Dr. Martens and TUK are British-based brands that are often linked to punks, the grunge scene, Russians, and even soldiers. Although combat boots and creepers first started out as military footwear during the second world war, these shoes also became one of the biggest (and most practical) fashion staples to ever be invented. With their rubber and crepe soles, these shoes can definitely last a lifetime. Not to mention, they give an edge to any outfit you wear. Although, most people find these shoes intimidating and weird; that just goes to show that they haven't fully appreciated the eccentricity and usefulness of them just yet.
Here are three reasons why you have to have a pair of either combat boots or creepers [or both]:
1. Docs and creepers are weather-practical. Whatever weather condition it may be, it's always appropriate to wear these. Most of these shoes are waterproof and I can assure you that they can help you get through the rain or snow!
2. They are very comfortable. At first, it might feel weird because they can be heavier than your normal flats or sneakers, but after you wear them like five times (or less), it will start to feel like any other pair of shoes on your feet.
3. They're very versatile. You can wear them with your everyday clothes or if you opt for going a bit more dressy, you can use them too. Since these shoes actually come in different prints and styles (yes, it's not just the normal combat boots and oxford shoes style), you can use any pair to style up any outfit for numerous occasions.
They're definitely something every one should have in their closets.
- Marian Plaza
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