Oh, and, Look, Here Are My New Boots

Yes, that’s Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, and yes, those are Doc Martens. I will be spending the next couple of months wearing them in so they are ready for when cold weather actually hits and I will need a pair of boots. Because, yes, I did actually buy them to be practical! But one does like a splash of color.

— JS

20 Comments on “Oh, and, Look, Here Are My New Boots”

  1. Wow! Glad to see Doc’s with color! My feet run super narrow and have no luck with them, but I was introduced to John Fluevogs years ago and have so very happy their lineup!

  2. Awesome boots! Wish I could wear Docs, but alas, they don’t fit my feet regardless of the size and style I try (and I’ve tried many). Enjoy them on my behalf!

  3. I’m actually considering a pair of Doc Martins. I’d be interested in a follow up report on the comfort level. I have extremely tender feet.

  4. You must not do much in the way of boot things. My Danners and Limmers take a beating.

  5. Those are great! I’m sad that the newer Doc Martens don’t fit me – I’ve tried both women’s and men’s but they just don’t work for me. Good luck.

  6. Those are freaking amazing.

    Doc Martens Wonder Balsam is the shit. It helped me break in a new pair of Doc boots last year in a couple of weeks.

  7. Just saw Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa in an exhibition in Boston. Plus many other works by Hokusai and his students and mentors. Excellent.

    Sadly they didn’t – but should have – Doc Martens on display too.

  8. Fox Martins were great when made in England but since production moved to China, I’m sorry, the soles are shit. The heels break down way too quickly. I took my last pair to a cobbler and had them resoled with combat boot soles. Good luck though.

  9. Nice! I bought a pair of Salomens which L’Rell and I are breaking in quite nicely on the mountains around here.

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