What do Strategist writers, hairdressers, Fashion Week stylists, the Clash, and Mary J. Blige have in common? They’ve all sung the praises (or at least been spotted wearing) Dr. Marten’s 1460 boots. Strategist writer Dominique Pariso has relied on them every winter since she was 13 years old and says they’ve never let her down. “I love the matte, slightly rubberized finish that looks great with practically anything,” she writes. “They handle ice like no other boot I’ve tried.” (The wide, rounded toe box and cushioned footbed don’t hurt, either.) They’re well worth the splurge even at full price, but we happened to spot them for a rare $25 off at Zappos, bringing them down to just $125. The fact that they’re on sale in black, rather than the patent polka dots and bright florals we usually see, makes the deal all the better. If you’ve never tried a pair of Docs yourself, sizing can be tricky, so take note: You’re going to want to go a full size down for a proper fit (even with socks), or a half-size down if you’re in between sizes. If you really aren’t sure, you could always order two pairs: Both shipping and returns are free.
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