Sure, we love our docs. However, there are also cheap Dr. Martens alternatives that you can afford even when the budget is tight and that look at least as cool. Here are our shopping tips!
In autumn, chunky boots, i.e. those with a particularly thick, robust sole and a striking profile, as well as a high shaft and lacing, are one of our absolute favorites in the shoe cabinet. Whether casual with jeans and oversized sweaters or as a break in style with a chic dress, they are a great eye-catcher and also wonderfully comfortable. One of the classics of this type of shoe remains the Dr. Martens lace-up boots that we don't want to miss. It distinguishes exactly the shape described, often in connection with conspicuous, light-colored stitching on the sole. With the boots, however, the price is tough.
Fortunately, the trend towards chunky boots has become so widespread that you can get similar models at a fraction of the cost. We have picked out a few current, trendy examples for you to go shopping afterwards.
6 great boots as Dr. Martens alternative
# 1 The lace-up boots from Catwalk via Deichmann
This model made of synthetic leather from Catwalk comes pretty close to the classic, especially due to the chunky sole and the characteristic yellow stitching. However, the shoe also has its own touch, including a more inconspicuous lacing. The perfect, alternative autumn companion!
You can get it in sizes 36-40 in the Deichmann online shop for 44.99 euros.
# 2 Mango's burgundy boots
A warm, dark red is one of our favorite autumn fashion colors. We like this Dr. Martens alternative from Mango. The sole is not that thick here, but they have a nice buckle detail on the shaft. If you adjust the small strap, you can adapt the boots to your ankle or calf shape. The shoes are made of real leather.
You can get the boots in sizes 35-42 and for 69.99 euros in the Mango online shop.
# 3 The lace-up boots with platform from H&M
How about a cool snake pattern? Then these stylish lace-up boots from H&M are a great option. The sole is a bit wider again, but without a heavily structured profile, which makes it look more feminine than other, chunky boots. By the way: If you don't like the snake look, the shoes are also available in smooth black (matt and lacquer) and in white.
You can get the lace-up boots in sizes 35-42 in the H&M online shop for 34.99 euros.
# 4 Bershka laced biker boots via Asos
The lace-up boots with a high shaft made of synthetic leather from Bershka look a bit more robust. The eye-catching, large eyelets on the lacing and the extra high platform sole make it a fashion statement in any case. They have a practical zipper on the side so that you don't have to tie them up again and again when you put them on.
You can get the boots in sizes 35-41 for 45.99 euros from Asos.
# 5 The white lace-up boots by Marco Tozzi via Mirapodo
Instead of classic black, do you find lace-up boots in brilliant off-white much nicer? Then you might like this Dr. Martens alternative, which not only looks more subtle and feminine due to the color, but also due to the shorter shaft and the comparatively narrow sole. The color remains an eye-catcher, of course – it's best to combine the shoes with dark jeans or black tights so that the bright white comes into its own.
You can get the white lace-up boots by Marco Tozzi in sizes 36-42 at Mirapodo for 49.90 euros.
# 6 The lacquer lace-up boots from Tamaris via Otto
Last but not least, these lace-up boots from Tamaris are also great autumn boots in the style of classic lace-up boots. With their rounded shapes and flat sole, they almost have a sporty look, so they are a good choice for people who otherwise prefer to wear sneakers, as they are not too bulky, but above all comfortable to wear. The design is also not too bulky, but determined by casual understatement, which makes them the perfect everyday companion for different looks.
You can get lacquer boots from Tamaris in sizes 36-42 from Otto.
By the way: Our little style test can tell you which of the boots would suit you and your look best …
Shopping tip: How to get the Dr. Martens boots cheaper
If you'd rather buy the original Doc Martens boots, you can keep your eyes peeled for various sales promotions. In principle, these are available all year round in various shops. So it's best to just check up-to-date when you're looking for what's on offer! At the moment, for example, you can find various Doc Martens models on offer at About You, Otto and Asos.
In our video we reveal even more exciting tips on how you can save money when shopping online: