STYLE What’s Up? Docs!

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The possibility that mothers will be wearing combat boots as part of the Grunge anti-fashion thing this spring has liste or nothing to do with the wave of Doc Martens dogma that has Dallas’ preteen and preschool hipsters clangoring for a pair. From St. John’s over by White Rock to St. Mark’s in North Dallas, Dallas’ smallest shoppers don’t know exactly why they like them, they just need them. Indeed there has always been an undeniable in-your-face cop a ’tude kind of thing that happens when feet get laced into a pair of the clunky, British-produced, German-designed waffle stampers. Sixties skinheads preferred the eight-eyelet “cherry-reds,” boots that Dr. Klaus Maertens designed to accommodate his own injured foot back in 1945. But it’s the black “1460s” that became de rigueur to rock and roll in, boots that have crossed oceans and cultural barriers to become must-haves for our children. Parental units should find some comfort in knowing that the boot!Ujuièposiiiveortnopedic wonders, providing more than enough support for growing feet and good traction for playground Olympics. Doc Martens boosts and sandals may be found in Dallas at NVUS in Deep Ellum (prices range from about $65 for the smallest sizes to $120 for adult boots) and (boots only) at most Kinney shoe stores, though we found the best selection at Kinney in NorthPark. Now if we can just manage to stay out of the way of them.

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