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post #2881 of 6915
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Originally Posted by nakedundermyclothes View Post
I know these aren't db's but stumbled upon these on yoox. Does anyone have any info on these, I've never seen them before.

http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/CLARKS.../sr_shoesmen80


It's like cars... once someone invents a popular style, every manufacturer has to have their own version.

Anyway, I have a question.

I managed to try on some Clarks desert boots the other day, and Im actually wondering what all the fuss is about. They seemed ok, but the insole seemed rather "flat", and the boots themselves felt really thin and flimsy.

My opinion is that they're more a fashion item than something practical.

But.... I really like the appearance and style of this type of boot.

Are Clarks the best?
Or are they just good for the price?

Can anyone recommend something that seems more, erm, robust?

Would I be better looking at chukka boots, or are they the same thing?
post #2882 of 6915
Sigh... I think the Magnificent Bastard puts it best...

& after all, um, this IS the Clarks DB thread... .
post #2883 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Sigh... I think the Magnificent Bastard puts it best...

& after all, um, this IS the Clarks DB thread... .

Robert, do you go with the same desert boots size as your Jack Purcell size? Most people say to size down but I assume that's counting on a lot of stretch. What's your experience on sizing and stretching?
post #2884 of 6915
I wear an 11 in JPs but a 10.5 in Clarks DBs. Has something to do with the boot thing. I find most boots I've ever worn seem to run big. I think for most people, the DBs tend to run about 1/2 size big.

I don't think the DBs stretch much, though.
post #2885 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
I wear an 11 in JPs but a 10.5 in Clarks DBs. Has something to do with the boot thing. I find most boots I've ever worn seem to run big. I think for most people, the DBs tend to run about 1/2 size big. I don't think the DBs stretch much, though.
Is the db size your dress shoe size also (leather-soled, e.g. Allen edmonds)? Pretty much all sneakers (JP, adidas originals, etc.) I wear are marked .5-1 size bigger than my dress shoes size.
post #2886 of 6915
No, my dress shoes are usually 11s too.
post #2887 of 6915
I'm definitely buying some of these boots. They look very nice.
post #2888 of 6915
I wear 9.5 in JPs, 8in DBs, 8 Chucks, 7.5 GTs, 9.5 asics, 9.5 vans, 10 addidas
post #2889 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
Sigh... I think the Magnificent Bastard puts it best... & after all, um, this IS the Clarks DB thread... .
He might be wrong. I'm pretty sure the inspiration to make the DB was taken from the shoe used by soldiers in WWII that was purchased in markets in Africa.
post #2890 of 6915
Don't know if this was posted, I didn't bother checking so sorry if it has.

From PrettyGreen.com:

Liam worked closely with the Clarks Originals design team in Somerset to develop a Pretty Green version of the classic Desert Boot. He had a clear vision of what he wanted; though still carrying the signature Originals design, the boot has a wider and more rounded toe and lower heel, creating a slimmer profile than the original.







What do you guys think? The green one looks interesting.
post #2891 of 6915
How do I clean the suede I have some water spots.

(I know its been answered I dont want to read through 193 pages)
post #2892 of 6915
Is there any chance we could retire this thread now? This is getting really old. Even for me.
post #2893 of 6915
then stop posting in it and/or checking it
post #2894 of 6915
I can't.
post #2895 of 6915
I had wanted to buy some clark desert-boots for some time but went with some Tod's recently...they are much more decadent: they cost way too much and already start to fall apart after two shortish walks, also they look much nicer and are Italian so I'd recommend them to anyone with taste.

p.s. think I'll never buy those (Clarks), though, I always buy boat-shoes...
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