dr. martens step up.

by liza darwin

After spending years plowing around town in Docs, we've learned an important lesson: while the beat-up boots are a model-off-duty staple and will fit in perfectly at pretty much any downtown venue, they're not exactly "dress up" material. Or wait- maybe they are?

Dr. Martens has an entire heel collection on its website, complete with everything from platforms to stiletto stompers (yes, really). But the most useful group in the pack is the Elevate Collection, a set of wedged boots that look just as badass as the originals, but with a chic streamlined edge courtesy of the extra height.

Check out the styles below and let us know if you'd swap your pair of old Docs for the fancy version....or if you're just going to throw a party dress over your combat boots and call it a day.

Buy them here.