dr martens: all in white


The good news: I bought my very first pair of Dr Martens. When I saw these all-white ones I knew they had to be mine. You might even remember them from an outfit wish list I posted a while back. So when ASOS slashed their price by 50% it was as if the online shopping gods were aligning. 
The bad news: They’re too big and I’ll have to return them. In my haste to purchase them, I failed to cross check the ASOS size guide with the Dr Martens one. I was under the impression I had ordered my usual size AU10/UK8/EU41 but they were actually an EU42. Sad face. I can’t even exchange them for a smaller size because they’re sold out. Super sad face. I’ve toyed with the idea of insoles and wearing thick socks but my brain is just telling me to cut my losses and return them.
So I’ll just use this post to document the time I had a pair of super cool Docs and to reinforce the importance of being vigilant with size guides when it comes to online shopping.

25 Comments

  1. Hannah June 28, 2012

    Oh no sad times πŸ™ they're so beautiful! Have you looked elsewhere for them or is just asos that stocked them?
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) June 28, 2012

      They have them on the Dr Martens online store. Might hunt for a physical pair after this debacle though. Or at least try on a pair in store so I know what size to get! haha

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  2. LUAR June 28, 2012

    Noo how cruel! They're amazing and hopefully you find them elsewhere x

    from L U A R

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) June 28, 2012

      I'm sure I will! I think it was mostly just the disappointment of waiting for them for so long and then being let down.

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  3. Mat June 28, 2012

    that is a good news bad news story, big shame

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) June 28, 2012

      I'm hoping it will be a good news/bad news/good news story since it seems the ASOS stock is fluctuating so as long as I watch the site like a hawk I might be able to nab a smaller size for an exchange. Fingers crossed!

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  4. Jane June 28, 2012

    That's such bad luck, they are lovely. Hopefully your size will come back in stock!

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) June 29, 2012

      I checked this morning and they seem to all be sold out. Looks like I'll have to hunt around now!

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  5. Jess the Chipster June 28, 2012

    Oh man, those are awesome. What would you have worn them with?

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  6. Joy June 28, 2012

    oh no since they look so awesome. there will be another pair coming round soon hopefully enough.

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  7. MoonFlower June 28, 2012

    nooo =( thats pure cruelty! they have been on my wish list for the longest time. cant wait to get my hands on them. hope u will too sometime soon =)

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  8. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. They are really awesome. Good luck in finding them from somewhere else.

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  9. YouStyle June 29, 2012

    OMG! Love them! Perfect +_+

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  10. erotiquerobique July 4, 2012

    just ordered them this morning. the last! and my size! πŸ˜€ cant wait to wear them!!!

    btw – i really like your blog! will follow :))) i would love if you follow me back!

    xoxo

    yen

    http://erotiquerobique.blogspot.de/

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  11. Can you not order them directly from Doc Marten? πŸ™ I can always forward them to you if they only do US shipping. I always order a half US size down and then take out the innersole because they don't do half sizes so its always a bit weird.

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) July 6, 2012

      I'm pretty sure I can. I might try a pair in store first so I know exactly what size to get next time. Thanks for the offer and I'll keep you posted in case I need to take you up on it πŸ™‚

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  12. Bianca July 10, 2012

    ooh have you returned them yet! I've got a huge hoof size so maybe I can buy them off you πŸ˜‰ xx

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) July 10, 2012

      Not yet! I'm sure we could organise something and you could try them if you'd like? I'm selling them for $80 so definitely a bargain!

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  13. Anais Marteau July 12, 2012

    that's so new ! so beautiful ! πŸ™‚
    love it so much

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  14. Anais Marteau July 12, 2012

    follow each other?

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