Campus style: Dr Martens special

Have you been snapped in your docs?


Born in the Midlands in 1901, Dr Martens have been at the heart of English spirit and style for over a century. The unique mix of air-cushioned sole, distinctive yellow stitching and leather casing, left behind its origins as a £2 workman’s boot to become the iconic image of self-expression, punk culture and working class pride.

Today you don’t have to have shaved your head, donned a Fred Perry and  participated in at least three riots to wear a pair of Docs, as these University of Nottingham students show…

Zoya, first year English and American Studies

Zoya strikes back at the classic boot, colour matching the navy suede shoe to her outfit.

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Jeans: Jack Wills

Top: Primark

Dr Martens brought from: Office (down from one hundred and ten to forty pounds!)

Dr Martens worn most with: Skinny jeans and a graphic t-shirt

El, second year History of Art

Cute socks equal cute docs. El shows us how to do hipster, Dr Martens style…

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Top: Lazy Oaf

Jacket: Found in a vintage sale

Skirt: Asos

Dr Martens brought from: The Dr Martens shop in Manchester

Dr Martens worn most with: Some jazzy socks and a pair of Mom jeans

Dr Martens worn most when: I wear them all the time but have to say I regret how much I wear them on a night out, the club floors and my docs are not the best of friends.

Miranda, first year Spanish

Add a pair of docs to all black everything for an instant fashion win…

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Jeans: Topshop

Jacket: Topshop

Dr Martens brought from: The Carnaby Street store in London

Dr Martens worn most with: Everything. Once you get past the initial blisters they’re so comfy

Dr Martens worn most when: I’d probably say clubbing, I’ve got a black pair that are vodka proof

Peter, second year Economics

Hurray, a male. Boys, take note and make like Peter with the Dr Martens version of the desert boot

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Jeans: Gap

Top: A present from someone I can’t remember, oops

Dr Martens brought from: The Nottingham shop in town

Dr Martens worn most with: A pair of jeans

Alice, first year English

Snake print never looked so good

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Coat: Marks and Spencer

Jeans: Topshop

Jumper: Topshop

Dr Martens brought from: The Covent Garden shop in London

Dr Martens worn most with: Anything I can get my hands on before my 9am

Grace, second year Psychology student

Grace brings the Chelsea boot North for effortless punk-chic

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Jeans: River Island

Jumper: From a pop up shop in London

Dr Martens brought from: The Nottingham Urban Outfitters

Dr Martens worn most when: Braving the walk from Lenton to campus

So from the club to the library, Nottingham students are tying up their docs to style “punk rock soul” with “I used £90 of my student loan to pay for them and I will make every penny count.”