I say try to nurse them back to health. If you are willing to spend a couple bucks on them take them to a shoe repair store and maybe get some leather conditioner, cleaner, weather guard. I try to do that to all of my shoes (accordingly to materials) so that they last the longest fullest life.
But I think when they do kick the bucket, you should plant a pair of flowers in them instead of burying them.
definately donate. thats the very best way to go
Tie the laces together and throw that shit at a phone line. Fuck doc marten anyways.
I had these blue suede platform kreepers, and one day the thick sole fell off - on the way from a job interview of all things.. And I just fucking left em where they fell off on the side of the highway.