I skipped the whole Dr. Martens phase when I was growing up. As a nerdish teenager, I viewed anyone who wore ‘those’ shoes as rebellious, as wild and dangerous. To me, only skin heads, punks and goths wore Dr. Martens. It was the shoe for guitarists who played in heavy metal bands and for girls who shaved the sides of their heads and wore short skirts. Even my sister had a pair but she was always bunking class to go draw and paint in the Art studio in high school. You see what I mean?
I was a child of the 90’s when grunge was in fashion but somehow got caught up wearing takkies and jellies . As a result, I never had a favourite pair of cherry red or black 14 hole Doc’s. Until now…
20 years later and I spotted Dr. Martens shoes one evening last year. I was hooked. I had to have a pair! They suddenly appealed to me. I fell in love with them and finally (!) after two decades have bought my very first pair of Dr. Martens. I love them!
The company’s tagline is #standforsomething. Ironically when I’ve told people I’m buying Docs, many have laughed and recalled back to the days when they were young and used to wear their favourite pair. So why now? Well why not? It might co-incide with me turning 40. So that’s what my stand is going to be. 40 and fabulous!
Okay so who of you still have your ‘old’ Docs or great memories of them? I know some of you are smiling right now. I know I am.
Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!