Doc Martens were known at one point the most comfortable English made boot in the world, but it is not so in this day of age. Now Docs are made in China, which has nothing to say about it's rich history. How can a great English made boot be now the most over-priced Chinese trash: the greedy hands of oversea manufacturing. It is rather sad to see a good boot go bad. The Chinese Doc is smaller and doesn't carry that genuine Doc Marten feel when you first try them on and are not even functional as a steel toe boot. TO those who actually still have the ORIGINAL Doc Martens: Keep them and treasure them, since they are truly part of Britains history.