Last June 24, I was quite fuming over the sizing fail of the 10-hole Doc Martens I had acquired. I then decided to keep the pair, but it eventually collected dust and was forgotten until I decided to sell it. Well, few months have already passed and it was still useless — not until I finally decided to trade it off.
I have never traded anything online, but the same seller from whom I got my 8-hole Doc Martens with leather and buckle detail wanted to swap another pair for the 10-hole.
I initially thought that I was swapping for a “Made in China” pair, but it turned out that it was already sold much few days ago. I never had a “Made in China” pair, with all of my boots being “Made in England”. But when I found out that I’ll be getting a “Made in England” pair, I was happier. Not that I mind owning a “Made in China” pair, but I always go for the country of provenance of the brand.
But now, I already have TWO pairs of black 8-hole Doc Martens, having acquired my first one on June 13, 2012. And quite honestly, I’m liking this latest pair because it was kinder on my feet than the earlier one, and not to mention, it was in a much better state. So I’ll be most likely selling it in the future because I don’t need a duplicate pair.