I got a pair of Clarks Bushacre boots from DSW, they're really similar to the desert boots, they just have a rubber sole. You could get them for $70 shipped or $59 in the store if you can find a coupon.
After going all over town and never finding any Originals, though I did find Bushacres at one JC Penney just wasn't sold on the color, I'm just going to have to order online. I found an 11 seemed to fit on the other Clarks I tried on, and the Bushacre though those seemed a bit uncomfortable in the back of the ankle. Assuming the Bushacre are mostly the same cut as the Original, just a different sole I would have the same problem. Could this just be something that would break in, or be because I'm used to lower cut sneakers all the time? Or should I try an 11.5?
Ordered a pair of leather Bushacre's from DSW for 70 shipped. They had a $10 off coupon running and free shipping for members. I bought right before the 10 off offer ended. Sized down 1/2 a size, so hopefully they fit when they come.
Huzzah, finally found some Taupe suede originals in a store and found the 11s to be a bit long and slidey, but the 10.5s a bit snug width wise. I suppose they might stretch a little though, and I was wearing thicker atheletic socks at the time so a thinner sock would probably be good too. They looked fantastic though and I'm looking forward to really giving them a go