Hi Buzzfeed readers — this is a super old post of mine from ages ago — find much more interesting and timely content here!
Due to personal trauma (i.e. high school) I’ve been really resistant to this 90′s revival going on in fashion right now, but the Doc Martens are starting to wear me down. Icelandic women use them to weigh down faded skinny jeans and cropped tops, or breezy maxi skirts with sleeveless button-downs, and I think its just the right contrast. And it couldn’t be a better time for them, with the ground frequently covered in ice or snow and consistant rain — I could use some treads and some elevation. If I do cross-over, I’ll have to remind myself that the 90′s popularity of the brand stemmed from an 80′s revival at the time, which came from a 60′s throwback, which referenced a late 40′s throwback. It’s basically an institution at this point.