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Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens Vonda

4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

Suggested price: £130.00
Price: £94.00 - £129.99
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Colour: Black
  • Upper: Leather
  • Lining: Leather
  • Outer Material: Leather
  • Inner Material: Leather Manmade Fabric
  • Sole: Manmade
  • Closure: Side Zip
  • Outsole: Rubber
  • Brands: Dr. Martens
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • ASIN: B00178X7FY
  • Date first available at 1 July 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,781 in Shoes & Bags (See Top 100 in Shoes & Bags)
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About Dr. Martens
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.

Product Description

14-eylet Boots with Rose Embroidery
Upper: soft black Leather
Lining: Leather and Textile
Insole: leather and Textile
Air Cushion Outsole

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the look, but finding them a bit painful! 4 May 2013
Ok so these were a very welcome gift from a fabulous friend and they are the coolest DMs I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot! The length is mid calf for me (I'm very tall at 6ft) and the zip and laces combo is brilliant for adjusting the fit around the calf and ankle. The leather is much thinner than traditional Docs but not initially any softer, in fact they feel a bit crispy. A bit of wonder balsam goes a long way to soften up the leather though. Anyone familiar with Docs knows the break in period can be quite the challenge, and I'm suffering for the love of these beauties but not in the normal way. The foot portion breaks in easily, but beware if you have a high instep because these are quite tight in that area. I don't normally have instep issues but to absolutely fair I do have a slightly higher instep than the average person. They are loosening but boy am I feeling it as they do! The main issue is getting the top of the boot to adjust to my enthusiastically bouncy feet, again they are gradually getting there but I've had a bit of a flare up of plantar tendon issues in the attempt to make them bend to my will. Lots of other reviewers find these instantly comfortable, and to be fair I can wear them for eight hours without wanting to cry but personally I've found them difficult to break. I'd recommend the wonder balsam daily to help with the process, and I am finding them continuously more and more comfortable as time goes by. It's a testament to how very beautiful these are that I'm determined to keep going, because I love them, love them, love them! One last point, if you have a lovely juicy calf you might find these a close fit, I have a little juice in that area and the adjustment with the laces helped with that but they are pretty much straight up and down, and probably won't accommodate the curvier calf very well.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr M's Vonda Boots 13 April 2009
By pipkins
Colour Name:Black| Size Name:6 UK D|Verified Purchase
I have loads of D.M's but these are fantastic! A lot softer than your normal boot, but still as bootilicious!!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boots! 9 Oct 2009
Colour Name:Black|Size Name:6 UK D
Great boots, comfortable to wear first time. Arrived promptly. Very happy customer :-)Dr. Martens Vonda
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great boots, but scuff badly 16 Feb 2012
By NYChic
I have a pair of these and I've been wearing them nearly every day for six months. They are fantastic - comfortable, functional, and very cool! They're even pretty good at keeping my feet dry in wet Edinburgh weather. But, there are a couple of things which I think people should be aware of before buying them. First, they are kind of squeaky! It's not a big problem, but it's certainly noticeable in a quiet office or library... it's easily solved by applying some hand lotion to the very bottom of the boot's tongue, just where it starts to curve for the ankle. This is where the leather rubs together and squeaks. Lotion usually solves it for a couple weeks (and keeps the leather nice and soft!)

The bigger problem is the scuffing. These boots are not made of normal Doc Marten leather. Not surprising - they had to be thin enough to be embroidered, and the thinness makes them extra-comfy. But, the material they are made of scuffs really easily and as far as I can tell, irreparably. These are not normal "buff it out with some shoe polish" scuffs. It looks like there is some sort of black coating over the inner material giving it the black leather look, and when you scuff it, that coating just flakes right off. I think to look like new it would need to be painted over with something, but I haven't found anything I'm willing to paint onto my lovely Vondas yet! Shining it up does make the scuffs stand out less but they are still pretty serious.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swanky Mode 10 April 2009
Colour Name:Black| Size Name:8 UK D|Verified Purchase
I've waited all my life for this pair of boots to come along. They are brilliant. I love them. The perfect synthesis of brute boot force and delicate deceitful roses. Stunning and about time! I look forward to their next foray into the world of tatoo embroidery.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THEM 16 Feb 2013
Colour Name:Black| Size Name:8 UK D|Verified Purchase
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabuous 20 Jun 2012
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I've been wanting these boots for months. I've now a pair in size 3 as an early birthday present given to me by a friend. I'm very pleased with them. They look gorgeous on and are true to size. These boots need some gentle wearing in even though the leather is relatively soft compared to other Dr Martens. The roses stitching is very intricate and feminine. A tip, if you've a high instep as I have, you may find it useful to pack newspaper into the foot to help the leather stretch a little. These boots look great worn with leggings, jeggings and the rose on the toe area give that added stylish look if worn with bootleg jeans. I've been wearing mine with summer dresses and they still look and feel really good. I like the side zip as this saves having to adjust the laces each time I put them on. I won't mind having to wear these boots in for a while and I know that once this is done, they will last me for years. These boots are well worth every penny especially with the lacing allowing you to adjust the calf width if worn over thicker jeans in the colder months. A size 4 would be too big and my foot would slop about in them but I can still wear reasonably thick socks in my size 3's. I'm a very pleased Amazon customer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual and Stylish 12 July 2011
I like these boots. They're very eye catching and unusual (I know they're mass produced but I haven't personally seen anyone else wearing them yet). Softer leather than Dr Martens usually are - no blisters and pain so far. Comfortable given that I'm not used to walking in flat shoes/boots. One little gripe is that the embroidered rose design goes all the way through to the inside of the boot (they're stitched in, not transfers) and I found this scratchy. It irritated my skin leaving my ankle area quite red and sore. Solved with a pair of decent socks but I think it'd ruin tights. All in all, fab boots. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOTS EVER
Bought these a while ago, and because they were fashion docs, I wasn't sure how they would wear. They rubbed a bit at first, and the roses are incredibly itchy, but with socks on... Read more
Published 18 days ago by honey Childs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great boot
Published 21 days ago by matt275
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Daughter loves them.
Published 28 days ago by tracy king
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is my first pair of Dr Martens and I love it. They so comfortable and they have a nice feminine touch. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sonja van der Westhuizen
5.0 out of 5 stars kid loves them
bought them for my daughter, perfect fit, shes afraid to wear them outside incase they 'get dirty'. but she loves them
Published 2 months ago by Paula
5.0 out of 5 stars best boots I own
These boots are amazing - they are first docs I own and I am def going to buy another pair again.
They are so comfortable - I spend whole day in them and they still feel like... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Shoe lover Yorkshire
4.0 out of 5 stars nice
nice and romantic shoe. Good price also. Recommended and hope you like it too. I hope it will fit even better when i used them more
Published 3 months ago by åsa svensson
5.0 out of 5 stars "Where did you get those boots?"
I had wanted these for numerous years, and I am glad I bought them when I did.
They are beautiful. The rose detail is high quality, the boot itself are a great fit. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Do0dells
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply lush !
Simply lush !
Perfect fit
Didn't expect anything less from Dr M's
Very pleased with my boots they will last me years :)
Published 4 months ago by Julie Marsden
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Boots
I bought theses boots about a year ago, but I haven't worn them too much because of the pressure sores that developed on top of my feet, my fault because I laced them up to tight. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Debbie Harris
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