While I have nothing but admiration for those who wear combat boots year-round, the shoes are a fall-winter exclusive in my books. Combat boots, specifically those from Dr. Martens, are as important to my cold-weather wardrobe as any jacket or pair of gloves.
And, when I look to some of Hollywood's favourite fashion girls, I know I'm not the only one who stands by the brand's chunky leather shoes. From Heidi Klum to Olivia Rodrigo, celebrities of all ages and aesthetics seem to own a pair of Docs.
While any style of Doc Martens will add an edge to your wardrobe, the brand's Sinclair Booties are what I have my eyes on this fall. Beloved by Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez, read on to discover why Dr. Martens shoppers give the heavy-duty ankle boots their five-star seal of approval.
Retailing for $280 CAD/$210 USD, Dr. Martens' cult-favourite Sinclair boots (shop here in Canada, here in U.S.) are one of the brand's best-selling styles. The ankle-high grained leather boots can be worn both laced and zipped-up and feature a two-inch heel and 1.5-inch platform, giving everyone the illusion of supermodel legs.
Whether styled with the classic Dr. Martens military feel or Heidi Klum's rainbow-hued separates, the rugged ankle boots are a must-have for the colder months.
Why you should buy
🛍️ 2,500 reviews
⭐ 4.5 stars
🗣️ "Top quality leather, stitching, eyelets, lacing and workmanship."
Dr. Martens' reviewers say the brand's Sinclair Platform Boots are "gorgeous," "amazing quality," and collect "loads of compliments."
"These boots are absolutely incredible," writes one shopper. "I wanted a pair of platform [Docs], and boy, did these deliver — and then some!"
They're "so comfortable" and "easy to wear anywhere," says another. "[I] didn't have to break them in, and they're very true to size."
"Top quality leather, stitching, eyelets, lacing and workmanship," notes a third shopper. Another "brilliant product" from Dr. Martens, and "worth every penny."
While hundreds of reviewers promise the boots are "true to size" and comfortable "right out of the box," some say the sizing is "slightly off" and found the shoes "really clunky."
When it comes to fall boots, the supermodel-approved Dr. Martens Sinclair Booties are a twist on a classic combat boot style — but shoppers do advise sizing can be "slightly off." To shop more of the brand's celebrity-approved boots for fall, check out our picks below.