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No matter if you want to own a pair of boots, loafers, or a pair of sandals from the popular brand Doc Martens, you will be happy with any of them because of the great quality that will last you for years. Doc Martens are great to wear all-year round, especially if you have a few different pairs, and they instantly create a fashion statement.
Keeping your Doc Martens in good care is crucial and cleaning them should be your number one priority.
Doc Martens are in and so should keeping them clean with these tips and tricks on how to do so!
How to Break in Doc Martens
The crucial first step to owning a pair of these iconic shoes for ultimate comfort!
Doc Martens are an extremely popular pair of boots that everyone should know how to break in for comfortable wear. Image courtesy of Byrdie.
Doc Martens have some of the best styles when it comes to finding the perfect boot, loafer, sandal right now. Making sure that you know how to break them in is the best option for the first time you wear them for all day use, so you will feel comfortable and ready to take on the world.
Wear a Pair of Comfortable Socks
The best thing to do whenever you’re getting a pair of Doc Martens is to break them in by just wearing them around your home. Wearing a pair of long, thick, and comfortable socks can make your experience of breaking them in much more comfortable without any blisters from the friction of walking around in them.
Doc Martens also make their own socks that are perfect no matter what type of shoe of theirs you’re interested in wearing!
Massage and Bend Your Boots
If you never thought that you would have to break in a pair of boots, the times are changing because you can do this to help break in your Doc Martens. It’s super easy to do and all you need to do is move the boot around with your hands. Bending the toe portion up and down with your hands can have the same effect when you use your feet, so doing this repeatedly can break them in easily.
Stretch Out the Uppers
By stretching out the uppers on your Doc Martens, this will make sure that your toes get all of the room that they need to wiggle around and it’s an important step you can’t miss. Insert a can or some newspaper in them overnight before wearing them to help stretch out the uppers as quickly as possible.
Don’t Overwear Your Shoes
You may be someone who is obsessed with their Doc Martens and you want to wear them 24/7, but it is a good thing to give them a break every once in a while. Once they have molded to your feet, this is when you have officially broken them in, but make sure to give them a break to avoid any unnecessary wear and tear.
How to Clean Doc Martens
Know the steps to keep your Doc Martens clean and in good shape for many years to come!
Doc Martens are a popular shoe brand and there are ways to clean them in order to keep them well kept for many years. Image courtesy of Bustle.
Get Your Supplies Together
The first and most important step is to get all of your supplies together that you will need to clean your Doc Martens. Making sure to have everything you need all in one place is crucial, and the process after that will only take fifteen minutes.
You will need the following supplies to clean your Doc Martens:
- Bottle of Doc Martens Patent Cleaner
- A couple of cloths
- A cup of water
- A shoe brush
Wipe Your Boots and Remove the Dirt
Your boot will definitely need a bit of a wiping whenever you go to clean them. Take a damp cloth and water and carefully wipe them off, then remove the shoelaces and do the same thing and clean them separately. Once they are wiped off and the dirt is gone, take another cloth and wipe them dry.
Spray Your Boots With the Patent Cleaner
Once you are done wiping your boots off, give the Doc Martens Patent Cleaner a good shake and spray it all over your shoes. Make sure that you don’t let it sit and air dry and instead wipe the excess off with another clean cloth to get a smooth and even coat. This will get them the finish that you are looking for.
Buff Your Shoes to Shine
The next step is to shine your boots up by giving them a good buff. Make sure to grab the brush and start buffing them to give them an even shine on top of the Patent Cleaner. It is then crucial to let them sit and dry afterwards and before wearing them outside in public.
Relace Your Shoes Once Dry
After you have taken a damp cloth to wipe off the dirt on your Doc Martens shoe laces, make sure to relace them once they’re dry. If you’re feeling something else when it comes to your shoelaces, make sure to check out some other shoelaces to spice up your shoes in a fashion-forward way!
How to Style Doc Martens
Styling these shoes is as easy as can be!
Styling Doc Martens is extremely easy to do and with garments that are readily available in your closet. Image courtesy of Elle Canada.
It is crucial that you know the tips and tricks when it comes to styling Doc Martens. No matter if you’re wearing their iconic laced boots, ankle boots, or even their fashion-forward sandals. There are a ton of options on how to style all of their shoes, and you most likely have everything right in your closet!
A Cropped Jacket and Dark Skinny Jeans
One of the best ways to style a pair of Doc Martens is simply with a pair of dark skinny jeans and a cropped jacket of your choosing. The skinny jeans can help to elongate your body and make you look taller than you really are and the cropped jacket helps you to stay proportionate.
Copy the Color of Your Boots With Your Top Half
One of the easiest ways to style any pair of Doc Martens is to style your top half the same way that the color of your shoes are. Doc Martens come in a ton of amazing colors, but most people tend to select neutral tones. Matching your top with the color of your Doc Martens can help to create a sense of balance with your outfit.
Pair Them With a Colorful Suit
Since the black pair of Doc Martens lace up combat boots at most popular, there are essentially many ways to style them. If you are looking to incorporate them in a business casual style for your job, or just to wear to meet up with some friends for lunch, pairing your boots with a colorful suit and a loose tank top or shirt can help you to stand out in a crowd.
Leggings and an Oversized Sweater
Doc Martens are the best to wear during the colder fall and winter months and one of the best ways to wear them is by adding them to a casual leggings and oversized sweater look. No matter if you’re wearing a chic oversized sweater, or even your boyfriend’s hoodie, this style creates a leg-lengthening look perfect for any casual occasion.
There is no better boot nowadays to purchase than Doc Martens exclusive and iconic styles. There are a ton of options to choose from when selecting a pair of Doc Martens and cleaning them regularly could help you to keep them for many years to come.
Selecting a pair of Doc Martens isn’t hard, but make sure that you use the tips we gave in order to keep them clean and help them look brand new each time!