If you are looking for cheap Dr Martens, AliExpress is the answer. They may not have any cheap original Dr. Martens (unlike Converse), but they do have some very interesting products.
Dr Martens clones at an outlet price in AliExpress
AliExpress may not have originals, but they do have tons of Chinese brands offering boots inspired by the style of Dr. Martens. They aren’t replicas, because they aren’t referred to as Dr Martens, don’t feature the logo and aren’t sold illegally.
They are what they call white label Martens: Don’t want to spend 90€ on an original pair? You can get a pair of these for 30€… made out of real leather (we’ll be talking more about this later).
Just to give you an idea, the top selling ones are these ones, with 300 sales and a standard rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 (very high), you can get them for only 33€.
As you can see, they don’t look the like the originals (they don’t even feature the same tag), so they cannot be considered Dr Martens replicas:
By the way, unless you have particularly sweaty feet, I recommend getting some with “Plush lining”:
They are super affordable and great quality.
How can I find good quality Dr Martens style boots at this price?
You may not know this, but AliExpress sellers are conspiring against AlixBlog: each time we publish a link to a specific product, they take it off, and leave us with a page 404 link. Then they meet at AliExpress conventions and celebrate our demise with supper and drinks.
But chances are, by the time you read this, the boots we linked on the article are not there anymore (because the seller ran out of stock, or whatever other reason), the price has gone up, or maybe you just want to find some cheaper ones.
That’s why, as well as giving you links to the products, today we are also going to give you a couple filtered searches for these kind of boots:
- Dr Boots: the widest search
- Dr Leather Boots: if you also want to make sure they are all leather.
- Dr Manner: a specific brand, similar to the others but a bit more expensive, about 50€ usually.
Important: Are they real leather?
All the boots mentioned at the beginning of the article are real leather. If you find some other ones, but are still having doubts, here is a few things you can do to find out if they are real leather or not:
1 – Look for this specific acronym
If you look for Dr Leather Boots you should only be getting results for products with the word “leather” in the description.
2 – Check the details of the product
Once you scroll down the page, you should find the details of the product:
As you can see, this one say its leather, specifically patent leather (leather that’s varnished to make it more resistant) covered in plush.
3 – Keep scrolling down the product description
If you keep scrolling down, you should be able to see something like this in the picture section:
If it features a certificate like this one, you can be sure they are real leather.
4 – Read customer reviews
Finally, this is the most effective tool: read what previous customers have to say:
There’s no doubts: they are real.
Other shops to purchase Dr Martens online: Amazon and eBay
If you really want original Dr Martens, or you aren’t convinced by the ones offered in AliExpress and would rather get them somewhere else, here is how to find original Dr Martens in other online stores.
Obviously, they are going to be more expensive, but shipping will be much faster than if you got them from China.
If you get Dr Martens from Amazon, you can be sure shipping is going to be faster (usually less than 24h) and you are going to get excellent customer service. Amazon is the world referent when it comes to customer service, and they keep all the sellers using the platform under close surveillance to make sure they follow a certain rules, including quick shipping. If they don’t follow the rules, Amazon kicks them out. So even if you are paying more, you are getting a better service.
FREE SHIPPING WITHIN 24 HOURS? Amazon is now offering a 30 day trial of their Prime service. If you sign up you’ll receive your purchase within 24 hours for free. But do remember to unsubscribe before the trial ends if you don’t want to be charged their annual fee.
When looking for Dr Martens on eBay (click on the link to go the filtered search) you have to be a bit more careful. The reason to be careful is that, among originals, you will also find used and replica products. To make sure you only get results for new boots, just click on the option “New” at the left of the page.
Don’t forget this step unless you are looking for second hand boots and make sure you choose a very well rated seller.
So, where should I get the boots for the best possible price?
As you can see there are various options. Depending on how fast you want them and how much you want to spend, you might want to pick one shop or another. One thing is clear, purchasing them on an online shop is way much cheaper than the official store. Competition is high in the world of online sales, so make sure you take advantage of it and find the best bargains.
We hope this guide was useful and helped you find cheap Dr Martens, but if you still have any doubts, leave us a comment, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.