Update 3/11/12: I got word from Doc Martens, these are definitely not vegan. There is leather on the inside. So frustrating.
UPDATE 3/7/12: Again it’s been brought to my attention that these might contain leather. Upon closer inspection it does appear that the chambray ones do have leather around the inner ankle. But the black ones don’t. There might be leather below that but it’s too hard to tell just by looking. I will check with the company and report back. Thanks for your patience guys.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise from Sir Dr. Martens. A canvas desert boot is the last thing I would expect from them, but hey – this works. I was immediately smitten with the Nixon‘s shapely contrasting white sole. Too often I feel like desert boot soles are too flat. Apparently there is a special process called “heat welting” to attach the sole. As long as it stays on it’s fine with me. I prefer the black canvas, but the chambray is good too. You can also get these in grey and brown.
More pics after the jump (of just black and chambray). See Endless and Amazon for the other colors.