These are my favorite pair of shoes. What I think is really cool about wearing stuff is when it's not likely other guys will have on the same thing, and I have yet to see someone else in these. I bought this pair of shoes at the Doc Marten Shoestore in London. I found them on sale for 25 pounds which in August of 2001 was about $37 US. I have always regretted not buying the blue pair as well ( the whole blue suede shoes thing) but I didn't want too much to carry back home at the time on the plane. Anyway, even though these shoes look bulky and big they are extrememly comfortable. I wear them a lot in the fall and winter with khaki's at work, although they really look best with jeans on the weekends. I was pleasantly surprised a year ago to find another pair brand new my size on ebay. (second picture) what luck! Nothing better than knowing my favorite pair of shoes whenever worn out or lost will be easily replaced.