I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to shoes – if someone sends me a coupon for shoes in my lovely little inbox, I click, I look, I try to figure out what shoes I need, and sometimes I fall in love.
My shoe lust of the week are a pair of Dr. Martens. This surprised me more than I can say - I haven’t worn Docs since the 90s when Seattle Grunge was the thing, and frankly I never thought I would again. They’re wonderful shoes, but I’d traded in my grunge look for something a little more contemporary.
Then I saw these….
And I couldn’t help but think that these little shoes would go oh so well with my Poppy Garden Lace Cuff….
And both just in time to usher in spring!
Of note – from a shoe obsessed gal with a little too much knowledge about these things, the Dr. Martens Ceri are made in Vietnam, unlike the traditional UK made Docs. They’re also a cement construction shoe, where the sole is glued directly to the base of the upper – it’s not welted sole. The reason I mention this is because my stepmother recently showed me a pair of Keens where the sole just split. Most Keens are not welted, either, so they’re impossible to re-soul. Because the sole is so thin on the Docs, I imagine that if you wore it out you could have another sole added, though you couldn’t remove the existing one and have it replaced.
More on soles later, when I stop wanting to write “soul”.