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The boots re appeared on my radar when I spotted a young teen furiously tapping away on her laptop at a local bookstore. She looked like a contemporary version of the 1990s me (although I would have been perched at a desk in our family room, using Windows 95), with nerdy glasses and long, tangled hair. She probably had on a swipe of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers, too, but that is beside the point. What made me notice her was the pair of loosely tied, 18 hole Dr. Martens she was wearing. So casually badass, she sat there writing her likely genius, angst filled blog post. The boots said it all: the spirit of the ’90s is alive.Dr. Martens, a practical footwear originally made for the working class, but transformed into a symbol of rebellion by successive generations of youthful music lovers, have returned to trendy shop shelves, this time sporting an attractive twinkle.Docs, as they are affectionately known, landed in British stores in 1960 for such uniformed folks as policemen, but were quickly adopted by youth culture. Ska loving British skinheads wore Docs in the late ’60s, forever linking them with teenage rebellion. The boots then shape shifted through various music scenes, including punk and mod revivalist in the ’80s, and grunge in the ’90s. The early 2000s were a low point for DM after a re branding strategy gone wrong nearly pushed it intobankruptcy. Production resumed in Wollaston, England in 2004 and Docs have soared again in popularity.Why the resurgence of a style that’s already had its day(s) in the sun? A North American obsession with Brit culture? A perpetual yearning for our lost youth? Elizabeth Chorney Booth, a Doc enthusiast circa 1991, attributes the renewed interest to the allure of the ’80s and ’90s and the anything goes style ethos of those decades. “They’re popular again for people in their teens and early 20s much in the same way as I rocked vintage mod era dresses and bouffant hair in the late ’90s.” We never thought it would, but the era of Nirvana and Alanis Morissette has come full circle.Thanks to an increased product line, Docs are now appearing on the feet of infants and hipsters alike. Available in all sorts of wonderful colours and patterns, this chunky soled boot is fast becoming a wardrobe staple.Ethan Cook,
1461 dr martens Doc Martens proves the spirit of the '90s is alive
13, fell in love with a pair of Union Jack emblazoned boots two years ago. “To be honest, they just spoke to me. I was excited to wear them for back to school. I didn’t realize they were Dr. Martens at the time and my mom explained that she had some at my age, too.”His mom, Erica Cook, 40, currently on the hunt for a pair of cherry coloured eight holes, dates her love of the boots back to her teen days when her inner circle of friends included punk and mod kids. “I was always the kid who did my own thing and never really conformed to one mould. Present day, I wouldn’t say I fit in any specific genre either,” she says. The boot doesn’t fall far from the shoe rack in the Cook family: son Lawson, 5, eagerly wears his boots most days.”I feel like they are cool that my big brother has them,” he says. “Plus, they never gave me blisters.”You couldn’t ask for a better brand endorsement than that.Gibbins: How to keep Canada united for another 150 years Gibbins that Canada’s sesquicentennial party is over.Davis: City needs to be careful as it considers allowing more secondary suitesBy Chris Davis City council is considering a major citywide land use amendment at.Province, Enmax settle lawsuit surrounding return of electricity contractThe provincial government has reached a settlement with Enmax, ending a legal battle.CBE class sizes not meeting guidelines, even after scathing auditor general reportIn spite of a $52 million investment to reduce class sizes last year, the Calgary.Calgary man suing police, feds for demanding fingerprints because of his birth dateA Calgary man says he was forced to provide his fingerprints or give up a 12 year.’Kind of shocking:’ Several skiers and snowboarders die in tree wells this year{ displayName }Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code.{ phone }{ addressPostalCode }By clicking “Create Account”, I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account.I also accept and agree to be bound by Postmedia’s Terms and Conditions with respect to my use of the Site and I have read and understand Postmedia’s Privacy Statement. I consent to the collection, use, maintenance,
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