Today the Doc Marten shoe turns 50 — thankfully there’s something out there that pre-dates me — and I was taken down a stroll on memory lane by a pictorial on Fashionista.com. I wore Docs exclusively through most of the Eighties and pretty much all of the Nineties, and I still own two pairs. They’re not dusty or sitting in the back of my closet, either. I still like nothing better with a dress whenever I think I can get away with it, and they’re actually pretty fine hiking boots, which I found out in Aspen some years back when this Floridian packedwhat seemed like the closest thing to boots suitable for mountain climbing.
So, if you’re old enough, remember the good old days. If you’ve just started wearing Docs, welcome to the world of the bouncing sole.