We’ve all tried to put together that perfect outfit for class, a fashion show, a date, or just a day out and couldn’t find that right shoe?! One boot that will always make your outfit pop are Dr. Martens better known as Docs. Whether you wear the classic 1460’s, floral pattern or cheetah print boot, you are bound to be in the running for bested dressed! For many, Dr. Martens might be something unheard of while to others it might be something sitting in their closet or even on their feet at this very moment. According to their website, the brand of Dr. Martens all started April 1st, 1960 with its creators Dr. Klaus Maertens and the Griggs family; together they created ” the boot”. Over the years, people with diverse style genes such as punk, goth, urban, prep, and mod have worn the boot that has been “in” for over 50 years. Aisha Shabazz-Neal (Virginia State University ’15) said, “I think they’re very popular because they’re classy with a little rebel in them”, her favorite pair of Docs are sea green with floral print and pink laces. Dr. Martens have proven to be a shoe that isn’t a fad, but will be around forever. Whether you’re looking for that one shoe that will leave people guessing what you’re rockin’ or just to add a funky simplicity to your outfit, Dr. Marten’s is that shoe!
Want to purchase a pair of Doc’s? Check out www.drmartens.com
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By: Donovan Moore, “Bow Tie Man”