Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SKINHEADS LOVE BOOTS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY WHITE POWER

Truthfully, it’s really just a handful of racist, religious bashing, badapples that ruined it for the rest of the SKINHEAD population.Skinheads actually first appeared in the UK (in the 1960s) as a peace-loving group that followed ska and soul bands. This whole Neo-Nazi / white supremacist thing didn’t come into play ‘til the late 70s. Unfortunately this uber-evil Skinhead sect gained tremendous popularity. 
Even in ‘87, when visionary / Skinhead Marcus Pacheco formed SHARP (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice), it did little to stop this monster movement. Since then both Skinhead groups have been in strong opposition of each other for 20 plus years. EXCEPT, when it comes to one subject – BOOTS. Both camps agree that in order to look your Skinhead best, you need a powerful, ass kicking, foot stomping boots. Here are the top two faves of both groups.



Made from tough leather with the classic Dr. Martens grooved sole pattern.

Solovair 8 eyelet boots ($116 @ aircushionboot.com)
Offers the utmost in strength, flexibility, comfort, and durability.

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31 comments:

  1. Why is it that Dr. Martens never go down in price? They were just as expensive when I was a teen.

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  2. Skinheads started out skanking? I had no idea.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. Lmao this can't be real. Lololol

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  4. Red suspenders my friend, red suspenders. Oi for life. What a touchy subject you've delved into.

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  5. I still have my Son's Dr. Martens boots in the closet, although he wasn't a skinhead.

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  6. The Solovairs get my vote for classiest looking, but I know of some Doc Martens that have withstood the tests of time.

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  7. never knew that :)
    love the Solovairs.

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  8. idk how many people know this but i had heard and i know a few people who are into it :)

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  9. Love me some Doc Martens...my husband hates it and tells me I look like a "bull duke". Whatever....I am ready to kick ass if need be.

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  10. And if my auto correct hadn't gotten involved, that was "bull dyke". It must be love.

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  11. I've still got my oxblood docs from the 80s. oh fuck now I'm showing my age.

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  12. Dr Martens, the taller the better.....

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  13. The sad thing is I love those boots, but I'm not a racist.

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  14. If I shave my head, does that make me a skinhead? Just wondering!

    My legs are too lazy to wear heavy boots!

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  15. I couldn't even be a good skinhead then because I don't like boots.

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  16. My friend Jamie loves the shit out of Doc Martens which is now kind of scary for me haha, interesting stuff mate.

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  17. Damn! Those are some expensive boots...

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  18. This is some really interesting stuff, I will never look at my boots the same way again...

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  19. I'm surprised the neonazi skinheads where black boots.

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  20. I'll never look at Doc Martens the same way now. So sad that beautiful heads of hair that women could be running their fingers through are shaved for something so stupid!

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  21. I had no idea Skin Heads originated as something peaceful. It makes me sad to see the way it's evolved.

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  22. The boots are mandatory footwear, in the same way that the uber-leftist tree hugging environmentalists wear socks with their sandals.

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  23. The thing with DM boots is that they have this hard edged stomping reputation...and then really soft, air cushioned souls

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  24. Alas, I could never be a true skinhead...I wear vans =/

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  25. I dont like those boots but I like my scarpa boots!

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  26. I didn't know Skinheads used to be peaceful until I watching 'This is England', brilliant film.

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  27. Doc Martens were/are very popular among the Goth crowd also.

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  28. Doesn't matter which group it is, ya gotta dig dem snazzy shitstompers.

    ...S.H.A.R.P. is the truly superior group though. Just sayin'. "White Pride" should not be the same as "racist fucktards."

    Sadly enough though, it's the sad state of the current society we live in where everyone can have their colored-pride except one minority.

    Hmmm. I think it's time to post my unpopular opinions blog post.

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