I think they can be really versitile, even in the purple.
Couldn't you see them with the whole tights and jean shorts combo we've been seeing alot (especially during my semester in Madrid)? Or with an over sized top or sweater and leggings?
I could even see myself with white ones
Besides I think my mom would flip if I said I wanted a pair, even if they were purple.
Oh well, I could always get a used pair on ebay!
80% of Dr. Martens first decade of sales (it began in 1947) went to women over the age of 40.