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I am craving purple Dr Martens. Should I just consider it a hormonal episode and ride it out or embrace the need for clumpiness?

(104 Posts)
CreviceImp Tue 27-Oct-15 15:53:38

I am 40. I want patent spectra ones or cherry reds.

Do I need to have a word with myself?

CMOTDibbler Tue 27-Oct-15 15:56:06

Embrace it. But buy some double layer running socks to wear in them

CreviceImp Tue 27-Oct-15 15:56:24


RoosterCogburn Tue 27-Oct-15 15:58:04

Go for it - I'm older than you and they are on my Christmas list.

As a teenager I lived in my DMs and in the past 5 years I have re-embraced my love for them

HookedOnHooking Tue 27-Oct-15 15:58:06

I'm 41. Gave in to my purple Doc Marten cravings a while back and love thrm.

NotTodaySatan Tue 27-Oct-15 15:58:15

Oh they're amazing!

You have to buy them!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 27-Oct-15 15:59:14

I think cherry easier to wear than purple.

MrsJayy Tue 27-Oct-15 16:02:35

Dd has the purple ones they are lovely she wears them a lot fwiw she isnt a teenager she is fully grown grin just get them i prefer them to cherry

CreviceImp Tue 27-Oct-15 16:03:06

I wear a lot of black and purple......

I blame all that indie stuff on Bbc4 of late.

It's the 1990's in my head now.

Feck me it'll be daisy headbands next if I'm not careful.

SwedishEdith Tue 27-Oct-15 16:04:28

Oh, they're lovely! Never too old for DMs.

CreviceImp Tue 27-Oct-15 16:05:57

Although I do like the 1914 cherry reds..... And they're completely different after all....

PerspicaciaTick Tue 27-Oct-15 16:10:06

CreviceImp - I have £100 in birthday money and I keep thinking about buying purple DMs with it. But I just can't quite decide. It is nearly my birthday again. If you go for it, please come back and tell me how amazing they are.

Pooseyfrumpture Tue 27-Oct-15 16:11:41

Oh I miss mine sad I have no idea what happened to them, wore them everyday for years but can't remember where they ended up.

MrsBalustradeLanyard Tue 27-Oct-15 16:16:09

I am craving a pair of pale grey nubuck ones...

steppemum Tue 27-Oct-15 16:16:39

I would adore a pair of purple DMs. Unfortunately my feet are size 10 and they don't do them in that size sad

Go for it.

CreviceImp Tue 27-Oct-15 16:16:50

My teenage son has just given me side-eye when I sought his view over this great and weighty matter.

Splendid. Off to order.

He wears fat trainers and snap caps so if he thinks they're rank I work on the principle it's all good grin

Will report back Pers if I don't look an utter tit grin

thegiddylimit Tue 27-Oct-15 16:20:52

They are gorgeous. I bought a lovely silk shirt dress recently that would look fabulous with them. And I've got a few years on you thlgrin

I think this year is the year of purple (and white and green, guess what film I saw at the weekend)

Hobbes8 Tue 27-Oct-15 16:30:27

I have grey, yellow, baby pink, hot pink and pewter doc martens and I still want a purple pair, because that's what I had in my youth.

MrsJayy Tue 27-Oct-15 16:31:05

Ive walking problems i find the boots to clumpy for me i trip i have Dm shoes just in boring black though i have had them years

PersonalClown Tue 27-Oct-15 16:36:37

Go for it! I'll be 37 soon and am currently breaking in these!

belindarose Tue 27-Oct-15 16:36:58

I just bought beautiful silver grey ones. Used to live in coloured ones and have not coped with footwear well since I thought I was too old.

I am so happy now. All my winter footwear issues are solved.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 27-Oct-15 16:38:54

Do it! DM boots are never out of style.

GuyMartinsSideburns Tue 27-Oct-15 16:40:15

Despite my efforts I can never ever look right when wearing these envy Recently charity shopped a hardly worn pair of the cherry red ones, someone had a good find that day. Dh bought me a pair of brown ones I was after, I still haven't worn them!

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 27-Oct-15 16:41:19

I had the black ones with flowers all over them, now I have the brick red ones. I'm 48. grin

Knackeredknitter67 Tue 27-Oct-15 16:51:48

I'm 48 and have three pairs of DMs at the moment. Would totally buy the purple ones if I could justify them.

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