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HOW TO STYLE MEN'S LEATHER SANDALS, BY DOCS STORE STAFF



Socks or not. Summer or out of season. Our men’s sandals can be as versatile and easy-to-style as our boots. We asked four guys, Cameron, Arnd, Naro and Rob from different DM’s stores, how they wear their favorite sandals.

NARO SAE-SIA

COLOGNE STORE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY @ANDIRECTLY

I like to mix different styles together. Here, I styled my sandals with a mix of business casual while keeping it all monochrome. I chose black shorts so I could add calf-high socks to my sandals. I think one of the most important things is to keep your accessories simple. This time, I wore black socks with yellow Dr. Martens lettering to show some more details and add some color. I also added rings, chains and earrings to bring out the main points of the look — and not to appear ‘boring’ in all black.

“I FEEL FREE AND COMFORTABLE IN MY DOCS SANDALS.
THERE IS A LOT OF SPACE FOR CREATIVITY IN STYLING AND SELF-EXPRESSION.”

For the second look, I chose brighter colors since it’s summer and I like to wear white and beige. It’s simple, like my first outfit, but more relaxed. I still chose the black socks with the yellow print because I prefer not to wear open-toe sandals barefoot. As you can see in the photos, I added a white tank top to show more of my tattoos and use them as my accessories. I picked beige pants to keep it bright in the middle and the sandals at the bottom as a highlight in black.

CAMERON DUKES

NOTTINGHAM STORE

The Soloman is a men’s leather sandal that possesses many traits: the raw dagger edge sole, the simple trio straps, and black glossy buckles. It's slick, chic and dangerous, and I feel the style should match that. I toyed with the juxtaposition of a sandal — commonly worn in summer, yet I wouldn't restrict such a style to one season. Therefore, I wore a knitted striped sweater and straight-legged leather pants. The attitude in the leather contrasts with a beautiful delicate knit.

“THE SOLOMAN ISN’T RESTRICTED BY SETTING OR CONTEXT.
THIS MEN’S SANDAL HOLDS ITS OWN IN MOST OUTFITS YOU PUT TOGETHER.”

For my second outfit, I partnered an acid-washed oversized tee with ridged tapered pants in beige. When choosing your outfits, think about how that tee or trouser is going to drop off the shoulder or waist — a rigid fabric gives a beautifully sculptural drape compared to pants in a more delicate fabric. I finished this one with a black bucket hat, just to tie in these leather sandals striking black colorway. These men's sandals are perfect for summer because you can wear them whatever the occasion — since the sole molds to your feet, they are comfortable throughout the day.

ROB CARTWRIGHT

EXETER STORE

This look is stylish and yet comfortable to wear on the warmest of summer days: black cuffed skinny jeans with a relaxed fit shirt. The fit and quality of the fabrics used in each garment help to elevate the outfit. The jeans were rolled high on the ankle to give them a fresh summery vibe, and my choice of shirt was inspired by my love of plants and nature. Finally, I paired these garments with fisherman style sandals. The sandals' clean, understated look perfectly complemented this stylish and summery look.

“WEARING DOCS SANDALS MAKES ME FEEL A PART OFA CREATIVE COMMUNITY THAT HAS EXISTED FOR SIXTY YEARS."

Another outfit for a relaxed summer's day: I kept the color palette simple — matching elements of color across the sandals, shorts and vest top. Simple, coordinated and stylish. I added a distressed denim shirt and flat cap to give this outfit a classic worn-in and rugged look. Next, the top and shirt were paired with fitted shorts which helped the outfit look casual and yet polished. And finally, I added my Dr. Martens sandals for a stylish look that is tough enough to be worn whatever the day may bring.

ARND WIELAND

DÜSSELDORF STORE

My outfit was inspired by my grandpa: he used to wear leather strap sandals with these kinds of clothes. The wide high-waisted pleated pants with a knitted vest from the 70’s combined with the buckled sandals gave me the feeling of being in another decade. As I'm one of those kids who loves to imagine living in earlier times, this look makes me feel comfortable. Sandals are the new sneakers, and the past is the new NOW.”

I NEVER REALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT MY OUTFITS OR SHOES.
I WEAR SANDALS WITH SOCKS OR WITHOUT. WITH SHORTS, CHINOS AND JEANS.”

In my second look, I've decided to wear my leather sandals as clean as they appear. All the pieces here are black, which represents a huge part of my closet. And that’s why I generally prefer Docs in black. The trousers are vintage and long, so they hide some parts of the sandals. The tie-dye shirt is made of thin silk — it looks pretty dope in combination with these sandals and makes the whole look complete without losing the focus on my Dr. Martens Soloman sandals.

SOLOMAN LEATHER STRAP SANDALS

+ Built from tough Hydro leather

+ Welted on a rugged air-cushioned sole

+ Molded footbed provides comfort

+ 3 adjustable straps for a secure fit