Do you stock any vegan products?
Yes, we do! We stock both vegan and non-vegan products at Dr. Martens.
If you’re looking to purchase any cruelty-free products, simply head over to the search bar at the top of the page and type in ‘vegan’. This will bring up our vegan range.
Alternatively, you can browse our entire vegan range here.
Our vegan range contains two core materials. One called "Felix" which is a vegan alternative to our smooth original leather. It's technically known as microfiber and is a polymer-synthetic material.
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How to break in your Docs
Breaking in your Docs will take time and patience, but everyone goes through it. Read on to discover the ways to make this rite of passage go smoothly - we've got you covered.
1. Get the perfect fit.
If you normally take half a size, we recommend sizing down. The boots should feel tight but not uncomfortable! If the boot feels uncomfortable when you try it on, especially in the width, then it is too small. Docs will soften and stretch as you wear them in! You can check out our size guide for more information.
2. Wear thick socks and keep your laces tight.
Wearing thick socks will protect your feet + encourage the leather to warm up + soften faster. We have a great range of Doc socks to help you achieve this. The "Double Doc Sock" features extra padding in all the classic friction points — like at the back of the heel and ankle — and now comes with arch support and a new blister protection system in the lining, meaning no blisters! Keep your laces tight to encourage the boot to mould to your foot + avoid rubbing.
3. If they're brand new, start with 1-2 hour intervals.
Begin by wearing your Docs around the house for short periods of time. Don't attempt a festival or long walk the first time you wear them! Some leathers stretch quicker than others, Nappa, Carpathian and Virginia are some great soft leather options!
4. Repeat until they're perfect.
Follow the mentioned steps above until your boots are soft and shaped to your foot. Then, you're good to go wherever!
4. Wonder Balsam.
To help speed up the process, we recommend using our Wonder Balsam! This little pot of gold contains a mix of lanolin, beeswax and coconut oil to help soften the leather. It also adds a protective layer and subtle shine to your boots.
Throughout the years, we've heard all sorts! Stuffing boots full of wet newspaper, putting them in the freezer, showering in them! How do you break in yours?READ FULL ARTICLE
How do I look after my Vegan Docs?
Our entire vegan range is made of vegan-friendly synthetic material, with zero traces of animal byproducts.
Our Vegan Docs are typically easier to break-in. Need a more in-depth guide on how to break in your Docs? Check out our guide here.
To maintain vegan leather, don't let your boots sit wet/drying in direct sunlight for too long.
To help keep them clean, use light soapy water or a standard wet wipe.
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How do I look after my Docs?
Looking after your Docs will take time and patience, but everyone goes through it. Read on to discover the ways to make this rite of passage go smoothly - we've got you covered.
1. Put in the groundwork
Before you start, we recommend putting some newspaper down on the floor to avoid any unwanted black marks. Next, grab your kit. You'll need some damp cloths, water, a shoe brush and a tub of Shoe Polish.
2. Remove the dirt
Your boots will most likely need a bit of a clean before you start polishing. We recommend giving them a good wipe with a damp cloth. Remember to remove your shoelaces and clean them separately. Afterwards, dry your boots with a different cloth.
Handy tip: Bang your boots together a few times to remove any excess mud.
3. Apply shoe polish
Scoop out some polish with a dry cloth and apply a thin layer over the boot (including the tongue). Focus on any areas with scuffs, scratches or marks. Once done, wipe off any excess with a cloth.
Handy tip: You can apply more than one coat of polish if your boots have really been through it - just remember to let the first coat dry before following up with a second layer.
4. Buff to shine
Want your boots to have a nice, sharp shine? Grab your Bristle Brush and get buffing. You can skip this stage if you don't need it.
5. Apply the finishing touches
Almost there. There are a few optional last touches. You can give your newly polished boots a quick spray with our Ultra Protector for that added layer of protection. Alternatively, you can use our Shoe Freshener to remove any unwanted odours. You're done. Your boots should be back to looking their best.
Now to scuff them up again.
Our number one selling shoe care product. Wonder Balsam is Dr. Martens unique blend of coconut oil, lanolin, and beeswax. The natural ingredients clean and protect leather to keep it soft and supple. Wonder Balsam protects against water, liquid and salt marks.
A special formula which restores, conditions and protects smooth leathers from rain and stains. A solid wax.
A natural horsehair brush with a wooden handle and a Dr. Martens heel-loop strap — the best for buffing natural leather to shine, and the only one we recommend.
This non-aerosol spray creates a breathable layer of protection against dirt, rain, UV rays and stains. Safe to use on any colour of leather, suede nubuck, nylon or canvas.
How can I find out what materials an item is made from?
Generally, all material and design information can be found in or under the product description page.
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What size Docs should I buy?
Need help finding the right size Docs? Use our size guide to help you determine the best fit for your feet. Our iconic original styles like the 1460 8-Eye boot tend to run a little wider, so we recommend ordering a size down with those.
Important to note: Dr. Martens products are by default in UK sizing.
We've put together a comprehensive guide on how to measure your foot to get the most accurate size.
- Lay a sheet of paper on the floor, one edge flush against the wall. Fix the paper to the floor with scotch tape so it doesn't move.
- Standing straight and wearing socks, stand on the paper. Place your feet together, your heels against the wall and make sure your back is touching the wall too.
- Have someone draw the outline of both your feet.
- Use a ruler or the straight edge of a book to draw a line across where the outline is longest. Draw a parallel line 0.5cm from this original line to allow for clearance.
- Finally, measure the distance from the wall to the second line you have drawn.
Use the charts below to convert this length you have just measured into a shoe size.
When you find a pair of shoes that you like, simply select your preferred size metric (US/EU/UK) and choose your size.
Already own a pair of Docs?
Generally sizing tends to be standard across all Docs, although sizes can vary slightly depending on the style, shape, and material of the shoe. The size of the pair that you already own is a good guide.