terrible experience with Clarks DBs, anyone hear me out and possibly give advice
bought Clarks DBs in Beeswax Leather, it was the newer made in Vietnam ones, I sized down a full size.
I wore it for an afternoon out, took them off and was greeted by crew socks that looked like they've been smeared by crap. I'm not even joking they look like I waded through dried mud. I asked Clarks customer service about this and basically sidestepped my inquiry and gave me a copy and pasted paragraph on leather care using mink oils and such.
So I said to myself, maybe this is just a break-in thing, and wore it out again, and AGAIN it stained my socks (only socks I have that reach the ankle are white which is good in this case since I can gauge the amount of stains I'm getting) and they were pretty damn painful if you wear them for 3+ hours. I'm pretty sure it's the right size, pretty snug all around, some toe room, and only a tad bit loose at the heel. I don't know but my heels feel raw after a few hours, I actually stopped and had to sit for a while just to recover from the ache.
Am I missing something here? I know it does look good (gotten a few compliments) but after those gripes I'm seriously considering throwing them away at eBay.