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Dr. Marten's Unisex Original 1490 Boot


Price: £64.77 - £137.69
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  • classic Dr. Martens leather
  • GOODYEAR WELTED
  • Outer Material: Leather
  • Inner Material: manmade fabric
  • Sole: Manmade
  • Closure: Lace Up
  • Heel Height: 1.25 centimetres
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 490 g
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  • ASIN: B001381FMU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Feb 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,257 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)
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The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line in Northamptonshire, England on 1st April, 1960. With it's trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, it was a boot worn by postmen, policemen and everyday workers; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to… Read the story and more in Amazon's Dr. Martens Store.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Warren Gill on 28 Nov 2009
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I've had quite a few pairs of boots in my time & for years I swore by DMs, but I had quite a few pairs which didn't last at all well, so I changed to Ranger's instead, but they weren't as comfy as DMs.

I've just bought these to see if they can last more than the normal 3 months or so that they normally do before the sole goes kaput.

Tried them on today, the perfect fit & worn them all day and so comfy & warm to wear.

So good I might just buy another pair of 1490's in Cherry/Oxblood, then again it might be 1914's.

It should be noted that these are the cheaper Chinese made ones, you can get the "Vintage" ones which are made in the original factory at Wollaston, Northamptonshire, but they are much more expensive & whether they would/will last any longer than these I don't know.

You pays your money and takes your choice!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Darkbloom on 26 April 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 9 UK F Verified Purchase
I used to wear Dr. Martens to school in the late seventies/ early eighties. I had a couple of pairs of ox-blood ones and my last pair were the ten hole black ones: So now some 30 years after I last wore a pair of these iconic boots I decided to buy a new pair for old times sake!

They arrived in good time, factory packed and in mint condition. There has been a lot of discussion about the fact that they are no longer exclusively made in England, like back in the day. Yes, they do still make some in England but you have to pay a much higher price for this privilege. I would be interested to see a new pair of English made ones next to ones made out in the far east, just for comparison.

That said, these are still cool looking, kick ass boots. It's funny how you remember things but I would have sworn that the leather, when I was a kid, was much thicker and harder. I remember getting cuts and abrasions around my ankles from the hard leather rubbing above my socks, and terribly painful blisters on my heals and toes, until you had worn them in. But that was a right of passage and you had to get through it without complaining.

These new boots seem a lot more malleable. The Dr. Marten website states that all the boots made outside England are made to the same exacting standards and using the same processing techniques as the English made ones.

I found them to be true to size: I take a size 9 (uk.). They are a perfect fit. I like to do the laces up tight, so the fronts are laced completely together and touching. I just got them today so wont go far; Just breaking them in gently around the house and maybe with a short walk to the local shop. Interestingly the souls feel softer than when I was a kid.... or maybe I was just a lot lighter back then.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BRIDGET FOOTER on 28 Jun 2013
Colour Name: Cherry RedSize Name: 6 UK F Verified Purchase
The feel of the boot is good, and after a couple of wearings began to feel like I'd worn them for months.
Colour good out of the box and treated with saddle soap brings out a deeper cherry colour.
I use on my scooter and they are a perfect compromise for comfort, protection and looks.
Unisex sizing wasn't a problem. I usually take a Ladies 6.5 UK size so I ordered a Men's 6 and the fit was perfect, and not too wide either.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Pritchard on 4 Dec 2009
Colour Name: Cherry RedSize Name: 4 UK F
I sent away for these DM's and they looked great but unfortunately didn't fit so I sent them back and got an immediate refund - thank you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The shopper on 10 July 2009
Colour Name: Cherry RedSize Name: 8 UK F
These boots are simply great. This is my second purchase of Dr. Martens and I should say that the product met my expectations. The boots are robust, quite rigid, but after you put them on for the second time, they become flexible enough. No disagreeable feelings at all.
Resume: pleasure to wear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Abigail Barton on 17 April 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 6 UK F Verified Purchase
have had these shoes for 3 years now and i literally live in them, so comfy and stylish :)
want them in cherry red ! excellent boots, can't go wrong !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Rector on 3 Jan 2010
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 10 UK F
My first pair of Docs was when I was at school 35 years ago, loved them then and still do today. Timeless classic boot, great styling, but not too heavy. This is my first pair with 10 eyelets and I think they're better than 8 eyelets - easier to break in and just that bit more 'Doc' about them. Wouldn't bother with 8 eyelets again. And a great price from Amazon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Zurbanu on 10 Sep 2009
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 3 UK F
Having small feet and finding it really difficult to find the right size shoes/boots I have found that most Dr Martens shoes fit perfectly and the size you buy is the size you get. This classic boot looks and fits perfectly too. Highly recommended
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