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chin_wan
01-08-2008, 12:04 PM
I am looking for a store who sells Dr. Marten's shoes. Does anyone know where?

http://images.buzzillions.com/images_products/08/71/mens_dr_martens_8053_shoe_reviews_407201_300.jpg

Bestest shoe evar!

lord
01-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Ahh, Doc Mart's. You said it right, the bestest shoes, ever. I used to buy them in S'pore, never here. Pls let me know if you do get them here.

cml
01-08-2008, 01:45 PM
They are very nice to wear. I have 4 pairs but one was not so good cos it split in front, Dont know whats the problem

chin_wan
01-08-2008, 01:59 PM
I don't what it is but I tend to rip wear my shoes out after 3 to 4 months. The only shoes that have lasted me longer than 2 years is Dr. Marten's.

I need 1 nao! I'll probably go look in Pertama Complex.

hhtee
01-08-2008, 02:03 PM
my boots is Caterpillar unfortunately! :D

I bought it sometime in 1997 in UK. It's still OK!!!

Somehow, the things that I bought prior to 1997 seem to last a VERY VERY long time. I have a pair of LA Gear sneakers which I have in 1992 / 1993. Err... it just would not tear!

lord
01-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Bro, have tried looking for it at Pertama and Campbell. They either offer you Dr. Cardin or a fake Doc Mart's. No point looking at these places. The best is to still get it from S'pore. I think it cost around S$200 for a pair now.

And yeah, they are lasting.

Feynman
01-08-2008, 02:09 PM
I bought one pair (the same DM 1461 as photo) earlier this year at Isetan KLCC. If I remember correctly, it's was RM388.

I find the older ones made in UK better. Now it's made in China and Thailand.

cml
01-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Now all made in China. It should be around 160Sing. I alternate two pairs for working. It has lasted me 3 years wearing on a daily basis.

cml
01-08-2008, 03:08 PM
i think their thicker soled ones are good. The one which gave way was a thin soled working shoe but after stitching back its ok. I am still using it.

hhtee
01-08-2008, 03:14 PM
are shoe manufacturers trying to create job security ?

1. make shoe
2. shoe spoils
3. goto 1

in the olden days manufacturing, it's,

1. make shoe
2. shoe no spoil
3. shoe no spoil

that's why we don't hear of LA Gear anymore :D I still have one pair

cml
01-08-2008, 03:17 PM
their soles are pretty good. especially the oil resistant. I can walk into a kitchen without fear of slipping and falling, I mean hotel kitchens.

chin_wan
01-08-2008, 03:34 PM
Question...if I order them online from UK, will they be made in the UK?

cml
01-08-2008, 03:55 PM
I dont think so. I think they have oursourced most if not all of their manufacturing to china. They may still make a few models in uk like what timberland is doing.

Feynman
01-08-2008, 03:57 PM
I dont think you can get any Doc Mart made in UK, unless it's old stocks. The Doc Martens factory in UK was closed down in 2003 and shifted to China.

Maybe it's psychological, even though I feel the previous made-in-UK Doc Martens to be sturdier, but nonetheless, I've been wearing my present made-in-China Doc Mart for the past 7 month every day 7 days a week, and it's still as comfortable and no sign of damage.

Anyway, it's still a Doc Martens - the best of the bestest shoes around... :p

Feynman
01-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Looks like I'm wrong, they do manufacture in UK now. But never heard of these "vintage" version, always it's full boot 1460 or low cut 1461...

Got this from wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Martens

I tried checking the price on Doc Mart US website (http://www.dmusastore.com/pc-2339-8-vintage-1461.aspx) that carries this "vintage" line, they only have shoes size 5-7, price each pair is USD130 + USD57(postage) -- that's 60% more expensive than what I bought in Isetan KLCC.

cml
01-08-2008, 04:31 PM
i have a pair of boots that I bought in a moment of insanity 4 years ago and I have yet to wear them. I think i will pass it on to my son. too old to be wearing boots. good thing his feet are growing very quickly.

fRaNkY
01-08-2008, 04:49 PM
I want Dr Marten's shoes!!!!

CS Chua
01-08-2008, 08:37 PM
I am not a Dr Marten's fan as I find it bulky. My son had a pair which he wore for years and he loved it very much.

My favorites are now Florsheim, Rockport and Scholl. These are very comfortable shoes and are long lasting. I always buy my shoes and clothing overseas. Shoes are so much cheaper overseas especially when they are on sale. You can get a pair of Clark in UK during summer sale for 10 pounds but I do not like Clark because they look so old fashion.

fRaNkY
02-08-2008, 08:58 AM
Like Mr Bean's shoes :D

Weezy
02-08-2008, 09:07 AM
i also have a pair i got from uk last time... still good but a bit hard. dunno how to soften the leather??

HAN2
02-08-2008, 03:19 PM
I used to stick to Clark but am now a converted ECCO fan - light and comfortable and very lasting. Around S$300 a pair but last long time lah...

I thought I saw Dr Marten's either at KLCC's Isetan or at Metrojaya (is there a Metrojaya) at 1-Utama or is it at the Curve... I'm not familiar with these places. Singapore, yes!

chin_wan
04-08-2008, 11:08 AM
OK I bought a pair of Dr. Marten's yesterday at Sg. Want. It's on the ground floor at a shop called FootRest. Cost me RM299. I thought it was a good price as I remember buying a pair about 15 years ago at about that price as well. However, this new pair is Made in China.

AllUrban
04-08-2008, 11:18 AM
I always love the ECCO...very comfortable and good for the feet and the knees.

Cheers, m

chin_wan
15-01-2010, 08:56 PM
Bought my second pair of Dr. Marten's shoe over the weekend!

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs187.snc3/19453_256971693672_593063672_3345653_3891846_n.jpg

CS Chua
15-01-2010, 09:29 PM
Bought my second pair of Dr. Marten's shoe over the weekend!

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs187.snc3/19453_256971693672_593063672_3345653_3891846_n.jpg
May I ask how much is that and where did you buy it? My son is interested too. Looks nice and comfy.

jan tomaswaki
16-01-2010, 11:22 AM
I've bought one three months ago,exactly what's in the photo RM388 in Sg Wang.It 's made in Vietnam and the feel now is just like Nike Air, very cushy and firm.The shop is located -from entreance straight to the end (100m)opposite the newspaper shop,incase they have a shop directly upstairs.Enjoy!

Sentinel
16-01-2010, 12:10 PM
There is a small & obscure shopping complex in Bukit Merah in Singapore.... Queenstown or something like that... and there is a shop inside that specialises only in Birkenstock, Clarks, Dr Martens, Bally....

chin_wan
16-01-2010, 03:14 PM
May I ask how much is that and where did you buy it? My son is interested too. Looks nice and comfy.

Sungei Wang. I am not sure which floor but it's the middle section of Sungei Wang. The shop is made of wood. It cost me RM339.

chin_wan
16-01-2010, 03:15 PM
I've bought one three months ago,exactly what's in the photo RM388 in Sg Wang.It 's made in Vietnam and the feel now is just like Nike Air, very cushy and firm.The shop is located -from entreance straight to the end (100m)opposite the newspaper shop,incase they have a shop directly upstairs.Enjoy!

Your's a boots right? Cause mine cost only RM338.

jan tomaswaki
18-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Your's a boots right? Cause mine cost only RM338.
Wearing boots very difficult lah in case you go to people hse.Mine same as your photo shown

TiNKeRFY
18-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Ahh.. good timing for me to get shoes too..
I always wanted a pair of Doc Mart Boots.. :)
Chin_wan, did you by chance saw how much the boots cost?

bugbear
18-01-2010, 02:25 PM
I have been looking high and low for one and was wondering where it has been missing all this while. I will check it out in Sg. Wang now. Thanks for the info guys. Mine is just like the one in the picture and has been with me for 7 years now.

chin_wan
18-01-2010, 09:44 PM
I've bought one three months ago,exactly what's in the photo RM388 in Sg Wang.It 's made in Vietnam and the feel now is just like Nike Air, very cushy and firm.The shop is located -from entreance straight to the end (100m)opposite the newspaper shop,incase they have a shop directly upstairs.Enjoy!

The answer to your question, tinkerfry...

Sentinel
18-01-2010, 09:48 PM
Dr Marten is comfortable and lastin Chin Wan, no doubt about it. But the design is so Mr Bean lah (sorry-ah!)... ever try wearing the Ecco shoes, about the same pricing range, same comfort and quality, but much more nicer designs lah... no try you won't know right? I too was a die hard Clarks user and hesitated when my tourist guide shared his good experience with me and told me about Ecco. I tried a pair and I am now converted.

xaviers
19-01-2010, 06:41 AM
Sungei Wang. I am not sure which floor but it's the middle section of Sungei Wang. The shop is made of wood. It cost me RM339.


wah..I pengsan!

bugbear
19-01-2010, 08:04 AM
Dr Marten is comfortable and lastin Chin Wan, no doubt about it. But the design is so Mr Bean lah (sorry-ah!)... ever try wearing the Ecco shoes, about the same pricing range, same comfort and quality, but much more nicer designs lah... no try you won't know right? I too was a die hard Clarks user and hesitated when my tourist guide shared his good experience with me and told me about Ecco. I tried a pair and I am now converted.
As a matter of fact, I do like the design and it is robust that is for sure. I will also look out for Ecco and see if I am being tempted to be converted. ;)

Firebird
19-01-2010, 08:20 AM
I will also look out for Ecco and see if I am being tempted to be converted. ;)Mention one word and you're tempted to be converted ah? :eek: :p :p (I'm joking! :D)

bugbear
19-01-2010, 09:53 AM
Mention one word and you're tempted to be converted ah? :eek: :p :p (I'm joking! :D)
Hush...that word is sensitive in Bolehland haven't you heard? ;)

chin_wan
19-01-2010, 10:08 AM
Dr Marten is comfortable and lastin Chin Wan, no doubt about it. But the design is so Mr Bean lah (sorry-ah!)... ever try wearing the Ecco shoes,

Sentinel, I like Dr. Marten's design leh. One man's meat, another man's poison. ;)

jimmyay
19-01-2010, 10:09 AM
Dr Marten is comfortable and lastin Chin Wan, no doubt about it. But the design is so Mr Bean lah (sorry-ah!)... ever try wearing the Ecco shoes, about the same pricing range, same comfort and quality, but much more nicer designs lah... no try you won't know right? I too was a die hard Clarks user and hesitated when my tourist guide shared his good experience with me and told me about Ecco. I tried a pair and I am now converted.

Where can i find Ecco?
:confused:

AllUrban
19-01-2010, 11:47 AM
Where can i find Ecco?
:confused:Parkson at Subang Parade has a small gallery on the ground floor near the mall side. It is next to the Timberland gallery.

Cheers, m

Chermaine
19-01-2010, 12:24 PM
Chin Wan,

You see any design for lady?
I have 4 pairs! And still looking. The pairs that I am wearing the most last me almost 10yrs liao! I got 2 pairs from Sg Wang that was btw 1995-1998, another from USA, last was from Amcorp Mall. Used to have the outlet there, but closed down.

Thank you :)

CS Chua
19-01-2010, 01:45 PM
Talking about shoes, I like Dr Scholl. Even though it is made in Malaysia, they are very comfortable and very reasonably priced. Rockport is good too especially for casual wear. But I really like Florsheim. I got 3 pairs to be used for different occasions. One thing I learn in life, do not be stingy on shoes. They carry your full weight 8 hours a day. Get a good pair.

jan tomaswaki
19-01-2010, 02:00 PM
Talking about shoes, I like Dr Scholl. Even though it is made in Malaysia, they are very comfortable and very reasonably priced. Rockport is good too especially for casual wear. But I really like Florsheim. I got 3 pairs to be used for different occasions. One thing I learn in life, do not be stingy on shoes. They carry your full weight 8 hours a day. Get a good pair.
When did Scholl become Dr ? :D :D If you ever to Aussie try to buy a Florsheim with Kangaroo skin,very comfy

jimmyay
19-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Parkson at Subang Parade has a small gallery on the ground floor near the mall side. It is next to the Timberland gallery.

Cheers, m

Great. Thks.
Will check it out....wonder do they have CNY promo or not.

In fact, my first and only Doc Marten is stolen. As a student, i saved my pocket money for a few months just to buy it at RM180 from Lot10 outlet. And after wearing for less than 3 months, it's gone. So sad.

AllUrban
19-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Talking about shoes, I like Dr Scholl. Even though it is made in Malaysia, they are very comfortable and very reasonably priced. Rockport is good too especially for casual wear. But I really like Florsheim. I got 3 pairs to be used for different occasions. One thing I learn in life, do not be stingy on shoes. They carry your full weight 8 hours a day. Get a good pair.Agreed. That's why I like the ECCO shoes, because of the shock point and the sole. They are relatively light...but sometimes if they are new they can be painful. Florsheim shoes are just ok to my mind...of course the top models are good quality shoes but the lower models are just painful.

I recently bought a pair of CIANO shoes at a place called 'Green Walk" (or something like that) which is just outside JUSCO 1 Utama (near the SONY Centre in the old wing), which were quite stylish and very comfortable...Id go back there again.

Great. Thks.
Will check it out....wonder do they have CNY promo or not.

In fact, my first and only Doc Marten is stolen. As a student, i saved my pocket money for a few months just to buy it at RM180 from Lot10 outlet. And after wearing for less than 3 months, it's gone. So sad.I know the feeling. I had a pair of ECCO boots that I had worked in for 4 years, they were comfortable and sytlish...and they were stolen while I was praying at the Masjid. Actually had 2 pairs of shoes stolen/taken, both at Masjids, in the 5 years Ive been here.

Cheers, m

bugbear
19-01-2010, 04:24 PM
I know the feeling. I had a pair of ECCO boots that I had worked in for 4 years, they were comfortable and sytlish...and they were stolen while I was praying at the Masjid. Actually had 2 pairs of shoes stolen/taken, both at Masjids, in the 5 years Ive been here.

Cheers, m
Not stolen Allurban. It is call shoe exchange program. It occurs quite frequently actually by mistake? Suppose I go to the mosque in my ahem Bata shoe and then by mistaken identity or a touch of senility, i exchanged with a pair of ECCO!! :eek:

Moral of story: Never show off at the mosque, always wear slipper or flip flop if you like.(the japanese type) ;)

chin_wan
19-01-2010, 08:44 PM
If you want to get a good paid of thong slippers, check out http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/pages/Fipper/54089401679?ref=ts

CS Chua
19-01-2010, 09:52 PM
When did Scholl become Dr ? :D :D If you ever to Aussie try to buy a Florsheim with Kangaroo skin,very comfy
Oops, no Dr. And yes, that Kangaroo skin shoe was really comfortable but it just would not fit me. For those going to Melbourne, you can buy cheap Florsheim shoes at their factory outlet at the corner of Princess Highway and Springvale Road (if memory serves me well.) From Princess Highway, turn into Springvale Road and that shop is only about 100 feet from that junction. It is easy to miss it because it appears suddenly on your left. They clear their outdated design shoes there.

CS Chua
19-01-2010, 10:00 PM
Agreed. That's why I like the ECCO shoes, because of the shock point and the sole. They are relatively light...but sometimes if they are new they can be painful. Florsheim shoes are just ok to my mind...of course the top models are good quality shoes but the lower models are just painful.
Some of the Florsheim shoes do not have a soft inside. Need to get one with it. The difference is, the softness stays even after many years. I have tried other shoes which comes with a soft inside but after one year, the softness was gone and it became hard but not Florsheim. It is still soft, springy and comfortable after so long.

Somehow, ECCO shoes does not agree with my feet. I tried it numerous times but it just does not fit. Because the front of my feet is broad, I need to find shoes which are wide in front. A Dr Marten shoes will fit well but I think it suits the younger generation more and it certainly appeals to certain type of people. They are great shoes though.

jan tomaswaki
20-01-2010, 08:22 AM
Some of the Florsheim shoes do not have a soft inside. Need to get one with it. The difference is, the softness stays even after many years. I have tried other shoes which comes with a soft inside but after one year, the softness was gone and it became hard but not Florsheim. It is still soft, springy and comfortable after so long.

Somehow, ECCO shoes does not agree with my feet. I tried it numerous times but it just does not fit. Because the front of my feet is broad, I need to find shoes which are wide in front. A Dr Marten shoes will fit well but I think it suits the younger generation more and it certainly appeals to certain type of people. They are great shoes though.
I thin k those Florshiem shoes dold here are made of synthetic rubber and not leather

AllUrban
20-01-2010, 10:25 AM
Not stolen Allurban. It is call shoe exchange program. It occurs quite frequently actually by mistake? Suppose I go to the mosque in my ahem Bata shoe and then by mistaken identity or a touch of senility, i exchanged with a pair of ECCO!! :eek:

Moral of story: Never show off at the mosque, always wear slipper or flip flop if you like.(the japanese type) ;)hahaha who's showing off? I was there to pray. Never imagined that someone would do that...but then, I was full of forgiveness.

Cheers, m

SingaporeEhSai!
20-01-2010, 10:56 AM
Queensway Shopping Centre is the "not so secret" place for locals to buy all sorts of sports shoes, and yes they carry Dr Marts too..

I just gave up on nike sandals over the weekend (5th pair and each pair dont last more than 6 months, my 1st pair however lasted me 6 yrs)

Birkenstocks gets dirty very fast, i have to wash them every month and if i soak it too long in the bucket, the sole will breakaway from the straps...

Got the adidas semi shoe too, also stinks for sweaty feet like mine...

I broke my own promise never to buy crocs and got myself a flip flop version. :D , if it lasts more than 2 year, i will be a convert...Dang i got too many pairs of weekend footwears...

Sentinel
20-01-2010, 11:24 AM
Queensway Shopping Centre is the "not so secret" place for locals to buy all sorts of sports shoes, and yes they carry Dr Marts too..So my info was still valid yah about Queensway Shopping Centre... one obscure corner shop carrying all the top brands....

SingaporeEhSai!
20-01-2010, 11:35 AM
their price is still the best around, been shopping for my sports shoes there since i was a kid.. :D

Sentinel
20-01-2010, 11:42 AM
their price is still the best around, been shopping for my sports shoes there since i was a kid.. :DMe too, I bought all my shoes in this shop since 1990 when I was first based nearby in a bakery in Pandan Loop, off West Coast Rd. and staying in Clementi West.

USJ27Resident
20-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Anyone interested in a pair of genuine Clarks leather shoes that I just bought from London. Size 7 but EXTRA WIDE. UNused. BLACK COLOR.

I goofed when I bought it thinking it was a Size 7 [normal/wide] but didn't see the EXTRA WIDE written inside the shoe... So, anyone with extra wide feet should appreciate this pair of shoes!!!

Willing to let it go @ RM200/- (Ori sales price was 39.99 pounds). PM me if interested - Thanks :)