When it comes to shoes, my very favourite brand has to be Dr Martens. So, when I was contacted by Footway and asked if I would like to review a pair of shoes off their website, I knew straight away that I was going to choose some DMs. Dr Martens aren’t just chunky black lace-up boots (although, I do love my pair!), they have so many different styles to suit everyone. I already had seven different pairs of DMs, including the classic 1460s, Chelsea boots and a pair of sandals. When it came to choosing a new pair, I decided to have a look at the shoes. Although I was first drawn to the classic black ones, these Joyce Heart brogues were calling out to me.

Breaking in Dr Martens

Breaking in a new pair of Dr Martens can be a bit of a nightmare. Out of all of my eight pairs, I still have three pairs that aren’t fully broken in yet. The best thing to do, is just wear them around the house with a couple of pairs of thick socks and stock up on plasters. With my t-bars, I was determined to wear them for a trip to Paris, so I wore them as much as I could for two weeks straight. They will hurt and you will get blisters but trust me, it’s worth it. Once you’ve broken in your DMs, they will be the comfiest shoes you own.

How I styled the Dr Marten Joyce Heart brogues

Footway Dr Martens Joyce Brogues

I’ve been choosing to wear trousers a lot recently, instead of jeans and I’ve found that my DM Chelsea boots don’t look right with them. I wanted a pair of shoes that I could wear with these trousers but also with jeans, skirts and dresses. These shoes are a take on the classic brogues in white, with a red heart on the front. Luckily, white and red are really easy colours to wear so they will go with a lot of my outfits.

As soon as I received the shoes, I just had to get some photos of them. I decided to wear my favourite trousers from New Look along with a slogan t-shirt (this particular one is from H&M) and my grey beret. This is just a typical, comfy outfit that I’d wear to pop into town or go to uni. Usually I’d wear a pair of trainers but I love the way the Dr Martens look. I feel that they smarten the whole thing up a bit and make it a bit more special. Next time I wear them, I should probably choose some better socks!

What’s your favourite shoe brand? Do you have any pairs of Dr Martens?

This post is a collaboration with Footway



  1. January 27, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    I have never owned a pair of doc martens before, but these look really lovely. So comfy too, once they’ve been worn in!

  2. January 27, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    They are gorgeous!! I haven’t had a pair of DMs since I was about 15. I do really fancy a pair of chelsea boots though.

  3. January 27, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    They’re really pretty. I love how you’ve styled your outfit too. I used to love DMs but haven’t worn them for years!

  4. January 27, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    These are super cute! Love that they are white. I’m still breaking in my docs and I’ve had them for ages lol

  5. January 28, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I love these. I lived in DM’s through my teenage years, I honestly wish I had kept my favourite pair, my friend painted the backs of them and I loved them so much! My daughter turns 13 soon and I think it’s time she had her first pair! 😀

  6. January 28, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Those are gorgeous – I love DM’s but don’t currently own any. Might have to break that habit with these though – I love them!

  7. January 28, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I’m not really a Dr Marten kind of girl, but I love these!! Also love your style x

  8. January 28, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    I am a huge fan of dr martens, recently got some of the pink holographic ones! They’re amazing. I agree with the breaking them in, but the pain is worth it 🙂

  9. chichi
    January 31, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I am loving my trousers as well lately, love how you styled the shoes, the beret is spot on!

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