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For as long as we’ve been making Docs, people have been customizing them. Whether they’re studded or stitched shoes, taped or painted boots, you’ve found a way to make your mark. Keep an eye on this page for some of our favorite personalized pairs, and sign up to receive email updates for future events.

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Albanus Design

My work generally focuses on trying to understand the unknowns of the universe...

Frankie Lister

I've drawn squid and tentacles on a weirdly large number of boots and shoes over the years—I customized these 1461s earlier on...

Brooke Feinberg

A lot of the time I would have spent in music venues each night after work has been replaced with painting...

JUSTIN BURT

See what inspired Justin, the store manager at Dr. Martens Mall of America, to design his unique pair of 101's.

GENTLE THRILLS

I wanted to play up the adjectives that come to mind for me when I think about vintage Docs culture...

KATIE KIMMEL

I love to experiment with new materials and had the idea to use epoxy putty around leather studs to create durable shoe charms...

DARIAN RAMIREZ

I ended up literally binge-watching Pixar movies while creating these, and so it became more of an opportunity to express my inner child...

MEGAN SUTTON

The inspiration for these came from a deck of tarot cards that my aunt had. They're from the late 70's so older than me by a few years, and I've always loved the imagery of them...