If you’ve followed footwear fashion this fall, you know there are a few “it shoes” out there right now. Boston Birkenstock sold out, leather clogs reappear. But if you’ve ever set your sights on the ground, you’ve seen quite a few special forces. That’s because there’s another pair of shoes that’s garnering attention. Doc Martens.
Doc Martens is nothing new. Popular during the grunge era of the 1990s, it hit stores in 1945. It is the result of a collaboration between Munich military officer Klaus Matens and mechanical engineer Herbert Funk. Today, celebrities are proving that these shoes go with anything from sparkly dresses to all-black ensembles.
Prioritizing both comfort and style, Helena Christensen and Amber Valletta recently attended the Vogue World show in a metal dress and walking boots. Halsey went the more traditional route, and she donned black slacks and a long-sleeved cropped T while walking around Paris. And Olivia Rodrigo stepped up for Hot Topic in a black t-shirt, plaid micro mini, and Doc Martens: her very own Doc Martens and her lifelike Doc. Here’s how to find Martens.
Fall’s best Doc Martens (and dupes)
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Dr. Martens 1460 Crazy Horse leather boots, $170 at Urban Outfitters
The Dr. Martens 1460 Crazy Horse Leather Boot ($170 at Urban Outfitters) gives an iconic style a distressed look. The neutral-colored boots, which are a bit different from the usual black, are made of solid leather with an oil finish, giving it a worn-in look. Comfortable, practice air-cushioned non-slip soles are ready for anything. Dr.Martens 1460 crazy horse leather boots$170 at Urban Outfitters
Dr. Martens Women’s Molly Fashion Boots, $150-$196.51 at Amazon
The Dr. Martens Women’s Molly Fashion Boots are a classic doc and are currently available in Black for $150 to $196.51 on Amazon. The double-height command sole is a nod to the platform trends we’ll see this fall. Meanwhile, the oversized laces and visible stitching keep the boots looking bland. The shoes received 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon, with document lovers saying the durability matched the brand and the style made it a unique addition to the collection. Dr. Martens Women’s Molly Fashion Bootsfrom $150 to $196.51 on Amazon
Dr. Martens Women’s 2976 Leonore Chelsea Boot, $151.19-$179.99 on Amazon
Available on Amazon for $151.19 to $179.99, the Dr. Martens 2967 Leonore Chelsea Boots will keep your toes warm on days when Jack Frost blows your nose, thanks to the faux fur lining that’s just visible at the ankle. The lace-free style makes it easy to put on when you’re in a hurry. More than 3,000 previous buyers on Amazon gave the boots a whopping 4.8 stars, calling them “perfect” and saying they felt like they broke the first time they put them on. Dr.Martens 2967 Leonore chelsea boots$151.19-$179.99 on Amazon
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Dr. Martens Women’s Polley Slip Resistant Service Shoes, $129.95-$140.00 on Amazon
We love our Doc boots, but you can dip your toes into the trend in shoe shape with Dr. Martens’ Women’s Polley Slip Resistant Shoe, currently on Amazon for $129.95 to $140. The docs offer a similarly rugged style, but Mary Jane’s designs sweeten them up a bit, with black slacks, Rodrigo-esque micro minis, and trendy baggy pairing with her jeans. Dr. Martens’ Women’s Polly Slip Resistant Shoes$129.95-$140 on Amazon
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Manolo Blahnik Lugata Leather Combat Boots, $1,075 at Neiman Marcus
Carrie Bradshaw’s Proud Command Option Manolo Blahnik Lugata Leather Combat Boots are available at Neiman Marcus for $1,075. But they’re boots that can live in the cooler months. Manolo Blahnik Lugata Leather Combat Boots$1,075 at Neiman Marcus
Hunter Waterproof and Insulated Recycled Commando Boots, $175 at Nordstrom
Hunter is better known for its high-black rain boots than Commando, but the brand’s waterproof and insulated recycled Commando boots resonate with Nordstrom customers. Priced at $175, it has a comfortable faux fur interior and a functional, fashionable exterior with a flap. The waterproof exterior proves the show doesn’t just look rugged, but lace-up his style resembles many docs worn by the star. Hunter Waterproof & Insulated Recycled Commando Boots$175 at Nordstrom
Madden Girl Carra Lace-Up Lug Sole Combat Boots Originally $79, Now $55.40 At Macy’s
The Madden Girl Carra Lace-Up Lug Sole Combat Boots were originally $79, but have been reduced to $55.40 at Macy’s and are available in six colors. But the white one warrants a double take.While you may not want to be outside when the snow melts and the ground is muddy, the bright hues are a fun spin on combat boots. A chunky black platform sole gives it a stylish boost, literally. Madden Girl Carra lace-up rag sole combat bootsfor $55.40 Macy’s
Women’s Bell Chelsea Boots – A New Day™, $37.99 at Target
Set at $37.99 at Target, the Women’s Belle Chelsea Boots offer nearly the same look as Docs for over $120 less. The back tab and lace-free style make it easy to put on and go. A previous buyer gave it 4.2 stars out of 5 and said it was just as comfortable as the real Doc. Women’s Bell Chelsea Boots, $37.99 at Target
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ASOS RAID Missellie Chunky Ankle Boots with Zip in Black, originally $70, now $49
The ASOS RAID Missellie Chunky Ankle Boots with Zip in Black are currently on sale for $49 (30% off) and feature a cool zip front closure. It has a chunky sole for longevity and an ankle height for versatility. Tuck socks up to your ankles, tuck baggy jeans into your boots, or wear them under skirts on warm, unseasonably warm afternoons. ASOS RAID Missellie Chunky Ankle Boots with Zip Black$49 at ASOS
No Boundaries Women’s Combat Boots, $27.98 at Walmart
Available at Walmart for $27.98, the No Boundaries Woman’s Combat Boots come in some cool colors. In addition to the traditional black, her lace-up boots come in white, olive green, and a dainty floral print that adds an element of wow. Previous buyers gave it 4.2 stars out of 5 for its quality, price and casual cool style. No Boundary Women’s Combat Boots$27.98 at Walmart