I'm looking for some dr martens inspo, preferably the 1460s, might cop a pair
1919 are those hideous clownshoes that skinhead/groundskeeper cosplayer wears. It's him posting anonymous in this thread pretending someone is posting him as "inspo" and saying his boots are "superior".
1460 is the quintessential Dr Martens boots. If you want the classic look, get 1460's. If you want to look like OiOi get the 1919's.
OiOi, I hope you fucking die.
>1460s are not as slim and are clunkier than the 1919.
You're trying really hard to get rid of your buyer's remorse aren't you?
They're practically identical in terms of width. If anything, the 1460 has a slimmer form and is less wide.
okay children calm your fucking shit someone with actual experience is here to calm your goddamn bickering
original dm model/silhouette with eight holes
original dm model/silhouette with ten holes
model 1490 with a steel toe
1919s do not have to be that hideous blue color and are SUPPOSED to be the same silhouette as the other originals (1460/1490). that being said, after observing in person, the toebox appears to be larger in height, which would make sense as there is a steel toe. the steel toe in the 1919s is not safety rated so it's kind of pointless.
i have a 5 year old pair of nappa leather black 1460s and a 3 year old pair of oxblood mie 1490s. my girlfriend has 1.5 y/o a pair of chinese cherry 1460s. here are my impressions
leather holds up best out of the lot due to being full-grain. hardly ever touched with dm wonder balsam and still soft and supple 5 years later. after years of abuse the soft leather can look very slightly 'slouchy' in appearance. soles are worn thin
favorite color of the three. cracked after 2 years due to salt exposure in the winter, though creases formed much quicker. i am unsure but i may have been overzealous with the wonder balsam, and i know this can contribute to leather rot, so it should be considered as well. inside surface of the leather is unfinished
>girlfriend's chinese 1460s
these are a darker red. gf is jealous of my oxblood color and worn appearance. the leather feels synthetic and plastic-y, though it is still composite leather. despite deep creasing, there are no cracks yet
in summary of my autism
nappa > chinese composite > english composite
english composite > nappa > chinese composite
thanks kids will post pictures of my boots on request
How good are doc martens in general in terms of practicality/utility? Are they up to par as actual boots?
Sure they look cool but I feel like they're not durable at all and suck in bad weather. I'm hesitant to cop a pair of boots for over $100 that are only good for the aesthetic
They're pretty durable, and the sole is good on a wide variety of surfaces (only thing I've found they suck on is ice). They aren't perfect, but for the price point you could do a lot worse. I've had a pair of 1461s for about two years now, and the only thing really wrong with them is some holes in the cotton lining. I used them for work (kitchen) shoes nearly every day for six months.
i think dr martens suck ass. i got grinders stag and regent in black because i like the thicker sole, plus steel toes.they were also like the same price as dr martens. about to get some gripfast, thinking about steel toe oxblood
wtc my first pair of normal mens 1460s (wanted 1490s but they seem a bit to high after seening some inspo)
Should I go for the English made ones straight up or start with the normal chip chong made boots. Anyone one care to comment of the difference? Also what type of leather to get if I go the cheaper ones?
>not getting these
I got both 1460s and these, and the solovairs are a lot slimmer, dont look as clunky
dr autismo here to say that
solovair started making boots about the same time as marten but didn't get huge and move their production to vietnam or whatever
i also think the made in england doc's are made in the solovair factory
I came here looking for 1461 inspo, didnt know I would be the one sharing it
It's actually the most common place for the stitching. That stitching holds the sole to the welt on welt constructed boots.
For the cherry red 1460s, is there a noticeable difference between "cherry red smooth" and "cherry red rouge leather"?
I liked the smooth in the store but amazon has only got the rouge type (and amazon is cheaper, otherwise I would just get them in the store).