There's been some preliminary skirting of the Doc Martens issue, but although magazines have briskly pointed out the chunky boot trend, they haven't asked the only question that matters: Would you actually wear them? I borrowed someone's Docs last night, just to see how it felt. I wore them with a tiny swing dress from Foley + Corinna, and black lace tights. I loved the sensation of stomping down the street in them, knowing that whenever I clomped, my skirt swished, and also imagining the ways I could kick, sprint, jump, or climb if necessary. But I thought they looked really, really bad - the word "stumpy" comes to mind before anything else. But maybe your experiences have been different? Can you make them look chic without being Diana Moldovan? Or is the whole point that you shouldn't?