The Dr. Martens 1460 is an iconic pair of boots for the fashionable man. These boots are comfortable to take place for your sneakers. If you can wear slim fitting pants you can style almost anything with these boots.
With these heat sewn boots, you’ll get a nice pair of boots with a rebellious look compared to say; Red Wing Iron Rangers.
Let’s jump to the review to see how this boot correctly represents the Dr. Martens brand.
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Fit & Sizing
The Dr. Martens 1460 has one width available. However, it doesn’t have half sizes, so you’ll have to buy a size smaller based on your foot size. For example, a user with a size 8.5 will fit a size 8 with no issue.
Here are a few things we’ve noticed when breaking them in.
First, the sole is very soft, which lead to a nice experience when walking around.
Second, the lack of the boot shank is clear. A lot of users believe the shank is the most important part and leather purists might be disappointed by this.
Third, its difficult to fit your foot well. Sometimes the Docs will give a bit of slippage, which doesn’t contour the foot as ergonomically as it should. This is a brand that was started by helping people relieve their foot pain and heal from foot injuries, but its a generic, blobby fit.
Now the company describes the leather as a “full grain” leather, even though its smooth and doesn’t have a bit of grain on the boot’s skin.
In fact, its correct leather, meaning that the boot is smoothed out – since its made out of an animal’s top-layer hide.
The leather is so smooth that is has a plastic-like appearance. That doesn’t come as a surprise as this is an aesthetic that speaks out to a large niche of people.
Basically, its made of cheap leather, but it still gives off a fashionable look.
Durable and stiff to begin with, the boots moulds to your feet. With constant wear, the boot becomes more comfortable to walk in.
Your boots can have a polished shine or its artfully scuffed up, based on your preference.
The Dr. Martens 1460’s has an inorganic rubber sole that’s fat and oil resistant. Thus, making it super soft, which is great for users with foot pain or orthotic concerns.
Also, the 1460’s have great shock absorption and a soft rubber sole, and it feels good to walk around in. While it does get squeaky on indoor surfaces, this might change as you wear the boot more often.
However, there are a few minor issues with the sole. It doesn’t have a shank, meaning that its less stable than other boots and is hard to resole. While it does have a 360 Goodyear welt, these boots are welted by heat. For these boots, the upper side is heat sewn to the sole.
While this looks cool, and there are professional cobblers that specialize in resoling these boots. Since it has a longlasting sole, this won’t be an issue.
The yellow stitching around the boot’s base is extremely secure thanks to the heat sewing process. And the rest of the stitching is neat and durable. Most of the boot’s stitching is single-stitch besides the two parts for both sides of the boot.
Dr. Martens recommends using “Wonder Basam” for these boots, which are made of coconut oil, lanolin, and beeswax. Its used to polish but should only be used once a month. You can use off brand products such as coconut oil, but if you want the best water resistance, beeswax will help protect the boots in wet weather.
If you’re trying to capitalize on its longevity, Doc Martens have a Dubbin Polish that gives your boot a thicker layer of wax. This natural wax formula will help your boots stay in good condition, providing you with years of comfort and fashion at the same time.
After breaking in the Dr. Martens 1460, they will be the most comfortable boots you’ll own. Since it doesn’t have a shank, you lose out on a bit of flexibility on your foot when you walk. This makes the sole more rigid and a bit stiff, but you can still relax your feet as soon as you wear them.
To conclude, I believe that the Dr. Martens 1460 are a staple for any man’s wardrobe. The boots have a small silhouette that you can use for different outfits. The 1460’s will encourage you to add creativity to your outfits, for night and day wear.