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post #3016 of 6915
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Originally Posted by mintyfresh View Post
Just got my first pair of Clarks. 1/2 size smaller in taupe.

I wasn't expecting the soles to be so hard...i just walked a few blocks around the neighborhood and my feet are killing me now.

what soles/inserts do you guys use to soften the walk?

I use only The Rapist gel insoles by Dr. Scholl. I'm definitely gellin' as I sneak up on my victims!
post #3017 of 6915
For those of you who wear them sockless, or with no-show socks, what to you do about ankle rubbing? I wore mine with loafer socks last weekend, and I thought the collar was going to draw blood.
post #3018 of 6915
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
For those of you who wear them sockless, or with no-show socks, what to you do about ankle rubbing? I wore mine with loafer socks last weekend, and I thought the collar was going to draw blood.
Wow. Mine still have some breaking in yet, but I can't imagine going sockless or wearing ghost socks with them.
post #3019 of 6915
Man, what wimps. You guys are sullying the good name of us regular DB wearers.
post #3020 of 6915
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Originally Posted by kgmessier View Post
I couldn't believe this when I first read it, but I'm finding the same to be true. I'm somewhere between a 9E and a 9.5D in most shoes"”9.5D in Chucks"”and I had to exchange my size 9 Clarks for 8.5. I think an 8 might be a little too small for me, but I wouldn't be surprised if I tried them on and found they worked well. Crazy.

- Keith

If you can size down that much on DB's I would think your Chucks are probably too big
post #3021 of 6915
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Originally Posted by melonadejello View Post
If you can size down that much on DB's I would think your Chucks are probably too big
My Chucks fit me perfectly.
post #3022 of 6915
Hey everyone new poster here but have followed for a while. Anyways, since others might be following just wanted to post my experience with these boots. I pulled the trigger on some taupe DBS. It was a fiasco in a half because I didn't listen to people here about sizing. Ended up just buying local instead of paying amazon again for shipping. Sized down a full size. I have never owned ankle boots before so i feel like I could size down another half size but that would make the sides much tighter. They look pretty on point with most my wardrobe that is casual in nature. The darker color compliments my lighter khakis and I think bucks the light boot trend that is abundant here in Maine. As always we are the last state in the union to hit on styles. The store had a pair of black dbs for 39 bucks. I am trying to save for grad school but would you all pull the trigger at that price? I don't know if black buys you more versatility or elegance. Regarding the sock controversy I don't find them to be too bad with some odor eaters when going without socks...wouldn't want to spend the day that way. They look pretty fly with some socks that coordinate with your outfit. Thanks all for your time here...you learn a lot by reading.
post #3023 of 6915
I have the Beeswax DBs and want to return them to their initial beauty and waxiness. What product should I use?
post #3024 of 6915
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Originally Posted by Flight Bird View Post
I have the Beeswax DBs and want to return them to their initial beauty and waxiness. What product should I use?

Um, beeswax?
post #3025 of 6915
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post
Um, beeswax?

i.e., Sno-Seal.

Obenaufs LP does a good job, but it will darken them.
post #3026 of 6915
My desert boots.. They annoy me because one shoe is tighter than the other, seems like manufacturing mistake (?) One is tighter because the distance between the stitching of "x" is smaller than the other..
post #3027 of 6915
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Originally Posted by tizim View Post
I asked this earlier in the thread to no avail . I also searched all 32 pages here and all pages in the sufu Clarks thread, and it seems no one has talked about it either (which is surprising since it seems like it would be a common concern).

Anyway, how do you guys clean your beeswax DB?

THIS
post #3028 of 6915
To clean beeswax DBs, take outside, drop in driveway, and wash with garden hose. Wipe exterior with rag. Stuff interior with paper towels. Leave somewhere to dry. Replace paper towels in a day if boots are not dry. Smear with the Obenauf's LP. New Clarks 30% off with bing cashback at Endless.com. Something like $66 w/ free shipping.
post #3029 of 6915
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Originally Posted by exhausted View Post
My desert boots..



They annoy me because one shoe is tighter than the other, seems like manufacturing mistake (?)

One is tighter because the distance between the stitching of "x" is smaller than the other..



People are not symetrical. Your feet are not going to be exactly the same size. Your left is probably just a little wider than your right. You can adjust for this by buying 1/2 size larger and then wearing insoles, or the shoe will probably stretch with some wear to accommodate your foot size.
post #3030 of 6915
Okay people this is my first post.....

Taupe suede in 10.5 only for $35 + shipping

http://www.belk.com/AST/Main/Belk_Pr...e&dropName=Men
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