When I was a student I lived in Dr Marten boots, as did all my friends. My favourites were my cherry red 8-hole lace-ups, which I’d team with black leggings and an oversized T-shirt – usually black, often with a band name on it.
Docs were very cool at the time (much longer ago than I care to remember!), so comfortable to wear and – important for a student on a very tight budget – lasted almost forever and never needed re-heeled.
Doc Martens seem to have come back into fashion again recently and I find myself hankering for a pair. I can’t quite decide if they’re me or not though. They were certainly me twenty-odd years ago but a lot has changed in that time!
Asos currently has a good range to choose from, with the added benefit of several different discounts being available through Voucherbox. My favourites are the Kensington chelsea boots, which look good in the black and burgundy shades. I think I could probably get away with wearing these with skinny jeans or leggings:
I also really like the white lace-ups but will definitely leave these for people twenty years younger than me:
There are also discount codes available for Dune, which is one of my favourite shoe shops – my gold-heeled leopard print ankle boots and gold-studded knee high boots are both from there. Another style of boot that I would really like to buy is a pair of over the knee boots – which would absolutely have to be flat and not have a heel.
These black boots fit the bill perfectly and are reduced from £159 to £119 in the sale. I like the buckle detail at the back:
I wore my knee high boots on a walk from Buchanan Street to Argyle Street yesterday for Sunday lunch at a new-ish restaurant called The Gannet (which comes recommended). They were fine on the way there but when we came out it was absolutely chucking it down and by the time I got home I was aware of water seeping in.
Could that be the justification I need to invest in a new pair of boots? Docs or over the knee boots though – or should I just use voucher code deals to get both? ;)