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to expect a pair of boots to last more than 3 wears?

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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 23-May-16 10:12:51

Dd has a new pair of docs.
She has walked in them 3 times. Never been in the park or climbed in them.

The soles are destroyed at the ends. Unmarked in the middles as hardly used.

wolfwhistleme Mon 23-May-16 10:22:54

Looks like they've been damaged somehow. If you still have receipt its worth trying to get them exchanged after such a short time.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Mon 23-May-16 10:40:12

I would take them back and complain. Docs aren't cheap and should last. I have a pair bought in the 1990s and worn on and off which, although worn down, look better than that. I also have newer pairs that still look good after many wears.

blinkowl Mon 23-May-16 10:48:24

I misread as years, and thought WTF, that's bloody brilliant for 3 years!

For 3 wears, that's not great at all. I'd take them back.

I had a pair of docs - not the traditional ones but these. I put them in the bin last week as the upper completely came off the sole, and the soles had holes in. They were ruined, after about 6 months of wear. Admittedly I did wear them all the time! But I wore my docs as a teenager all the time and they lasted years! Surely they should last more than 6 months before literally falling apart?

QuimWilde Mon 23-May-16 10:50:51

Docs are rubbish these days. My last pair lasted all of three months before the soles wore through. The pair I had in the early 90s lasted about six years - the leather perished before the soles did.

OP, return them - you'll be entitled to a refund.

ofshoes Mon 23-May-16 10:57:29

Doctor Martens aren't made in the UK anymore, the quality has gone right down the toilet since they moved manufacturing to Thailand. Old ones would have lasted a lifetime but not anymore

ItGoesWithoutSaying Mon 23-May-16 11:40:14

Doctor Martens aren't made in the UK anymore, the quality has gone right down the toilet since they moved manufacturing to Thailand.

Even so, they should be better. I've a pair that are over two years old (black leather, same style as above) worn 2-3 times a week except in summer and they still look pretty new. Just a bit worn down on the heel where you would expect.

pickledparsnip Mon 23-May-16 11:44:40

They are completely shit now. I have bought a short biker pull on style for the past 3 years. I do wear them shedloads, but the soles wear down incredibly quickly. They basically last one season. My last pair ended up with a big split across the sole.

(Reminds self not to buy anymore DMs)

ofshoes Mon 23-May-16 11:55:23

Even so, they should be better

absolutely, it's not like there was a drop in price when they moved it or anything, they're still a fairly expensive pair of shoes that I would expect to last longer than a few months!

Apparently the rubber formula was changed and that's why the soles crap out so quickly now.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 23-May-16 12:18:06

Took them back.
Shop were really helpful, but they didn't have another pair to swap for.

mirime Mon 23-May-16 12:36:32

My first pair lasted 16 years, and were worn a lot!

Last pair I've had 12 years now, need to get them re-soled as I stood on broken glass and if I wear them in the wet water leaks in.

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