I got my first pair of Dr. Martens in sixth grade when I went as grunge-era Courtney Love for Halloween and, once the trick-or-treating was over, I never really took them off. They’ve served me well at rock shows and on rainy days, they add urban warrior cool to stovepipes and look amazing with pretty, feminine dresses.

Docs are the best. And they’re turning 50 this year. So, Happy Birthday from from me and half the bands I’ve ever liked. To observe the birthday celebration, I’ve created this gallery of stylish people who love their Docs as much as I love mine.

So: who Loves Dr. Martens?

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