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Dr Martens | Current Favorites

by Jamie Sanford on May 14, 2018

I am an avid fan of Dr Martens shoes, and have been since I was a teenager. (See this post to have a look at the first pair I bought, back in 1994-95. I still have them.)

My collection continues to grow, as I’m always on the lookout for something new and unique to add in to the collection. The best deal ever was on the Arabella loafers in navy blue, a purchase from Hautelook for over $250 off of the original price. We have a Dr Martens outlet nearby where I found the 1461, Valentine edition. (Which I don’t wear nearly enough.) The Kristy boots are a new addition featuring soft leather that I have loved from the second I put them on.

I have gathered a list of the Dr Martens shoes in my collection (or the closest match), and also some of my wishlist items as well. Check it out below, and tweet me with your favorite Dr Martens shoes.

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Dr. Martens x Swarovski Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on April 4, 2012

How had I missed this? Dr. Martens x Swarovski?!  I have professed my love for DMs on this site before, particularly the wingtips I bought when I was about 15. (You definitely want to click that link and check out those shoes by the way, they are busted and amazing.)

So anyway, I finally caught wind of my dream combination of leather and sparkly crystals, so here we go with reviewing the collection and deciding which pair I want the most.

So this is Swarovski 1, and it’s the most basic of the bunch. The upper is made of Italian calf leather and patent leather. The leather looks buttery in the photograph so I have high hopes for it in person. However, I think if I’m going to get anything from this collection, I need them to sparkle. Swarovski 1 is available for $125.

This is better! Swarovski 2 loses the patent leather toe cap, and adds cute little Swarovski crystals sprinkled throughout.

What I think I really want is these shoes, with a toe cap covered in crystals. That would be amazing, since I generally wear my Docs with jeans, and only the toes stick out.

Anyway, Swarovski 2 is available for $275.

Boots! This is some classic Dr. Martens realness with some sparkle thrown in. I love that the crystals are only applied to the strap around the boot, I think it’s unexpected and am wondering if the strap is removable so I can wear is as a bracelet when I’m not wearing those boots.

Swarovski 4 is available for $350.

And now we are getting to the sexier portion of this collection. Swarovski 5 here is like Swarovski 2′s slutty sister.  Swarovski 5 is available for $425.

This is my favorite one! I would only prefer that this be a bootie without ankle coverage, but you can’t get everything you want. I also want to be able to remove that sassy shoe bondagey harness thing and put it over some regular black heels, so it would be helpful if it was removable. Swarovski 6 is available for $325.

So, any interest in the Dr. Martens x Swarovski collection for you? Check them all out here.

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Sorel Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on November 1, 2011

Sorel Shoe Party

I was introduced to Sorel within the last year or so, I saw a few pairs of fabulous snow boots on some bloggers, and I’ve wanted a pair ever since. My current snow boots are too embarrassing to even share, I definitely need an upgrade. Of course, the best way to do this is to have a shoe party and look at my Sorel options.

The description of the Sentry boot is…

Luxe Italian felt is mixed with a casual sneaker vibe for a stylish winter boot with a retro look.

These are not waterproof snow boots, but I’m sharing them because I think they are very cute.  The Sorel Sentry boots are available from Zappos for $130.

These are also not waterproof, but I love that multi-color stripe on the back.

They’ll be forced to give you and your boots a second glance with the smooth, sophisticated look on the front and the fun, eye-catching striped elastic strip on the back of the Sorel® Fernie™.

These look so warm and cozy, perfect for cold days when I don’t want to wear giant snow boots but need to keep my feet warm.  The Sorel Fernie boots are available from Zappos for $120.

Pink rain boots. What else is there to say?

Slip and slide no more with the extremely durable and versatile Tivoli™ Rain by Sorel®. Waterproof leather and canvas upper for added protection and durability. Fabric lining for added warmth and style.

These are so cute for wet, rainy weather. The Sorel Tivoli rain boots are available from Zappos for $110.

Sorel offers a number of boots that are weather-friendly and have some style. Love.

Take a blast to the past with the retro graphics of the ’1964 Pac™ Graphic’ boot from Sorel®. Waterproof suede leather upper for seam-sealed protection. Removable 6mm washable, recycled felt InnerBoot.

These might be the ones I pick. The Sorel 1964 Pac Graphic boots are available from Zappos for $120.

These were my original first pick, I think I saw them on someone else and liked them.  However, my new favorites are up next. These are still super cute though.

Waterproof, full-grain leather upper. Removable 9mm ThermoPlus® felt InnerBoot provides superb warmth, moisture transfer, comfort, and durability. Acrylic/wool blend snow cuff. 2.5mm bonded felt frost plug in the shell to provide an extra layer of insulation and warmth. The frost plug is a 2.5 mm piece of EVA that is in the heel and forefoot. Handcrafted, waterproof, vulcanized rubber shell.

These are serious boots. My feet would be warm for days! The Sorel Caribou is available at Zappos for $130.

Since I would prefer taller boots, I think that Tofino here is the winner.

Functional and fashionable, the Tofino™ by Sorel® gives you the protection, durability and style that you want and deserve. Waterproof waxed canvas upper with leather overlays for unique styling. Charming faux fur cuff. Sherpa Pile lining adds extra warmth. Waterproof leather shell has a comfortable, sneaker-like fit. Non-slip molded rubber outsole gives you the grip and traction that you need on wet surfaces.

Yay! I picked out boots! It’s too bad I didn’t think about this before the freak snowstorm we had over the weekend. The Sorel Tofino boots are available from Zappos for $140.

Which ones do you like the best? Check out all of the Sorel boots on Zappos here.

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I had sale items last week, so why not go all out on fantasy shopping this week!

Starting out with Christian Louboutin boots.


I love these because they are both fabulous and flat, so I could wear them for hours at a time, and I want to.  Unlikely I’ll be buying them, since the Egoustina boots are available for $1,495 from Neiman Marcus.

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Photos: Doc Martens Wingtips

by Jamie Sanford on April 7, 2010

Yesterday I posted on The Daily Wishlist about Dr. Martens shoes and boots.  I mentioned there that I have a pair of Docs that I bought somewhere in 1994-1995, and I still wear them.

So I decided to write about my shoes here, but once I photographed the shoes, I became way more interested in the photos, because I love them.  My Docs are busted!  They are scratched up and have actual dust on them.  If you can’t tell, I don’t wear them that often, but I DO wear them.  I wore those shoes to countless concerts, on a certain “rugged” camping adventure in the late 90s, and recently, on nights out with my friend David.

Enough chatter, let’s get to the photos.

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The whole set is here.

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