Love to add a bit of edge to your short black boots? Or planning to visit a location with rough terrain? One reader – Elizabeth M. – recommended the Dr. Martens Flora Ankle boots, saying she “loves them,” and we agree that they’re a great style for traveling. She still impressed by the style, durability, and comfort of these boots. The Flora has a thinner version of the classic Dr. Martens sole which makes the shoe look a bit more formal.
The almond toe of these boots offset the wider footbed typical of Docs and keeps them looking neat, Docs style. This Flora will looks great with jeans, leggings, or skirts and the burgundy is super versatile while still being fun.
They’re easy to slip on and off, and have great abrasion and slip resistance, so you can walk on rainy or snowy roads without slipping. Actually, Elizabeth said the heel does slip when walking, but not so much as to be either uncomfortable or sloppy. The sole has been shockingly resilient to this abuse and has toughed out salty sidewalks, snow, and rain with only a little loss of tread at the heel. Plus, the higher shaft on these women’s ankle boots means you won’t track dirt, mud, or snow into your shoe when walking. Best of all, they’re vegan, making them a great option for those who don’t wear leather or animal products.
And Elizabeth also said that “This boots is very durable. After 16 months with no maintenance care, the boots have developed a small crack where my toes bend. I suspect this is due to the salty sidewalks I mentioned above, especially as the boots have been of great quality otherwise”.
The ever popular Dr. Martens flora is now available in a 100 percent vegan boot. This chelsea boot came into fashion in the victorian era and it’s just as popular today. The silhouette is a refined and slimmed-down style for a more feminine take on the chelsea boot.
- 100% vegan
- The Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole
- This is a Goodyear-welted product
- Made with Felix Rub off/Soft PU, a non leather material
- Good slip resistance and abrasion
Products by Type: Chelsea
Products by Type: Vegan
Vegan shoes are made without the use of animal byproducts or materials, such as leather, suede, wool, shearling, silk or fur.
Vegan shoes are made of a variety of synthetic fabrics. Most vegan leathers are made from polyurethane (PU), a type of plastic that is bonded to a cotton backing.
Vegan suede is often made from microfibre synthetic fabric. Instead of a leather sole, animal-free shoes use a part-recycled resin sole with insoles made of recycled cardboard, as is the industry standard.
Beyond Skin vegan shoes are made using the finest quality fully breathable faux leathers, 100% recycled Dinamica faux suede, luxurious woven Italian fabrics, 100% recycled Italian faux leather linings and cream lacquered resin soles.
Products by Brand: Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens’ appeal to people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of self- expression. People who are different.
On a stylistic level, Dr. Martens’ simple silhouettes allows their wearers to adopt the boots and shoes as part of their own individual and very distinctive style; on a practical level, their famous durability and comfort make them ideal for the unforgiving world of gigs and street fashion; and then finally on an emotional level, they are a badge of attitude and empowerment.