So, you just bought a new pair of Dr. Martens and you’re wondering if it’s alright to wear them in the rain. Actually, that was the first question that crossed my mind when I got my first Docs a few years ago.
Are Dr. Martens waterproof? The majority of Dr. Martens boots are not waterproof nor water resistant. There is only one Docs range that is fully waterproof: the 1460 ankle boots. While Docs are made of genuine leather and should do fine in the rain for a limited period, you should still spray them with a waterproofing spray to make sure your feet remain dry.
On the other hand, many people who own a pair of Docs confirmed they never waterproofed their boots, yet their feet never got wet despite wearing them through snow, shoveling and slush. Taking into account the large number of similar reports, it seems safe to wear regular Docs through snow.
However, when it comes to heavy rain, you should probably go with the good old rubber boots or apply a coating of waterproof spray to your Docs.
If you know you’re going to spend a lot of time in heavy rain, expect water to eventually seep through the leather and the seams attaching the leather to the soles.
Wearing Docs in drizzle should be fine. Your boots should remain dry even if you spend a few hours out in the drizzle.
Alright, so that was the part about regular Dr. Martens boots. What about other types of boots? Can you wear them in the rain?
Are Vegan Dr Martens waterproof?
Vegan Dr. Martens are waterproof boots thanks to the synthetic material they are made of. They’re easy to clean and you can wear them in heavy rain without any problem.
The boots are made of synthetic material with a quality leather-look. The company’s vegan line feature a nice minimalist unisex design. While they’re not available in as many styles and colors as other boot collections, they’re perfect if you’re looking for a pair of boots 100% cruelty-free.
The boots are comfortable to wear, they’re soft, but at the same time, they’re really durable and you can wear them for years without any problem.
The sole and the upper are heat sealed and then sewn together. This manufacturing method is much better than gluing the parts together and makes the boots waterproof.
The texture sole is slip-resistant giving you confidence to walk on any surfaces knowing you can fully rely on your boots for stability. Yes, Vegan Dr. Martens are indeed a good choice for work boots.
Docs are great as utility boots. They’re very popular among young people who often attend live open air concerts. Wearing a pair of Dr. Martens guarantees you’ll be fine even if you get stepped on your toes.
Are Doc Martens sandals waterproof?
Doc Martens sandals are made of leather and they can never be truly waterproof. If your Doc Martens sandals got wet, make sure to dry the leather as quickly as possible.
As the leather gets older, treat your sandals with a special leather protection spray so that they last longer.
If you haven’t done that before, check out this guide to learn how you can do that.
Not convinced you should buy a pair of Docs? Here’s what you need to know about these boots.
How long do Doc Martens last?
Dr. Martens boots are extremely durable and can last for up to 20 years when properly cared for. This fact makes them a reliable long-term footwear investment. Up until March 28, 2018, the company also sold lifelong boot variants but then decided to discontinue this range.
Dr. Martens continues to honor For Life guarantees for all the boots that have the words ‘Guaranteed for Life’ on the sole purchased before March 29, 2018.
Can I wear my Doc Martens in the rain?
You can wear your Doc Martens boots in the rain for up to 15 minutes if the leather has not been treated with a waterproof protection spray. Keep in mind that natural leather absorbs water which means that your feet will eventually get wet if you spend too much time in the rain wearing your Docs. On the other hand, you can wear your Dr. Martens 1460 waterproof ankle boots in the rain for as long as you want.
Will water ruin Doc Martens?
Water and rain can ruin Doc Martens shoes and boots. Most Dr. Martens shoes and boots are not water resistant which means water and rain may rot, crack and stain the leather. To prevent this from happening, use a shoe protector spray that repels water and other liquids.
Are Doc Martens good for hiking?
Doc Martens are not specifically designed for hiking and trekking, but you can wear the slip-resistant boots when hiking on dry terrain if you don’t have anything else to wear. However, it’s always better to buy a pair of special boots designed for hiking and trekking to stay safe and comfortable.
There you have it, I hope this post answered your questions. If there is anything else you’d like to know about Docs, let me know in the comments below.