hibs.net Messageboard

 

Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1

    Dr Martens boots.

    After years and years of freezing my toes off following Hibs I finally stopped being tight and bought a pair of DM's last week. Wore them to the game today and the Christmas markets yesterday - no cold toes.

    Amazing boots.


  2. Log in to remove the advert

  3. #2
    @hibs.net private member cabbageandribs1875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    in a house in Bathgate
    Posts
    35,634
    what a coincidence, i've been thinking about getting a pair for several months now, i tend to take my time purchasing feet accessories loved them *35+ years ago, is it only the shop in princess street where they can get purchased ?






    *fashion statement...now...comfort :)

  4. #3
    @hibs.net private member speedy_gonzales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,997
    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageandribs1875 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    is it only the shop in princess street where they can get purchased?
    I prefer Barnet's on the High Street. DMs (like most things these days) are made in countries where labour is cheap, the quality is still pretty good compared to other boots/shoes but if you hunt hard enough would will find pairs that are fabricated in the UK, it's those that'll last a good few years!

  5. #4
    @hibs.net private member Scouse Hibee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Age
    52
    Posts
    20,080
    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I prefer Barnet's on the High Street. DMs (like most things these days) are made in countries where labour is cheap, the quality is still pretty good compared to other boots/shoes but if you hunt hard enough would will find pairs that are fabricated in the UK, it's those that'll last a good few years!
    Panama Jacks are my choice of boots, best I ever had, bought my first pair twenty years ago, made in Spain.

  6. #5
    Absolutely can't fault them. I'm going to buy shoes as well for work.

  7. #6
    @hibs.net private member Bostonhibby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    lincolnshire
    Age
    60
    Posts
    18,417
    I've had a new pair every 4 or 5 years since I was a youth!

    Best boots in the world but I do agree it's a shame production shifted out of the UK.

    Sent from my SM-A750FN using Tapatalk

    "I did not need any persuasion to play for such a great club, the Hibs result is still one of the first I look for"

    Sir Matt Busby

  8. #7
    Private Members Prediction League Winner Hibrandenburg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Brandenburg
    Posts
    12,376
    Can't beat a good pair of German Paratroopers boots to keep your tootsies warm. Make you look and walk like Frankenstein's Monster but a small price to pay.

  9. #8
    Coaching Staff Pete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    North stand
    Posts
    17,110
    I got a pair of steel toe Doc Martens from my work about 20 years ago and they've been lying in the garage for about ten years.

    Totally forgot about them and might give them a clean up and see how they look. Dont know if the steel toe ones look that much different to the normal ones.

    I might need them for when the civil war starts

  10. #9
    @hibs.net private member weecounty hibby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    The wee *****y of course
    Posts
    4,759
    Greatest boots ever made! Have had many pairs throughout my life and used them at work for shoes as well. Minimum of 10 holers though!!

  11. #10
    @hibs.net private member Hibbyradge's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    I live for dull football
    Posts
    42,952
    I've had the same pair of 12" high DM boots since 1981.

    I actually bought them for a fancy dress party (I went as a bobber boy) and I probably only wear them a couple of times a year, if that, so the longevity isn't that much of a surprise.

    I've had several pairs of DM shoes over the years, though, and this thread has been food for thought.
    Buy nothing online unless you check for free cashback here first. I've already earned £2,389.68!



  12. #11
    Veni, Vidi, Posti degenerated's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    At a post-punk postcard fair
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,116
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: dave7062
    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I prefer Barnet's on the High Street. DMs (like most things these days) are made in countries where labour is cheap, the quality is still pretty good compared to other boots/shoes but if you hunt hard enough would will find pairs that are fabricated in the UK, it's those that'll last a good few years!
    I've got a couple of pairs of 1460 I've had for a few years. Black ones and cherry red, both made in Asia but still good quality, I got them on Amazon for £50 for the black and £60 for the other ones.
    I got a pair of the ox blood ones which were made in Nottingham for 'Er indoors and the quality of leather and the finish is far superior but they were the best part of £200.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  13. #12
    @hibs.net private member Hibernia&Alba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ma bit
    Posts
    13,737
    I prefer monkey boots. More aesthetically pleasing and tough as old boots.
    HIBERNIAN FC - ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY SINCE 1875

  14. #13
    Coaching Staff heretoday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    West Edinburgh
    Posts
    12,179
    I used to love DMs but I just don't trust them now they're made in the far east.
    It's odd because I wouldn't buy a car unless it was made in the far east.

  15. #14
    @hibs.net private member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Age
    45
    Posts
    24,194
    Palladium Boots are the best Iíve had. They made airplane tires back in the day then boots for the foreign legion.

    The fur lined waterproof versions are amazing.

  16. #15
    @hibs.net private member cabbageandribs1875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    in a house in Bathgate
    Posts
    35,634
    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I prefer Barnet's on the High Street. DMs (like most things these days) are made in countries where labour is cheap, the quality is still pretty good compared to other boots/shoes but if you hunt hard enough would will find pairs that are fabricated in the UK, it's those that'll last a good few years!
    yikes, i'm positive Barnet's was there in the late 70's when i purchased my first pair, might have been a different name right enough, coincidently discussing DM's at a family gathering just yesterday which reminded me of this thread all the younger relatives recommended Brashers, along with suggestions of firstly going to clarke's to get my feet properly checked for size which i've not had done for approx 40 years as a T1 Diabetic i really should be more aware of the importance of protecting ones feet.


    shoezone NO MORE
    Last edited by cabbageandribs1875; 02-01-2020 at 08:41 PM.

  17. #16
    Veni, Vidi, Posti degenerated's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    At a post-punk postcard fair
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,116
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: dave7062
    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I used to love DMs but I just don't trust them now they're made in the far east.
    It's odd because I wouldn't buy a car unless it was made in the far east.
    They still make some in Nottingham, no cheap though

    https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/c...nd-boots-shoes

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  18. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by degenerated View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    They still make some in Nottingham, no cheap though

    https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/c...nd-boots-shoes

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    They're selling the boots I paid £104 via Rubblesole online for £239.

  19. #18
    Testimonial Due Weegreenman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Greenland
    Posts
    1,049
    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I prefer Barnet's on the High Street. DMs (like most things these days) are made in countries where labour is cheap, the quality is still pretty good compared to other boots/shoes but if you hunt hard enough would will find pairs that are fabricated in the UK, it's those that'll last a good few years!
    You are correct sir! I have a pair made in the original DM factory in England. Cost me £200 top boots!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
hibs.net ©2020 All Rights Reserved
- Mobile Leaderboard (320x50) - Leaderboard (728x90)