FamousFootwear.com asked: Why did you choose this?
- William: "Have them in brown and love them!"
- Tom: "fashion"
- Edward: "very comfortable"
b y asked: Do Doc Marten shoes have metal shanks, or any type of shank?
- Sherry L: "I can't say for certain whether or not these shoes have a metal shank in them. Based on my limited understanding for shoes, I do not think they have a shank as the soles are quite flexible and after inspecting them there does not seem to be any obvious shanks used. Please be careful, however. The pair I have seem to have a defect in the right shoe only. Basically there is knot of plastic or rubber that protrudes and rubs on my 'big toe'. Again, this is the right shoe only and it is very different than the left so I'm certain it's a defect. Since I often work 10-12 hour shifts, mainly on my feet, this can get to be quite painful as each step becomes more agonizing. I would have sent them back immediately however the pair I was replacing had the soles falling off and I was getting snow in my shoes :'(. Otherwise, these are excellent shoes and should also be in accordance to most employer dress codes as they are without laces, slip resistant (?), and black."
- Sherry L: "There is something in the shoe that is painful to my son. Based on that, I would say yes. He continually complained about them but I thought it was too late to return the shoe."
- John: "Hmm, I'm not sure I'd say go to dmusastore dot com, contact us and ask"
- JASON: "No"
- Daniel: "I am not aware of a shank in the shoe, but I am not sure if there is something that is not visible. I suggest contacting the manufacturer. Also, I found that the back of the shoe (the inside of the upper heal) started wearing away almost immediately. So far it hasn't affected the functionality of the shoe and it isn't visible while wearing the shoe."