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Takes some time to break in, but once they do they are great
on February 25, 2014
I'm not sure what the deal is with the size issues that people seem to be having. I don't have any other pairs of Dr. Martens, so I was nervous that my regular size would be too small based on the reviews. I ordered an 11, while I normally wear a 10-11. The 11 was WAY too big. They were so big they wouldn't have adequately stayed on my foot. Thankfully these were for work and a coworker of mine was able to fit in them just fine. I ordered a 10 and the fit is much better. They are still a little hard to get on, but they are sturdy, well constructed slip ons. If they weren't difficult to get on then they would fall off too easily.
For the first two days the very back of the shoe was very irritating. It was kind of digging into the back of my heel and making the shoes quite uncomfortable. Then on the third day all of the irritation was completely gone, leaving awesomely comfortable shoes behind.
They are a bit clunky, but they are leather, with a thick sole and steel toes. If you are looking for light-weight running shoes then look elsewhere. If you are looking for work shoes that will hold up then you've found a solid pair. The insole is very comfortable and I haven't had my feet sweat in them yet, and that's usually a problem for me.
The lab I work in also is notorious for ESD problems, and they work great at dissipating the charge. No more random shocks when touching anything metal, and more importantly no more shocks when I'm working on sensitive equipment.
Finally, they look good too. These are the types of shoes I can wear year round, including when the big wigs stop by for a visit. I'm very happy with these and I'm looking forward to many years of use.