Friday, September 23, 2011

Dr Martens Gilda boots!

They're here!!! I ordered these around 11pm on 9/13 and they arrived Thursday afternoon. Usually when I order from DMUSA items arrive within 2 days, 3 max, but I think these are well worth the wait. Now when I wear them it'll officially be autumn!


I never get tired of seeing their tissue paper
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They look very oval because the cardboard shapers are inside. Take 'em out and they're normal.
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I'm in love.
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slightly blurry but it's kinda hard to get a picture without falling over

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4" heel, very reasonable.
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great sole, as usual.
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Part of me was really hoping there would not be a zipper on the inside of the boots, because I kinda feel like that's cheating. But the zipper means I'll be able to get them on and off quickly, so I'll wear them more often. Besides, I've got several pairs of 20 eye Docs that are lace up, although none with a heel. These are gonna look great with slightly longer autumn skirts.

They're typical Docs, a little stiff since they're new, but all my other pairs lost that stiffness quick enough. My older Docs (UK made ones) are all UK5 / US7, but the newer ones that are not made in the UK I order a UK6 / US8. The extra bit of room means I don't need band aids on my heels for the first couple of wearings. These feel pretty comfy now, although I'm not quite used to the thin heel.

The calf part is fine for me, but I've never had an issue with boots being tight around my calves. I suppose if they were tight, loosening the laces would give you a bit more room, but I'm not sure how much. If they calf part was too big, not much you'd be able to do except wear some thick cotton cable type tights. But I know this is an issue for some ladies, so I thought I'd mention it.

They're $250, and available in both black and oxblood. I was lucky enough to get them using a coupon code so I snagged them for $200, free shipping. The code was only valid for 2 days so I had to jump on the offer, even though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend. I figure my wedding anniversary is coming up in November so I can tell hubby that he bought these for me ;) I really do love them even though they've only been here a few hours. I'll get a ton of use out of them, so they're really worth the price in the end.

I like to keep boot shapers in my boots to prevent them from bending or falling over. They're plastic, $10, and you can get them at Target.com or search online.

Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!

    And yes, thanks for the note on calf size. I have a pair of 20 eyelet docs, and the tongue doesn't cover the gap when i lace up tightly (you can see my legs/socks). But i'm also short (my docs cut into my knees), and don't like high heels, so i mostly just lust after boots like these. =D

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  2. Sorry I couldn't really give better info on the calf area. I just wrapped a tape measure around the widest part of my calf and it's 14 1/8". The boots, laced from the factory, fit perfectly without being snug.

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  3. I too, am wary about zippers on the inside of boots! I agree, though, it does make things easier. These boots look awesome - are they comfortable(ish)? I love the look of heels, but they kill me, lol.

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  4. Oh! These look so hot! I ended up not getting them. I realized the boots had gold hardware, which I'm not a fan of. :-( So I got the black Leanne boots instead. :-) I've never had any boots or shoes with a wedge and I wanted to get a pair because they are sooo much easier to dance in than high heeled boots. I got mine in 4 days. I wore them out last night to a club and they are so amazingly comfortable. :-D

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  5. I saw these the other day in a shop! I shat a brick. A whole brick. But i'd just spent $200 in Gallery Serpentine, so. n.n;

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  6. Blix, the Leanne boots are gorgeous! I'm not big on the gold hardware either, but the overall style sucked me in so I'll deal with it.

    Alicia, I wear heels daily so I'm fine with these. Anyone not a heel wearer would likely find them awkward - your foot is at that "heel angle" which many find uncomfortable, aside from the whole "walking in heels" issue.

    I'd say (for any heel) wear them for an hour or two each time until you get used to them. Dr. Scholl's gel inserts are a must with ALL Docs, since they're not really known for cushiony insides!

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  7. Hi, I would love to buy these on amazon. I'm so worry about the size. So I want to ask you the cutting is it big or not.. thanks :)

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  8. I'm not sure what you mean by cutting? The boots run true to size, hth.

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  9. so what size gilda boots did you buy?

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  10. If you ever want to sell them... gimme a ring ;). They have gone out of production and I only just peeped them online! Why would they discontinue such a great looking shoe???

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    1. They are great boots! Seems the newer styles w/the 4" heels don't stick around long, but they add new styles periodically. Keep your eye on places like eBay and Amazon, I've seen a few pairs pop up recently but limited sizes. Good luck, I hope you find a pair!!

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