Red Doc Martins. Laces. Racism. Help ...
neo-nazi88

Kingsland, GA

#42 Oct 10, 2008
white laces means- white power,nazi
red laces means- you have shed blood of a non white person.
black- neutral

those are the true meanings of colored laces.
Delta13

Yarraville, Australia

#43 Oct 14, 2008
right...the correct answer from one who knows best....lol

docs or any basic combat boot with white laces means your are most likely a white pride believer ( which i find nothing wrong with personally seeing as every culture should have pride in their roots and history...dosn't mean all of us who have pride in our color or creed or whatever are racist), but amongst most skin heads white means you are a white supremest and red means you have commited a racial hate crime of a severe magnitude hense the term "earning your reds" but not all skinheads are racist..in fact you might find skinheads who wear purple laces, these are known as S.H.A.R.P. skins...Skin Heads Against Racial Prejiduce...so not every skinhead is a racist nor is every one who wears white or red laces on combat boots or doc martins.... hope this helps
crazy-a

Long Beach, CA

#44 Oct 23, 2008
sthldn girl wrote:
<quoted text>lmaoo i guess your trying to tell me about what im wearing in my picture,haha...thats not a britney spears hat sweety btw.(watever that is lol).lol..but like you say to each is own..much luv(:
where im from
black=nothing
white=white power/pride can mean nothing
green=SHARP
yellow=killed a cop
red=spilled some none white blood
pink=homosexual
blue=straight edge
manchester skin

Rotherham, UK

#45 Oct 30, 2008
i wear red laces in my black boots because im a national front member and i wear white ones in my red boots because im a white nationalist.
European Skin wrote:
Red Laces = A skin that has attack a cop or
a "red" skin (political meaning)or
an anarchist skin
White Laces = White Pride or
White Power/nazi/racist
Combo of Black and White Laces = SHARP skin
Black Laces = a skin that have not earned his
"colour" Laces

“Cake in hand cake n mouth what”

Since: Feb 08

Big D

#46 Oct 30, 2008
wow this is my waaaaaay old post, such a cool topic still though.

My boots are actually red, i forget the color of laces i believe they are checked..

I wore them and a skin muttered something to me like' blood on blood' and kinda smiled..

im just a little young chik was totally unaware..

however knew there was something to the colors bc of my older cousins

“Slashing through the flames ”

Since: Jun 08

Earth

#47 Oct 30, 2008
Well Doc Martin's in general are considered skin wear, and all color mean something. The problem occurs when one from the outside knows what the mean and misjudges you. The tradition is noramlly black boots with either white or red laces and must be clean at all times.

I am sure you have found your answer since you post, but i just thought this may help.
I want peace

New Plymouth, New Zealand

#48 Oct 30, 2008
Red lace is blood lace. To earn that you have to commit a crime against a black person or anyone who takes drugs, even if you're white. If you are new to the group, you wear white laces and once you've committed that crime you wear red lace. Its like earning a badge
dirtywhiteboy

Lapeer, MI

#49 Oct 30, 2008
its_okay wrote:
Soo...hate to be so sheltered but Im not a racist therefore know nothing much bout the culture being presented to my face. I own red doc martin boots. I love them! I was aware that with certain laces in certain states it means your a skin/aryan or your a non racist . What else does it mean. can anyone clarify for me in full. My docs have 12 eyelets so pretty high and have red and black checkered laces I got from wal mart!
White laces means racist?
or is it black laces?
Red boots?
black boots?
I know its pridominently a cali, michigan thing, but here I am in Texas and someone was commenting, I had no clue what he meant
was like "red blood blah blah blah blah"
help
Red boot laces are wore by White supremists to signify that they have shed someone elses blood.
oz-skin

Australia

#52 Nov 12, 2008
god this is rather funny seeing every ones perspective on laces, i'm an australian WC (working class) skin, i'm not racist but i will not tag my self as a s.h.a.r.p. alot of ppl here in australia from what i have seen dont reall give a f*ck what colour your laces are, there are a few very strick skins here racist and non racist that go off at you if your wearing white or red, but some non racist wear white and red too. Really it's sorta become a blury area that people can;t judge you on anymore. serously if you descriminate against someone beause of the colour of their laces to me is almost as stupid as desriminating against someone beause of the colour of their skin. I think people need to grow the f*ck up and just try and have a good f*cking time wiht one another not kick the crap out each other.
Death Metal

Mount Wolf, PA

#53 Nov 16, 2008
I frankly have never given a f*ck about these ridiculous "lace rules". I've worn red and black striped laces on a pair of combat boots for the last 5 years, and no one has ever started sh*t with me over it. F*ck what people say must be done, wear what you want and deal with anyone that gets in your way.(Hint: Deal can mean many things...)
Anthony

Bayville, NJ

#54 Nov 17, 2008
its_okay wrote:
Soo...hate to be so sheltered but Im not a racist therefore know nothing much bout the culture being presented to my face. I own red doc martin boots. I love them! I was aware that with certain laces in certain states it means your a skin/aryan or your a non racist . What else does it mean. can anyone clarify for me in full. My docs have 12 eyelets so pretty high and have red and black checkered laces I got from wal mart!
White laces means racist?
or is it black laces?
Red boots?
black boots?
I know its pridominently a cali, michigan thing, but here I am in Texas and someone was commenting, I had no clue what he meant
was like "red blood blah blah blah blah"
help
the answer is really simple..
typically back in the late 90s skins would wear red and white laces to denote political and social views basically race views.. white meant literally white power.. red meant the same but that blood was spilled for the cause.. could be a fight.. or worse.. it meant that you put in blood fighting for the white race.. checkered? they dont mean anything.. lol
oh and they are oxblood not red.. and dont listen to anyone telling you they are ugly.. they are GREAT boots..

Since: Nov 08

United States

#55 Nov 17, 2008
you cant get doc martin boots from walmart....
I have a pair

“Cake in hand cake n mouth what”

Since: Feb 08

Big D

#56 Nov 18, 2008
this threads cool. lol
Cecil Lopez

Perris, CA

#57 Nov 18, 2008
I still have a pair or some old school dock martins in my closet with the yellow stitches.
"Made in England"
Old School

Oakville, Canada

#58 Dec 2, 2008
Back in the early 90's people used to use a red crayon on the yellow string around the sole to represent racisim, didn't matter what color the boot or main laces were.

Was just a fad that alot of people did with crayons trying different colors not even knowing they were doing something that would offend people.

Sometimes Boots are just boots no hidden agenda's same with clothing!!!!!
aintmissbehavin

Altamonte Springs, FL

#59 Dec 3, 2008
red laces- racist skinhead, you've shed blood or someone elses blood for the white race
white laces- racist skinhead, hasn't earned red laces yet
black laces-neutral
black boots-neutral
red boots- more on the pro-white side
Terror

Santa Ana, CA

#60 Dec 16, 2008
Ok I Live in California and I'm a WC (Working Class) Skinhead. I Read a lot of stupid posts.

Black Laces: Black laces are worn by fresh cuts. These laces are used by new Skinheads who have not earned their White Laces.

White Laces:(This can go for a non racist and a racist skin) White laces show White Pride or White Power. It also shows that someone has earned the right to be called a Skinhead.

Red Laces:(This can go for a non racist and a racist skin) Show that a Skinhead has drawn serious blood. I.E. an attempted murder or murder.

Yellow Laces: These are also used by skinhead to symbolize Anarchy, while other skinhead have used this color to signify an assault on a Law Enforcement officer.

Blue Laces: Sharp or Straight Edge

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#61 Dec 16, 2008
Terror wrote:
Ok I Live in California and I'm a WC (Working Class) Skinhead. I Read a lot of stupid posts.
Black Laces: Black laces are worn by fresh cuts. These laces are used by new Skinheads who have not earned their White Laces.
White Laces:(This can go for a non racist and a racist skin) White laces show White Pride or White Power. It also shows that someone has earned the right to be called a Skinhead.
Red Laces:(This can go for a non racist and a racist skin) Show that a Skinhead has drawn serious blood. I.E. an attempted murder or murder.
Yellow Laces: These are also used by skinhead to symbolize Anarchy, while other skinhead have used this color to signify an assault on a Law Enforcement officer.
Blue Laces: Sharp or Straight Edge
Interesting..

too bad I still have the red laces not that they mean shyt here...but, still, would hate to be caught up bc of a mix-up, especially in the places I tend to hang. I would go with a yellow or a white.

I love how this topic always appears!
Telly

Atwater, OH

#62 Dec 16, 2008
its_okay wrote:
you guys are funny, thank you for the answers!
sthlndgrl: to each his own, Im not a froo froo girlie girl that wears silly britney spears hats and pants 2 size to small so that my sweet ass is showing to everyone. I LOOVE my boots, but thanks for the non advice anyway, btw..you havent seen them on me, how can you tell their ugly? well i guess if you think theyre ugly, we have waaay opposite taste. who cares if their 9 years old, i dont have new wardrobes every month. to each her own!:P
anyways cooll...no wonder that dude said somethin bout blood and no wonder all those kids were starin at me in the rap club,(crips) lol. alright cool..so i pretty much cant wear these things anywhere but where my white friends hang out or the punk club, or ill end up gettin my ass beat! god, no wonder all those tattoo artists were hittin on me..makes so much sence now...so much! lol fucccccc
i guess i ll have to buy um green laces!?
My brother was a skinhead/ neo nazi w/e. As far as I remember, red or white laces w/ combat boots just means something like white power generally.
But I say wear whatever you like to wear regardless of the symbolism behind it. Who cares?
That's what I do, at least.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#63 Dec 16, 2008
Telly wrote:
<quoted text>
My brother was a skinhead/ neo nazi w/e. As far as I remember, red or white laces w/ combat boots just means something like white power generally.
But I say wear whatever you like to wear regardless of the symbolism behind it. Who cares?
That's what I do, at least.
definently a good philosophy to live by

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