Whoa. Have Doc Martens gone fashion? The shoes most often seen on 80s punks (and the 00s punks who love them) and pimply junior-high kids everywhere now seem to be boasting a certain upmarket appeal, having expanded beyond their standard clodhopper boot. Don't believe me? Check it out:
Dana knee-high boot, $140.
Chloe slouchy boot, $130. Mmmmm, me likey.
Slate knee-high boot, $140.
Re-Boot tall boot, $153.95.
And my own personal pick: the Stephanie boot, featuring "butt seaming." Sexy!
Some of these boots are not quite there yet, but I think they're headed in the right direction, much like Dr. Scholl's, another formerly niche company that is now courting the fashion-forward. Not to worry, however: Doc Martens still produce some fantastically ugly shoes. To wit:
Springtime boot, $118.95.
Red velvet boot, $153.95.
And on and on, as you can imagine.