Sunday 2 February 2014

The Capaldi look - alternative boots

So now The Doctor’s new look is out there, we know pretty much everything he’s wearing and the price tag attached - which coming at a minimum of £2,000 for the complete costume, is out of the range of most cosplayers.

That said there are always alternatives to give that ensemble look and achieve the correct silhouette.

The screen used boots are by Loakes, but this style of boot is often referred to as DMs (short for Doc Marten’s) in the same way we call a vacuum cleaner a Hoover, regardless of brand.

The hard vinyl sole; high ankle; and rounded top-cap are typical but not exclusive to the Doc Marten’s range.

This means there are alternative makers out there, some in a more budget conscious bracket.

I’ve seen a lot of suggestions for the boots, so here is my pick of the best.

Urban Outfitters - Dr. Martens Affleck Brogue Patent Leather Boot

Scorpio Shoes - Dr Martens Anthony Mens Leather Brogue Boot - Florsheim Gaffney Ltd Gray Milled Leather - Steve Madden Evander 2 Black Leather

eBay - Shoe Fever mens Ankle Brogue Chelsea boots

eBay - MLB Black leather brogue ankle Derby office work boot

If you have any suggested alternatives for cosplaying on a budget, drop me a line at 


  1. Even the latest issue of DW Magazine had them down as DMs and not Loakes. Ah well. :P

  2. Maybe the Geox Mens U CLAUDIO H Boots for £105 are also an alternative.


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