I just got these 10-hole Doc Martens boots and I’m extremely disappointed. The seller said that he wears a size US 9 and this pair is a UK 8. After inspecting the item, I immediately saw the ‘7’ heatstamp in the insole and I knew right away that it was no good. The seller was pretty delusional to be perfectly honest. How can you wear a size US 9 and use these smaller-sized boots? Oh, lies. Liza Minelli. He even said that he did not even know that that heatstamp was there. Please.
(Photo from global.rakuten.com)
I think it is important for sellers to disclose the true size of the Doc Martens that they are selling and not what they think their size is. It’s like men adding up an inch or two to their “size” when asked. Everybody buying and selling Doc Martens should be made well aware of the size chart above. And it is especially important to indicate the UK size because it is the standard measurement of these boots. Again, that size is usually heatstamped/written on the insole as you can see from this link showing UK 8 = US 9, as opposed to the UK 7 = US 8 shown below. You should probably remove those shoelaces and carefully pull that tongue forward to better see it.
I still bought them, anyway. And I will most probably resell them again. What a disappointment. Just as I thought that I’d get my fourth pair and then this happened. I’m so affected it’s laughable but I think I can still live with it. I’d just wear the thinnest pair of socks I got and squeeze my feet in — or a pair of stockings.