1460 FOR LIFE

£195.00
£195.00

OXBLOOD SMOOTH HARDLIFE DM BLACK SMOOTH HARDLIFE
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OXBLOOD DM BLACK
SIZE: 8

    All our ForLife boots and shoes come with our lifetime guarantee: we will repair or replace them FOR LIFE. The HardLife leather is saturated with water-resistant oils and waxes to provide soft, supple and durable leather with a matte finish. The classic air-cushioned sole has added thickness to the inner core, giving them a longer life. The footbed is cushioned, breathable and absorbs odour using natural active carbon. Our laces are waxed with metal tips and we supply an extra set with each pair.

    We also include a pot of our fantastic Wonder Balsam to care for the Hardlife leather. Our Forlife range is made using our comfort last which provides a generous fit, so if you are between sizes we recommend ordering a size below.

    Material

    This is a full-grain leather with a smooth, waxy finish, treated to be water-resistant and have a longer wearing life.

    Care Instructions

    [Hardlife] Refer to booklet in packaging

    Construction

    This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions.

    Footwear
    UK USA Europe Japan
    3 5 36 22
    4 6 37 23
    5 7 38 23.5
    6 8 39 24.5
    6.5 8.5 40 25
    7 9 41 25.5
    8 10 42 26
    9 11 43 27
    Clothing
    Size XXS XS S M L XL
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    USA 2 4 6 8 10 12
    Japan 5 7 9 11 13 15
    Bust(cm) 80 84 88 92 98 104
    Bust(in) 31.5 33 34.5 36 38.5 40
    Waist(cm) 62 66 70 74 80 86
    Waist(in) 24.5 26 27.5 29 31.5 34
    Low hip(cm) 86 90 94 98 104 110
    Low hip(in) 34 35 37 38.5 41 43
    Unisex for Women
    Size XXS XS S M L XL
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    USA 2 4 6 8 10 12
    Japan 5 7 9 11 13 15
    Chest(cm) 80 84 88 92 98 104
    Chest(in) 31.5 33 34.5 36 38.5 40
    Belts
    Size S M L XL
    Fits(in) 27-31 32-36 37-40 41-44
    Fits(cm) 68-78 81-92 94-102 104-112
    Socks
    Size S M L
    UK 3-5.5 6-8.5 9-13
    Tights
    4'10-5'0/
    147-152cm
    5'1-5'4/
    155-163cm
    5'5-5'10/
    165-178cm
    34-37IN/
    86-94cm
    S S M
    37-39IN/
    94-99cm
    S M L
    39-42IN/
    99-107cm
    M M L
    Footwear
    UK USA Europe Japan
    6 7 39 24.5
    6.5 7.5 40 25
    7 8 41 25.5
    8 9 42 26
    9 10 43 27
    9.5 10.5 44 27.5
    10 11 45 28
    11 12 46 29
    12 13 47 29.5
    13 14 48
    14 15 49.5
    15 16 51
    Clothing
    Size XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest(cm) 86 92 97 102 107 112
    Chest(in) 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Waist(cm) 71 76 81 86 91 96
    Waist(in) 28 30 32 34 36 38
    Unisex for Men
    Size XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest(cm) 86 92 97 102 107 112
    Chest(in) 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Belts
    Size S M L XL
    Fits(in) 27-31 32-36 37-40 41-44
    Fits(cm) 68-78 81-92 94-102 104-112
    Socks
    Size S M L
    UK 3-5.5 6-8.5 9-13
    Newborn Footwear
    All Countries Size 0 = 0-3months Size 1 = 3-6months Size 2 = 6-9months Size 3 = 9-12months
    Toddler Footwear
    UK USA Europe Japan
    3 4 19 11
    3.5 4.5 19.5 11.5
    4 5 20 12
    4.5 5.5 21 12.5
    5 6 21.5 12.5
    5.5 6.5 22 13.5
    6.5 7.5 23.5 14
    7 8 24 14.5
    7.5 8.5 25 15
    8 9 26 15
    8.5 9.5 15.5
    9 10 27 16
    Junior Footwear
    UK USA Europe Japan
    10 11 28 17
    10.5 11.5 28.5 17.5
    11 12 29 11
    11.5 12.5 30 11.5
    12 13 31 18.5
    12.5 13.5 19
    13 1 32 19.5
    13.5 1.5 32.5 20
    1 2 33 20.5
    1.5 2.5 33.5 21
    2 3 34 21.5
    2.5 3.5 35 21.5
    3 4 36 22

    UK Customers

    Free Delivery on orders over £50 

    (No deliveries are made on Sunday)

    Free and Easy Returns at collect+ stores or the Post Office

    1460 Forlife Boots reviews verified by reevooReevoo

    571 reviews

    Sort by:
    (9.4 out of 10)
    Comfort
    9.2
    Style
    9.6
    Quality
    9.5
    Value for money
    9.0
    Overall rating
    9.4
    Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 571 reviews
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    (10 out of 10)

    Malcolm

    Oadby, Leicester I'm for the many.
    +
    Style, quality, lifetime guarantee.
    A bit expensive, considering that I am 62 years old. I wish I'd bought my first pair "for life", but the offer probably didn't exist then, and I wouldn't have had the money. I know my first pair didn't cost me much; I got them from the factory shop about 40 years ago.
    Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2017
    Published on: 12 October 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Conor

    Worcester Cmorg
    +
    Before I've had docs and they took some time to break in, but these were as comfy as slippers when I first put them on! Great quality and (as they're for life) incredible value for money!
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 06 September 2017
    Published on: 08 October 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Robert

    Chard
    +
    Soft leather, doesn't take long to break them in. Really comfortable and an amazing deal.
    No bad points just that these boots are a bigger fit. I'm a 10 and a size 9 boot fits perfectly.
    Confirmed purchase: 12 August 2017
    Published on: 14 September 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Rob

    Devizes Boot lover.
    +
    Didn't have to break the boots in. Were comfy from the start!
    Nothing yet.
    Confirmed purchase: 08 August 2017
    Published on: 10 September 2017
    (9 out of 10)

    Hayleigh

    London
    +
    Brilliant quality, can feel how sturdy they are, very well made and look excellent.
    Take a long time to break in (even with the Doc Socks), and the breaking in process is painful with lots of blisters. After that, they're great.
    Confirmed purchase: 08 August 2017
    Published on: 09 September 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    James

    Kettering
    +
    Lovely supple leather in a stunning deep red. I have been waiting for the normal break in blisters but nothing so far.
    All good for me 😊
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 05 July 2017
    Published on: 02 August 2017
    (9 out of 10)

    Paul

    glasgow
    +
    comfortable out of the box
    supple leather
    feel well made
    poor laces
    slightly expensive
    Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2017
    Published on: 23 June 2017
    (8 out of 10)

    CONOR

    london
    +
    Reviewer left no comment
    The leather scratches very easily
    Confirmed purchase: 09 May 2017
    Published on: 06 June 2017
    (9 out of 10)

    Jason

    East Yorkshire I like milkshakes
    +
    The fact the boots are guaranteed for life was the main reason I bought them, they're probably the most expensive shoes I've ever purchased, but with the hope these things will last my lifetime is a real draw. The boots were comfortable straight out of the box, the leather is supposedly a harder wearing one than the standard- but it is very soft and has a great feel. The boots are bigger than the usual DM sizes, so you'll more than likely need to go a size smaller than you usually take.
    Limited range of colour in the for life range.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 15 March 2017
    Published on: 12 April 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Robert

    Taunton Love polishing my boots
    +
    Beautiful soft leather around the ankle. Iconic style with the yellow stitching around the sole
    I use the supplied balm, but I love the way Dr Martens look when polished to a high shine and the balm makes it impossible to shine the leather.
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    All day comfort

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 09 March 2017
    Published on: 07 April 2017

    1460 Forlife Boots reviews verified by reevooReevoo

    800 reviews

    Sort by:
    (9.3 out of 10)
    Comfort
    9.1
    Style
    9.5
    Quality
    9.5
    Value for money
    8.9
    Overall rating
    9.3
    Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 800 reviews
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    (10 out of 10)

    Nicola

    Blackburn Full time docs wearer
    +
    Out of the box, these are the comfiest docs I've worn in years. I haven't had to use the repair/replace service yet so I can't comment on that aspect. The quality feels like the quality was 20 years ago. If I have to repair/replace every 12 months like I have to with ordinary docs, they will be worth every penny.
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2017
    Published on: 16 October 2017
    (9 out of 10)

    Martin

    London
    +
    Look great, supple leather, don't need wearing in.
    Slightly oversized but not excessively so
    Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2017
    Published on: 12 October 2017
    (9 out of 10)

    James

    Cowes
    +
    Very durable
    Needs thick socks for comfort
    Confirmed purchase: 06 September 2017
    Published on: 06 October 2017
    (8 out of 10)

    Stephen

    Weston-super-Mare Active o)der individual
    +
    Keep your feet warm comfortable.
    No bad points at all, one satisfied. Customer of many I'm sure!
    Confirmed purchase: 07 September 2017
    Published on: 05 October 2017
    (7 out of 10)

    Stephen

    Lerwick I wear boots all
    +
    Quality
    Slightly too big
    Confirmed purchase: 08 August 2017
    Published on: 12 September 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Richard

    Sheffield
    +
    Out of the box, the leather was softer than I expected but quality.

    Soles are thick.

    Breaking in a new pair of boots is always fun, but these took less time than my last pair.

    Took some elbow grease, but even have them to a solid shine for work use.
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 13 July 2017
    Published on: 12 August 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Thomas

    Barton upon Humber Love quality style strength
    +
    They fit like a glove
    None
    Confirmed purchase: 08 July 2017
    Published on: 05 August 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Joe

    +
    Have bought DMs for years. The last two pairs, while a lot cheaper only lasted a year each. This pair are of the standard that DMs used to be. Well worth the extra
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 13 June 2017
    Published on: 11 July 2017
    (9 out of 10)

    Andrew

    I have big feet
    +
    Seriously. Where do i start?
    Leather is amazing - so soft, supple, definitely a massive step up from "standard" 1460s.
    Insole is like walking on clouds - gives my feet a cuddle :)
    Laces slide through the eyelets when tightening needing very little pulling individual threads (waxed laces)
    Laces feel stronger, but we'll see how this pads out.
    Laces have metal aglets (yes, that little hard bit at the end has a name), but other than plastic aglets snapping I have never really experienced serious problems.

    The price is quite steep, but I wish I'd bought these five years ago when I first saw them. They truly wipe the floor with the standard 1460s - and that's before you consider the lifetime guarantee! One replacement set and you've spent the same amount of money as you would have done on two pairs of standard 1460s.
    Lace colour options are much reduced. I like the brightly coloured laces, but I can't get them in the higher quality waxed laces that come with this boot.

    I wish there were more colour options for the leather as well. Black and Oxblood is quite restrictive. I have a purple pair of normal 1460s that I love, but I'd love to get them in this ForLife range.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2017
    Published on: 06 July 2017
    (10 out of 10)

    Khaled

    LONDON
    +
    As always excellent quality products
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2017
    Published on: 04 July 2017
    • Product

      All our ForLife boots and shoes come with our lifetime guarantee: we will repair or replace them FOR LIFE. The HardLife leather is saturated with water-resistant oils and waxes to provide soft, supple and durable leather with a matte finish. The classic air-cushioned sole has added thickness to the inner core, giving them a longer life. The footbed is cushioned, breathable and absorbs odour using natural active carbon. Our laces are waxed with metal tips and we supply an extra set with each pair.

      We also include a pot of our fantastic Wonder Balsam to care for the Hardlife leather. Our Forlife range is made using our comfort last which provides a generous fit, so if you are between sizes we recommend ordering a size below.

    • Materials
      Material

      This is a full-grain leather with a smooth, waxy finish, treated to be water-resistant and have a longer wearing life.

      Care Instructions

      [Hardlife] Refer to booklet in packaging

      Construction

      This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions.

    • Size guide
      Footwear
      UK USA Europe Japan
      3 5 36 22
      4 6 37 23
      5 7 38 23.5
      6 8 39 24.5
      6.5 8.5 40 25
      7 9 41 25.5
      8 10 42 26
      9 11 43 27
      Clothing
      Size XXS XS S M L XL
      UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
      USA 2 4 6 8 10 12
      Japan 5 7 9 11 13 15
      Bust(cm) 80 84 88 92 98 104
      Bust(in) 31.5 33 34.5 36 38.5 40
      Waist(cm) 62 66 70 74 80 86
      Waist(in) 24.5 26 27.5 29 31.5 34
      Low hip(cm) 86 90 94 98 104 110
      Low hip(in) 34 35 37 38.5 41 43
      Unisex for Women
      Size XXS XS S M L XL
      UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
      USA 2 4 6 8 10 12
      Japan 5 7 9 11 13 15
      Chest(cm) 80 84 88 92 98 104
      Chest(in) 31.5 33 34.5 36 38.5 40
      Belts
      Size S M L XL
      Fits(in) 27-31 32-36 37-40 41-44
      Fits(cm) 68-78 81-92 94-102 104-112
      Socks
      Size S M L
      UK 3-5.5 6-8.5 9-13
      Tights
      4'10-5'0/
      147-152cm
      5'1-5'4/
      155-163cm
      5'5-5'10/
      165-178cm
      34-37IN/
      86-94cm
      S S M
      37-39IN/
      94-99cm
      S M L
      39-42IN/
      99-107cm
      M M L
      Footwear
      UK USA Europe Japan
      6 7 39 24.5
      6.5 7.5 40 25
      7 8 41 25.5
      8 9 42 26
      9 10 43 27
      9.5 10.5 44 27.5
      10 11 45 28
      11 12 46 29
      12 13 47 29.5
      13 14 48
      14 15 49.5
      15 16 51
      Clothing
      Size XXS XS S M L XL
      Chest(cm) 86 92 97 102 107 112
      Chest(in) 34 36 38 40 42 44
      Waist(cm) 71 76 81 86 91 96
      Waist(in) 28 30 32 34 36 38
      Unisex for Men
      Size XXS XS S M L XL
      Chest(cm) 86 92 97 102 107 112
      Chest(in) 34 36 38 40 42 44
      Belts
      Size S M L XL
      Fits(in) 27-31 32-36 37-40 41-44
      Fits(cm) 68-78 81-92 94-102 104-112
      Socks
      Size S M L
      UK 3-5.5 6-8.5 9-13
      Newborn Footwear
      All Countries Size 0 = 0-3months Size 1 = 3-6months Size 2 = 6-9months Size 3 = 9-12months
      Toddler Footwear
      UK USA Europe Japan
      3 4 19 11
      3.5 4.5 19.5 11.5
      4 5 20 12
      4.5 5.5 21 12.5
      5 6 21.5 12.5
      5.5 6.5 22 13.5
      6.5 7.5 23.5 14
      7 8 24 14.5
      7.5 8.5 25 15
      8 9 26 15
      8.5 9.5 15.5
      9 10 27 16
      Junior Footwear
      UK USA Europe Japan
      10 11 28 17
      10.5 11.5 28.5 17.5
      11 12 29 11
      11.5 12.5 30 11.5
      12 13 31 18.5
      12.5 13.5 19
      13 1 32 19.5
      13.5 1.5 32.5 20
      1 2 33 20.5
      1.5 2.5 33.5 21
      2 3 34 21.5
      2.5 3.5 35 21.5
      3 4 36 22
    • Delivery

      UK Customers

      Free Delivery on orders over £50 

      (No deliveries are made on Sunday)

      Free and Easy Returns at collect+ stores or the Post Office

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