I got these uber awesome pair of Dr Martens boots from the online store about two weeks ago. It was sort of an impulse, but then not really. It cost me $180 after tax *___*, which, I know, sounds crazy because:
- I have no job.
- I have no "proper" money.*
- I have no job.
But... I did need fall shoes!! And... and... I'd been looking for military-styled boots since like, two years ago. The ones at Aldo and the other mall stores were always too narrow for my flat-footed feet >_<. Not to mention, the quality of those shoes. So I order the 1460s in Nappa, which is the softer, thinner alternative leather style.
The thing that scared me off from the original 1460s was the stiff leather. So I opted for the more lazy choice. (Of course.) It's not the original smooth-milled leather one, but I think I'm fine with the worn-down... matte-look of it. :)
I still haven't broken them in ><... I'd say about 70% there though. The first day I wore them indoors for like maybe 15 mins... it was suffocating. Then the second time it was a bit painful around the upper band where the tongue/flap is attached. I'd say that is the tightest part of the shoe at first. Then your focus goes to the sides, and the back.
I did look up methods on how to break in your Docs... and I think I gave this pair quite a bit of attention! I gave it a massage, a Baby Oil treatment, two Vaseline treatments, and um... a bit of a, uh, hammering down. Ahem.
It did make a bit of difference though!! Especially the vaseline.
(I put it on the inside where the tight band was, and then the hard back area.)
I got these in Size 5 UK/7 US, because these DO run big. If they had half sizes, I'd be a perfect 7.5, but unfortunately they don't. And so people like us who often wear size 8-9 (depending on the shoe) have to opt for either a really tight size 7, or a really loose size 8. The girl at the store downtown convinced me that I was a "true size 7", and that I was to stretch it out to make it to the "walk on clouds" boots status.
I've always wanted military-styled/chunky boots since my Lolita phase in high school about six years ago. It was always more of a "oh, how cool~" or "I wish I could sport that..." than a "Omg, I want that, I'd so wear it!" for me. I'm not really that adventurous or daring when it comes to Fashion. I do enjoy cutesy things, but then I also admire punk/gothic culture, with a smidge of chic-ness. Sometimes I like minimalist fashion, sometimes boho... sometimes grunge, and sometimes Korean teacher-like classy office styles. That's why my fashion blogger idols are Zoella and Tricia Gosingtian.
I found my second pair at CNE / The EX, for $79.99! With tax it came to about $90. Saved $90!
These are the black floral canvas kind that I found at the Warehouse building on a whim.
Though... not that it matters that much anyway. They're adorable!
I haven't worn the floral ones out yet. Mainly because I haven't been out since I got it, lol. But I'm excited to break these in too ^o^~
My idea is to break them in by the time fall comes so I can wear these as fall shoes :) Plus, with the walking to and back from school, they'll be good in no time. Excited! :D