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post #5056 of 6888
It seems like beeswax is the most popular color, but I like the look of suede more. I feel like as suede ages it still looks fairly unique, while with beeswax, once they're worn in, they sort of look like any worn leather shoe/boot to me. Maybe this feeling would change if I bought a pair.

Also, I like the idea of just beating the hell out of some suede db's and putting them in the wash - for some reason this appeals to me.

By the way, do your taupes lighten up at all over time? Thatoneguy posted pictures earlier in this thread of taupes that look almost reddish tan, I couldn't believe they were taupe. See below.

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are these beat up oakwoods?


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they are taupe suede
post #5057 of 6888
hi :>
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hi :>

Ha, you're back! So, do your taupe suede db's really look lighter/warmer over time? I really like the way those look in that pic, but when I look at them online or in person, the taupes seem darker and less warm in color. In your pic, they look kinda like darker oakwoods.

Thanks for posting the pics btw. The pics people put up of their worn boots add a lot to this thread.
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This is amazing! Exactly which product did you use? I would like to do this at some point...
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any updated pics after the odd look now? cause they look perfect in those before pictures
i used black chelsea leather food. i'll post some pics of how they look now when i get home. i think i must have ruined them or something (maybe water damage?), because compared to my roommates beeswax pair, mind are cracked and stiff as hell...
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Ha, you're back! So, do your taupe suede db's really look lighter/warmer over time? I really like the way those look in that pic, but when I look at them online or in person, the taupes seem darker and less warm in color. In your pic, they look kinda like darker oakwoods. Thanks for posting the pics btw. The pics people put up of their worn boots add a lot to this thread.
they look like this now, about 1&1/2 years old, the toe looks kinda yellow in the pic but the back of the shoe is the correct color the pics on clarks website and such makes these seem really dark
post #5061 of 6888
end clothing has free worldwide shipping going, so best price on some UK exclusive colors atm.

can anyone say whether the UK exclusive models (made in Europe?) are sized consistently with current US offerings? I ask because the only pair of Clarks DBs I currently own are a vintage pair that was made in England, and there is a notable size difference (yes, factoring in the UK->US conversion). I'm wondering about the current UK only shoes though. hopefully someone can help..
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they look like this now, about 1&1/2 years old, the toe looks kinda yellow in the pic but the back of the shoe is the correct color



the pics on clarks website and such makes these seem really dark

Nice. I really need to pick up a pair of desert boots. Still trying to decide on the color, but pics like these really help - thanks!
post #5063 of 6888
These are some gnarly kicks. I bought a pair of beeswax today at Dillards, but I'm going to return them tomorrow for half size larger, my normal size of 10.5. I didn't find them to run big at all, felt very true to size. I notice lots of people size way down, just curious, how much toe room do you guys have? I have a tiny bit right now in the pair that I'm returning but I like a little over a thumb width honestly. Just don't want my heel to slip out of the boot.
post #5064 of 6888
leather shoes does stretch out a bit after some a while
post #5065 of 6888
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These are some gnarly kicks. I bought a pair of beeswax today at Dillards, but I'm going to return them tomorrow for half size larger, my normal size of 10.5. I didn't find them to run big at all, felt very true to size. I notice lots of people size way down, just curious, how much toe room do you guys have? I have a tiny bit right now in the pair that I'm returning but I like a little over a thumb width honestly. Just don't want my heel to slip out of the boot.
the ones above are an 11 and are too big but i deal with it, so i bought a 10.5 and those stretched out so much that it leads me to believe i need a 10 i usually wear 11.5 in most shoes..
post #5066 of 6888
I sized down 1 full size on the bushacre 2's....from 11.5 to 10.5...perfectly comfortable...might have been able to get 10's. Can anyone recommend what to clean these with? Read about brushes and erasers, link would be helpful.
post #5067 of 6888
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Originally Posted by brad wolf View Post
These are some gnarly kicks. I bought a pair of beeswax today at Dillards, but I'm going to return them tomorrow for half size larger, my normal size of 10.5. I didn't find them to run big at all, felt very true to size. I notice lots of people size way down, just curious, how much toe room do you guys have? I have a tiny bit right now in the pair that I'm returning but I like a little over a thumb width honestly. Just don't want my heel to slip out of the boot.
I'm a true 10.5, a size 10 was tight widthwise but just right in length while a 10.5 was comfortable widthwise but had too much length and heel slip. Apparently, these stretch out a lot so it's better to go with something that fits in the length and is snug, unless you have very wide feet and it'll deform the upper too much.
post #5068 of 6888
Oddly appealing ")
post #5069 of 6888
My feet measure 11 1/2. I was swimming in the 11 1/2, tried an 11 and my heel still moved around alittle. Sized down to a 10 1/2 and there is around 3/8" in the tip...maybe alittle more. They were alittle tight in my left foot, which is alittle bigger than my right foot, but that stretched out, after 1 day of walking around. Perfect fit, and comfortable too. Awesome boots, I've got the beeswax suede bushacre II's. Almost bought another pair of regular dessert boots, in leather today because i like them so much. They didn't have the color i liked though (brown). They had some grey ones but i wasn't sure what they would go with color-wise. Might just order some black ones.
post #5070 of 6888
Heh, I must be the only one that likes Oakwood. Hardly ever see anyone mention that color.
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