Dr Martens are iconic. They are a staple in so many wardrobes and the finishing piece to many outfits. I’ve been a fan of Dr Martens for years but it wasn’t until recently that I actually purchased a pair, aside from a very brief floral stint, where I decided (you guessed it) they looked too big on my feet.
While so many people love the look of Dr Martens, I know there are lots of us who find they look huge on our feet and feel like they are floppying around when we walk. So I set out to find a pair of Dr Martens that were the perfect fit. I have been doing countless hours of ‘Dr Marten research’ over the past few months (yes, months) in finding the perfect styles and fit for my feet so I thought I would compile my top picks.
In terms of sizing, I generally wear a size 39 and have opted for a size US 8 (Euro 39) in my Dr Martens. Lots of people say they size down in Dr Martens, but to be honest, I didn’t want to risk them not stretching and being too damn tight on my feet. I am interested to see how these stretch out though and if I change my mind.
So without further rambling, here are my top Dr Marten picks for a more flattering fit:
1461 Patent 3-Eye Oxford
These are classic Dr Martens, however the patent is harder than normal leather and won’t stretch as much as you wear these. Although note, patent leather can be a b**** to wear is so you will need to be patient with these.
Ulima Buckle Boot
How cool are these boho docs?! The thinner sole and slightly pointed toe provide a slimmer fit to these boots.
1461 Mono 3-Eye Oxford
Not sure why but the mono style Dr Martens appear to be narrower than the classic docs. When I saw these in store, they definitely didn’t look as chunky as other shoes. Can say if they actually are narrower in dimension or whether its an illusion due to the all over black colouring.
Leona Bootie – Bone and Black
My babies! If you follow me over on ‘the gram’ you will know that I recently purchased these in the bone colour and I am obsessed. So obsessed I know need the back too. These boots are definitely narrower that the classic Dr Marten boots by A LOT. Additionally, having a non-solid sole further reduces the bulk of these boots.
Shriver 8-Eye Boots
These are so similar to the Leona boots and I vouch for the style for the same reasons. These are more simple than the Leona boots with a little less detail and a little more ‘classic’ Dr Marten style. These are a great alternative to the 1460 or even the Jadon boots!
Hope these help you in choosing the best style that works you! As always, leave your questions and comments below. I’d love to hear from you!!
Much love xx