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Does rain ruin Doc Martens?

Last Updated: 18th June, 2021

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Doc Martens, as a rule, are Secret Rain Boots. (They are also Secret Snow Boots, another important type of footwear.) If it rains, fine; if it doesn't, well, they're still the same cute pair of shoes you would wear on any other day.

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Moreover, can you get Doc Martens wet?

Martens are sturdy shoes, they are however not water resistant. That being said, Dr. Martens do sell a fully waterproof boot, where you can be assured no water damage will be done. There are a few things you can do to protect your boots from water damage such as using the shoe protector to avoid unwanted wet patches.

Secondly, does Doc Martens Wonder Balsam waterproof? The balsam is weather-protective, therefore, protects against water, liquid and salt marks. If you're looking for a waterproof layer, try using Dr Martens Ultra protector which gives a breathable layer of protection against dirt rain and UV rays.

Moreover, can you wear vegan Doc Martens in the rain?

Yes yes yes! I would highly recommend a pair. I got mine over a year ago and wear them out a ton in all sorts of weather (rain, snow, etc) and they are barely showing any signs of wear--a bit of creasing, no stretching though, and they still look pretty new.

Should I spray my Doc Martens?

You really don't have to do anything! Most recommend a water-protectant spray, which does work, but Dr. Martens are honestly very durable, and look even better with age/wear.

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Are Dr Martens fashionable?

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Do Doc Martens have lifetime warranty?

Dr. Martens will continue to honor all existing For Life guarantees on purchases made before the 29th of March 2018 and registered within 60 days of purchase. The guarantee applies only to the FOR LIFE boots and shoes, all of which will have the words GUARANTEED FOR LIFE on the sole.

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Can Doc Martens be worn in the snow?

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Are Vegan Dr Martens comfortable?

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As a mix of plastics, including nylon, the uppers are flexible and so far, have been hard-wearing. It's also a nice touch that the yellow “tongue” is a lighter colour than Dr Martens' other boots, making the Vegan 1460s instantly recognisable.

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Are Dr Martens real leather?

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What size should I get in Doc Martens?

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Does Doc Martens Wonder Balsam work?

I use this on two vintage pairs of Dr. Martens and two pairs of newer ones and it works beautifully on all pairs. It works as a shoe polish, removing scuffs, but it is clear so works on all color shoes. Martens wonder balsam seriously refreshes leather shoes better than I thought possible.

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Should I size up or down for Doc Martens?

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How much do Doc Martens cost?

$750: The price of the most expensive Dr. Martens shoe currently on market. The mostly denim shoe is a collaboration with Off-White. (Most DMs retail for around $130.)

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Are Doc Martens slip resistant?

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How do you clean Doc Marten glitter?

First, gently wipe down the shoes with a clean, soft cloth to dislodge any dried dirt. Then, prepare a mixture of cold water and soap and pour it into a bowl. Submerge your shoes in the water and very gently scrub the glitter using a toothbrush.

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Are Dr Martens waterproof?

Martens are sturdy shoes, they are however not water resistant. That being said, Dr. Martens do sell a fully waterproof boot, where you can be assured no water damage will be done.