Sizing of Doc Martens Boots????

(16 Posts)
Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 15:53:28

I am recovering from a broken ankle and unsurprisingly, have been looking at some much more supportive shoes for when my cast is off. (Plus I rather fancy a bit of a grunge look before I get totally ancient). I wore DM's as a teenager but can't for the life of me, remember what size I bought.
Does anyone know what size I should buy if I am a 6.5 with quite narrow feet?
Was going to buy a 7 but suddenly had a wobble.
TIA!

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 16:40:16

Surely some stylish ex-goth types around? (Shamless bump)

ihearttc Wed 23-Oct-13 16:54:43

If its any help I desperately wanted a pair of the Gayle boots (they are slip on ones without the laces) and Im usually a 3.5...the 3 were enormous in fact if they'd have done them in a 2 I could have probably got them on!

Id probably go for a 6 if I were you?

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 16:58:11

Thanks iheart, am getting some of the usual 1460 in purple. Anything to cheer me up as am not going to be able to wear heels for months!

Am edging towards sizing down then...

I had to size up as I have wide feet so if you have narrow feet, I would size down to a size 6. As well as trying them on in the shop, try them on at home with multiple pairs of socks on, over carpet or clean laminate floor if that's what you have. Almost all shops will exchange them for a different size for you providing they haven't been worn outside (and yes, they check the soles for signs of outdoor wear) and you have the original box and receipt

50ShadesOfMaybe Wed 23-Oct-13 17:00:16

Hmmm. I'm a 5.5 and I bought a 5 in DMs a few years back. Killed my feet.

Went for a 6 and they were fine. My feet are not narrow, however.

Can you try them on?

HelpfulChap Wed 23-Oct-13 17:04:17

I think you will be perfectlly fine with a 7.

I am an anorak re-DMs. As in 1460 8-hole DMs are so called because the first ever pair was made on 1st April 1960 (sad?).

Let me know if you need more info.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 17:05:41

Two probs with trying them on
1. ankle still broken and in cast until next week so getting anywhere is HELL
2. I am cheekily getting them through a friend so only have one shot at this.

If I get the 7, I figured there might be space for ankle swelling and I could always wear them with thick socks. (Going back to my Nirvana worshipping roots!)

FranSanDisco Wed 23-Oct-13 17:10:40

I think they come up a little small so to size up by half sounds good. DD is a 5/5.5 and got a 6 as the 5 was just a tad short for her.

FranSanDisco Wed 23-Oct-13 17:13:29

Ooh and forgot to day dd has slim feet. Her size 5 boots from last year no longer fit and so size 6 was way to go for the shoes. She wears them to school and they are fine she says - no slippage.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 17:15:52

Helpfulchap - you are helpful indeed!
I shall take your advice and purchase the size 7s.

Am so excited about my lovely new purchase!

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 17:16:26

Perfect Fran, thank you.
Am off to buy!

FrightRider Wed 23-Oct-13 17:24:19

definitely buy the 7s. They're pretty true to size. i'm a 5.5 and always buy a 6.

I tend to wear nice thick socks with them because of the fact they're bastards for rubbing the back of the heel/ankle until they're broken in.

its been a few (11) years since i bought the ones i have though, so things might have changed slightly.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 23-Oct-13 17:55:57

Thank you all Mumsnet is a font of all knowledge!

Lurleene Wed 23-Oct-13 19:28:18

There are some bargainous pairs here. I bought DD a pair for Christmas last night.

Definitely true tp size but the ability to lace up tight gives some flexibility. I am a 6 and have a mix of 6 and 7 DM's.

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