REBOOTED | MONKEY BOOTS VERSUS DR. MARTENS | TBAMFW 5.2

“Monkey Boots were popular in the late ‘70s with those who couldn’t afford Doc Martens. Not many places sell them but now we’re promoting them they’ll be all the rage.” 
Joe Strimmer, Punks Not Dad's guitarist
(Wales Online - July 2012)


Punks Not Dad | Monkey Boots
2012 - X Fist Records


On my first day I turned up in my monkey boots. Remember monkey boots, like Docs for midgets? In my junior school they thought my money boots were fine; in the secondary school there was a bunch of girls who wanted to beat me up for wearing them. Monkey boots, monkey boots, Robson's a monkey wearing monkey boots. I didn't know how to fight or anything then, good job I could run.
Andrew Davis
From: B. Monkey (Vintage, 1992)


The Loop | Monkey Boots CD EP
2013 - Havy Soul Records

Saints & Sinners | Skinhead Times
2012 - KB Records |  Czech Republic


No, get yourself a pair of the new smart, showy eleven-hole Doc Marten Astronauts, or even the cutesy Monkey boot. They looked great: shiny black, brown or Ox-blood with yellow laces. The only trouble with Monkey boots was that they came in small sizes also so all sorts could wear them, but I loved them, bought a pair in Ox-blood - what a name, even the polish sounded hard.
Chris Brown
From Booted And Suited (John Blake Publishing, 2009)



London | Reboot
2012 - Bin Liner Records
Photograph by Corbin Adler


Dr. Martens
The History in Pictures

Dr. Martens
& Agnostic Front

These Boots Are Made For Walking
Shoes On Record Jackets


F O O T N O T E

Peter Bowles
U.K. actor as featured on Monkey Boots video












Punks Not Dad | Monkey Boots
THE VIDEO


 

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