Saturday, November 27, 2010

Zappos and Doc Martens....I knew a Dr. Martin once.......

.....but that's not this Doc Marten ......so I'm back and after a bit O "research" am now a new Doc Marten's/Zappos fan. Yeah.....I LOVE ZAPPOS!   After tooling around in the Doc Martens pages of the Zappos site for a bit I feel a smidge educated.....did you know that Doc Marten's are not just a brand but a way of thinking? Uh huh, they are.....they allow you to show off your funky grungy bestness and apparently they go great with body art, spiky hair and grunge shorts......I know......cool. If you're like all serious and stuff and not into the Kurt Cobain thing....yeah, I don't know what I'm talking about.....but if you're all serious on the outside but have a bit of freak down in there somewhere I think you could still get away with some Docs.....I don't think they'd chase you down or anything. The classic 1460 style....at first I though "no...they didn't have Doc Martens in 1460" then I realized it was a style number....but the classic 1460 style was used by factory workers, union workers and postmen.....rebels of our past, wait no....but regardless the 1460 now symbolizes individual originality and a bold unique personal style. Me myself? I would like a pair of the Jenny Tall pull-on boots just so I can say my boots and I share the same name, not for any other reason because they aren't my favorite style. I really liked the Bellissa and the standby 1460 in the muted red going purely on looks......so if I ever wander down the road towards a Doc purchase I will have some tough decisions to make.  

The site http://www.zappos.com/doc-martens has some nifty little things you can sign up for such as announcements of new styles coming out for the real hardcore Doc Marten groupies, or the weekly shameless plug which I can only assume is a voluntary cry for advertisements to be delivered to your in box. I do that sometimes....that's why I get so many pairs of free underwear.....but that's another story. Zappos also has free shipping, free returns and a whopping 365 day return policy. I always thought there was something wrong with buying something through the mail and having to pay to return it, but maybe that's just me.....it has kept me out of the mail delivery method or buying stuff though.

Let's see....what else have I discovered about Zappos/Doc Martens ? Um.....if you want to work in Las Vegas that's where they are, in addition to aomewhere else but I didn't pay attention to that, and the CEO appears to have a tattoo of Zappos on his head. It could just be a rub on one though. The company has a list of family core values for it's employees and I guess eveyone to live and work by, for example....#8 is "do more with less"....yeah, there's a bunch more but that's the only one I remember and......um......oh yeah! The finance department resembles a kindergarten class minus the graham crackers and lukewarm, curdily milk.....they randomly choose a person and have a random act of kindness parade and like take their pictures in from of a sign and stuff and generally make them feel like da bomb for no known reason. Uh huh. Soooooo, if you want to work for Zappos you can get to the employment link through here...sorta like a magic portal....  awesome Zappos jobs .

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