D m boots

(27 Posts)
diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 15:05:21

Never had d m boots but always wanted them. Are they comfy?
Seen cheaper ones on Amazon can I trust them or try on first.
Love the cherry red are they very bright?
Thanks

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 21-Aug-16 15:39:08

I bought DD2 a pair from Amazon last year and they are brilliant. If I recall correctly they were about £65 rather than the £90 charged by other retailers.

If you fancy a trip then they have a factory shop in Northamptonshire which is supposed to be brilliant.

Blueberryblueberry Sun 21-Aug-16 15:44:00

I just ordered my dm Chelsea boots off Amazon. Really pleased with them. I'd size down if in doubt (I'm between a 4 and 5 so got the 4 and they are perfect). They take a bit of breaking in but are comfy and last forever once they are broken in.

rightknockered Sun 21-Aug-16 15:58:47

I've worn them for decades. Size down, they come up big. Also, I've heard rumours that the ones sold on Amazon, are made especially for Amazon, but never known anyone to have any problems with quality

diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 16:49:26

Is the factory shop supposed to be discounted?
Is it easy to return to Amazon?

littlemissneela Sun 21-Aug-16 17:07:19

DM's are comfy .......once broken in. Wear thick socks, and persevere with them. Once they are moulded to your foot shape (or foot shaped to your boot) they last years smile

diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 17:16:26

I don't know if I should go for cherry red or black. Think will wear black more as get fed up of red everyday.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 21-Aug-16 17:26:05

They are the comfiest shoes ever. Black can get very dreary though.

tattoosandteadresses Sun 21-Aug-16 17:26:14

I have brick red and they're quite bright. Cherry would be brighter again so I'd err for black myself.

Definitely size down, I'm a half size and going down rather than up has always been perfect for me. They are indeed a bugger to break in but once you do so comfy. Mine never last years though, year and a half tops but I'm heavy on my feet and walk loads.

tattoosandteadresses Sun 21-Aug-16 17:31:10

Or maybe cherry wouldn't be brighter? Sorry have dizziness from sinus pain so thought processes aren't working too well today.

Red does go with a lot of stuff. I don't like wearing black shoes with browns in my clothes so red goes with it and also black clothes to to brighten them up

NewStartNewName Sun 21-Aug-16 17:41:08

I wear DMs most of the time, I wouldn't size down though, my usual size fits perfect

Just5minswithDacre Sun 21-Aug-16 18:50:10

I have the darker red, whatever they call it, it's a good mellow autumn colour. Goes with everything.

BaldBaby1970 Sun 21-Aug-16 19:01:31

I have just bought a cherry red pair. They are more what I would call ox blood. I'll see if I can find a link. They are not bright and are a great alternative to black.

BaldBaby1970 Sun 21-Aug-16 19:06:25

www.drmartens.com/uk/p/dms-lite-newton

This is the Cherry Red colour I am thinking of.

diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 19:13:42

Thanks think I will get cherry red they look nice

Just5minswithDacre Sun 21-Aug-16 19:13:51

Oh yes, those are what I have bald.

They're not too bright at all OP. Do it! smile

diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 19:37:24

Yes I will try them only £70 on Amazon so great price, should I get the balm to help soften?

diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 19:37:41

Yes I will try them only £70 on Amazon so great price, should I get the balm to help soften?

Just5minswithDacre Sun 21-Aug-16 20:25:04

No good asking me for the 'correct' answer. I use Vaseline blush

ravenia Sun 21-Aug-16 20:28:34

I'm in the process of breaking in 2 pairs and I already love them. I ordered off Amazon without trying on, got my usual size and they fit fine.

KatieScarlettReregged2 Sun 21-Aug-16 20:35:15

I have the Chelsea boots.
They were a gift from DH and are indestructible.
Which is a shame as I look like a bricklayer in them.
YY to size down.

tattoosandteadresses Sun 21-Aug-16 20:50:01

Mine are brighter than that. I use nothing on mine, prefer the scuffed look grin as did the assistant in the DM shop I was talking to.

LookWhatTheCatDraggedIn Sun 21-Aug-16 20:52:55

What's this "balm" you speak of? I'm contemplating a pair for winter, but am off put by the hassle of breaking them in.

diamondmoon Sun 21-Aug-16 20:56:03

It's helps to soften them and protects the leather.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 21-Aug-16 20:56:21

It helps to have something to help the leather bend and to prevent the crease across the instep that sometimes develops, which can be uncomfortable. I'm not so fussed about scuffing.

I think the official name for the branded stuff might be balsalm.

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