Why Doc Martens Are So Expensive | So Expensive

2 Mei 2020
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When Doc Martens first appeared in the UK, in 1960, they were working boots that would cost you under $3 a pair. These days, a pair of Made in England boots could set you back $225. So, what has changed? And why are these shoes now so expensive?
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Why Doc Martens Are So Expensive | So Expensive

  • they've always been poor quality uncomfortable boots for teenagers. no serious adult would ever wear those. neither the english made nor the Chinese made. they're horrible boots.

    luke croixluke croix2 jam yang lalu
  • ... expensive?

    YICHAO SUYICHAO SU7 jam yang lalu
  • Yeah expensive, but made in china...

    MorcadeuSMorcadeuS8 jam yang lalu
  • What are those? How are they expensive? I want one now!!

    Katzumi HanzoKatzumi Hanzo17 jam yang lalu
  • Because they take you in a time machine back to 1997 when they were cool?

    Markus DeuxMarkus DeuxHari Yang lalu
  • My father have 11 pair of doc Martens he bought from 1976 And 1988 and still look good If only my feet has a same size I would wear it for sure...

    Yeah Caitleen wowYeah Caitleen wowHari Yang lalu
  • I always wanted a pair of made in England doc Martins. Hopefully that day will come

    Matt NobregaMatt NobregaHari Yang lalu
  • Skinheads

    Zane DaewooZane DaewooHari Yang lalu
  • They cut corners and the boots became worse quality but somehow the price shot up. I wonder who's pocketing the difference......definitely not you the consumer.

    pattygqpattygqHari Yang lalu
    • It's in the intro. It went from a family owned business, to a private equity firm. Now, there are thousands of stakeholders wanting their share of the profit....

      Ralph BernhardRalph Bernhard4 jam yang lalu
  • You can still buy "Docs" by the original maker NPS. They produce Solovair which have a different sole and stitch color, but are the same boots. NPS made Docs from 1960 till about 1995. They are priced about the same as MIE Docs

    Rubber LynnRubber LynnHari Yang lalu
  • it's expensive cos it makes u look taller

    Lemony SegfaultLemony Segfault2 hari yang lalu
  • I have a pair and I don’t think they’re expensive at all if you consider the quality you get.

    Krittin KittitadakulKrittin Kittitadakul2 hari yang lalu
  • Please do a video on the Solovair they used to manufacture for Dr Martens. IDworlds does not have that many reviews or videos on them. Thanks

    NennaNenna2 hari yang lalu
  • For anyone who wants the boots the doc martens used to be from the 50s - mid 90s look at solovair, way better quality, made in England and slightly cheaper

    KofKof2 hari yang lalu
  • Every pair of Docs I've ever owned have either been given to me used by a friend or have been bought from Goodwill.

    Dylan PotvinDylan Potvin2 hari yang lalu
  • I already have the original 1460 ones, but are the Chelsea boots ju at as comfortable?

    Nikki JNikki J2 hari yang lalu
  • I dont think they are so expensive since they last FOREVER

    ireneonlyireneonly2 hari yang lalu
  • consider hand made already, 很耐穿 !!!

    Kristal YeowKristal Yeow2 hari yang lalu
  • nah I stick with the vegan leather which more sustainable and stylish made from pineapple leaf fiber and cactus fiber.

    topofthetree Vtopofthetree V2 hari yang lalu
  • Docs kinda suck now

    Snatch BlockSnatch Block2 hari yang lalu
  • lol its uncomfy

    John Michael RodriguezJohn Michael Rodriguez2 hari yang lalu
  • Really not that expensive! I exclusively wear John Lobb.... also, I need to go and return some video tapes.

    Pat BatemanPat Bateman2 hari yang lalu
  • o.0 just sayin' i just dropped 450usd on 2 pair of Solvairs, ;j

    noraa jaggernoraa jagger2 hari yang lalu
  • Created by a German Army Doctor.. and worn by skinheads. I'll keep my Cochran's #Airborne✈️🤏🏾🪂

    SteelcityGTOSteelcityGTO2 hari yang lalu
  • For a pair of work boots , they are absolute shite ! For an overpriced fashion accessory they're spot on !

    Baph OmetBaph Omet2 hari yang lalu
  • I had a pair of London made docks in the 90's, they were great.

    owl manowl man3 hari yang lalu
  • Capitalism

    Stephen DreStephen Dre3 hari yang lalu
  • They look ugly

    memoryz despairmemoryz despair3 hari yang lalu
  • Are they really expensive, or people just used to trashily built kicks, made subpar in china

    Gilberto Leyba jrGilberto Leyba jr3 hari yang lalu
  • Imagine using Cardi B and Dalai Lama in the same contextual field

    Oli HaqueOli Haque3 hari yang lalu
  • This is why I just buy army surplus when I want a pair of good quality leather boots for $50 or less.

    † ScaƦecrøW †† ScaƦecrøW †3 hari yang lalu
  • Ugly ass shoes

    AnuAnu3 hari yang lalu
  • Is it available in India

    Harry OmHarry Om3 hari yang lalu
  • I love my 10 year old doc martins.

    Birdie BlueBirdie Blue3 hari yang lalu
  • Just bought my first pair today 🥰

    Boss Babe BlueBoss Babe Blue3 hari yang lalu
  • It's called capitalism, next

    Nightingale21Nightingale213 hari yang lalu
  • Factory I went to was in Leicestershire ? New ones don't last 5 minutes, made in china what do you expect. Used to be brilliant.

    witchonewitchone3 hari yang lalu
  • Am i the only one who thinks they are ugly asf

    MrunknownMrunknown3 hari yang lalu
  • Why would one pay $200 for ugly ass skinhead boots? I just don't get the appeal

    alias fakenamealias fakename3 hari yang lalu
  • And what about the salary of the workers who make these shoes. Are they making more money ???

    Ed MillerEd Miller3 hari yang lalu
  • Dishonest reporting won’t say - what $3 is worth today, inflation adjusted - what quality changes have been made since

    Mohamed MohammedMohamed Mohammed4 hari yang lalu
    • Ehm, they did mention that though...

      PViPPViP2 hari yang lalu
  • the boots ain’t even that cute . but the mary janes are actually really cute

    camila solorzanocamila solorzano4 hari yang lalu
  • Artificial inflation is why...

    cdawson198600cdawson1986004 hari yang lalu
  • There so expensive because they are overpriced. Simple answer. Greedy.

    Jon MitchellJon Mitchell4 hari yang lalu
  • Docs are ugly af.

    Dank wiseDank wise4 hari yang lalu
  • come to russia with these and you'll lose your teeth and get your skull broken, people who wears these is a nazi and we sure do hate nazis

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    • The American continent seems completely oblivious to that fact. That's all I can think of when I see those ugly boots

      alias fakenamealias fakename3 hari yang lalu
  • I have no idea because they are the most uncomfortable, most pretentious and they don't even keep your feet warm in the winter.

    Chap SinclairChap Sinclair4 hari yang lalu
  • I wore docs from 1978 until about 1983. The leather always split away from the sole at the big toe joint. Most of us moved to Swiss army surplus boots which lasted much better at £20 a pair. As a work boot it depends what you call work...No steel toecap in the std boot kind of says it all...

    Wayneo MartinoWayneo Martino4 hari yang lalu
  • I just bought mine.. they were 170.00 🤨

    Jane Doe DevilleJane Doe Deville4 hari yang lalu
  • Branding.

    meme dealermeme dealer4 hari yang lalu
  • Oi Oi Oi

    HurricaneDT 77HurricaneDT 774 hari yang lalu
  • THEY HAVE BEEN WORN BY ALL THESE PEOPLE! Everyone of those people take shits too, yet we don't talk about why there's is worth more than say...I don't know mine

    Salt DaemonSalt Daemon4 hari yang lalu
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    Dion HwehweDion Hwehwe4 hari yang lalu
  • I love the beef between the reviewer guy and the doc martens spokes person

    Nikol GrudaNikol Gruda5 hari yang lalu
  • Cause it's so overated..

    james natanjames natan5 hari yang lalu
  • "older women in need of comfortable footwear." me, sitting here with my new docs on absolutely destroying my feet: 👁👄👁

    Nida MargaretteNida Margarette5 hari yang lalu
    • You do know the rest of us have access to the top comments as well right?

      alias fakenamealias fakename3 hari yang lalu
    • Shameless copied comment

      StarflowerStarflower4 hari yang lalu
  • Better quality than jordans forsure

    anthony moanthony mo5 hari yang lalu
  • Typical.. Make a crappy boot, use cheap labor and jack the price just cause people like Kanye wear them... It’s just a leather boot with rope for stitching and a big fat ugly sole... A lot better boots on the market

    JamieJamie5 hari yang lalu
  • its obvious really cheap boots that lasts forever is not good for buiesness

    PaltraxPaltrax5 hari yang lalu
  • It is so expensive probably they are not using cheap Chinese kids to make the boots

    Cai DanCai Dan5 hari yang lalu
  • That's not "So expensive"

    GuldahlGuldahl5 hari yang lalu
  • I have two pairs and I absolutely adore them. They're very fashionable while still feeling unorthodox

    Koen PKoen P5 hari yang lalu
  • because there are dumb asses who will pay for them. like many products way over priced and way over promoted. thats why.

    sqooby doosqooby doo5 hari yang lalu
  • Feos e incomodos

    Enrique RazoEnrique Razo5 hari yang lalu
  • 4:53 they forgot to add the fact that most of the new ones have fake stitches for fashion reasons and are just glued.... and i think the guy that cuts boots in half even made a video on that topic alone...

    FlipaiRFlipaiR5 hari yang lalu
  • Simple answer to heading ...Because stupid people wear them because the6 think it makes them special

    **5 hari yang lalu
  • Still wearing mine lasted over 30 years so comfortable leather so soft now, just need to replace the sole.

    Justice KittyJustice Kitty5 hari yang lalu
  • Those are ugly asf

    Brandon McGinnisBrandon McGinnis6 hari yang lalu
  • Bought one and returned it. Not for me, am I not cool enough? 😂

    CheDesignsCheDesigns6 hari yang lalu
  • *aSia*

    MeneitherMeneither6 hari yang lalu
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    GoodNewzGoodNewz6 hari yang lalu
  • We are talking about boots made in the U.K. NOT ABROAD! So don't use $ instead of £'s mate,hate when videos do this like when they talk in kph instead of mph.DON'T DO IT.

    stephen john graystephen john gray6 hari yang lalu
  • The best shoes in earth. My „vonda“ is like my holy grale. I need no more shoes. Only this one.

    Tammii bloggtTammii bloggt6 hari yang lalu
  • Feminism and Family Guy make the ties it make sense why these shoes cost so much.

    ACFACF6 hari yang lalu
  • Very misleading title.

    Aidan DouglasAidan Douglas6 hari yang lalu
  • I'm very happy with my 25 years old pair

    Ahmed BahaaAhmed Bahaa6 hari yang lalu
  • I love Rose and Anvil !!

    B RosaB Rosa6 hari yang lalu
  • C-comfortable ? I’ve seen those tear people’s feet apart

    Yoshi DrawingYoshi Drawing6 hari yang lalu
  • bisexual feet are expensive to maintain huh

    Robert LynchRobert Lynch7 hari yang lalu
  • Great question, considering how ugly they are.

    Gabriel Martinelli 2Gabriel Martinelli 27 hari yang lalu
  • And still heavy and uncomfortable.

    SNDSND7 hari yang lalu
  • They're fine if you wear them as regular shoes, just don't use them as work boots. Then they will fall apart pretty fast.

    Sage123Sage1237 hari yang lalu
  • Traditional Skinheads always wore these best. Personally I like Gripfast better.

    PoliticalhipstersmustdiePoliticalhipstersmustdie7 hari yang lalu
  • I dont thing Docs are fashionable now, they just scream lesbian student going through the DM’s phase, there are so many more premium and classy boots out there such as CAT and Timberland as well as other brands. Docs are samey.

    Marky MarkMarky Mark7 hari yang lalu
  • Never heard of them

    Bryanna JordanBryanna Jordan7 hari yang lalu
  • Made in china crap don't buy it

    Dell NightDell Night7 hari yang lalu
  • Is the show really that good?

    Trey GTrey G7 hari yang lalu
  • I bought a pair of boots called rivet from new Zealand and wore them for 11 hrs a day for 3 years. They look worn out but no damages. They cost 80nz dollars which is around 45 pounds. So yea expensive doesn't mean better

    GumdurGumdur7 hari yang lalu
  • It's expensive because of inflation and it's made In the UK.

    supremesupreme7 hari yang lalu
  • 🥰

    Pak GamersPak Gamers7 hari yang lalu
  • ox bloods 4 life

    TommyBolognattvTommyBolognattv7 hari yang lalu
  • BTS wear this brand shoes😭

    Swa TSwa T7 hari yang lalu
  • how i wish it was still 3 dollars bcuz i can’t afford it nowww 😭😭😭

    seokjin92seokjin927 hari yang lalu
  • For those who don't follow the latest trend , Get yourself a pair of Wolverine 1000 milers . You will not be disappointed .

    Robert HRobert H7 hari yang lalu
  • How & where can I get a new sole

    Gee SpellerGee Speller7 hari yang lalu
  • It is horrible shoes because of so heavy and very bulky! It claims it has medical purpose whereas it is so heave that it makes your feet so tired and exhausted. I bought one for US$175.00 and I threw away garbage bin after a month I purchased it. Therefore, I will never recommend this shoes to anybody!

    GoldenGolden7 hari yang lalu
  • I like how this was recommended to me the day after I finished restoring my 20 year old pair of Docs. Price tag was $89 in 2000. Edit just looked up the style I have to see the current price and apparently it's discontinued. Good to know.

    Spider PickleSpider Pickle7 hari yang lalu
  • So expensive? Not really. Compared to some other boots or sneakers in general.

    Jason ScottJason Scott7 hari yang lalu
  • “When doc martens first appears in the U.K..... 3 dollars a pair” What?

    MN ZENMN ZEN7 hari yang lalu
  • My doc martins were so comfortable it felt like i was walking on air. think that's why i haven't bought any in over 15 years.

    Dante ADante A7 hari yang lalu