Hello everyone! :)
Today's post is on the retirement of my eight year old baby Doc Marten boots.
I bought my first pair of docs when I was 15. I worked for two weeks in a local newsagents before realising that the schedule would interfere with my school work too much. So I took my two weeks wages to Dublin and bought my 8 hole docs. After I bought them I decided that they didn't look good on me but a little while later I began to wear them more and more and continued to wear them pretty much continuously for the last eight years. However I replaced them last week after saving up enough money to do so- there is a hole in one of them big enough to put your fingers through and whilst it does look kinda cool, it is cold and wet when it rains!
I have worn these boots to China, Switzerland, Germany and probably loads more I can't remember. Multiple gigs. Many nights out. Throughout the duration of my two college degrees. Rain hail and snow. I wore them on my first ever proper night out. Even as my style changed these boots were a constant. It may seem silly but I am so incredibly attached to these boots. So much history!
|Looking good for eight years of pretty much continuous wear, no?|
|Unfortunately in cold wet weather this is a problem. I live in Ireland.|
It's cold and wet here a lot!
|Behold my new babies. They are eight hole again but this time in|
sexy patent leather.
I love them.
I bought a pair of patent ones because I love love love patent and whilst I didn't have a problem with the style of my first ones, I thought a change would be good. They have already kept me company during a night in A&E (muscle strain causing dizziness nothing madly serious) so I think that they shall be part of many more interesting memories.
Yes I really do care this much about my boots ;)
What about you guys? Anything you are very attached to and dread having to replace/retire one day? I would love to hear about it!