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post #5086 of 6888
Also, forgot to mention, but these fit really weird on me. The side of my foot is hitting the side of the shoe, so I couldn't size down (I have really wide feet) but I have like 1-2" of shoe past my toes. Also, my heel does come up a bit when I wear them. Is this normal, and what everyone is talking about when they say they have a unique fit?
post #5087 of 6888
sry bout the shitty pic. roomie has a dslr but he's sleeping. the pair on the right belongs to my roommate. his leather is soo much nicer than mine.. it doesn't crease at all. feels like butter. my pair maybe 2-3 months in (10 months ago). i'd just oiled with something else i think. the true color is somewhere in between the two pics, closer to the first one. another initial pic
post #5088 of 6888
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
Also, forgot to mention, but these fit really weird on me. The side of my foot is hitting the side of the shoe, so I couldn't size down (I have really wide feet) but I have like 1-2" of shoe past my toes. Also, my heel does come up a bit when I wear them. Is this normal, and what everyone is talking about when they say they have a unique fit?

They won't really work for wide feet.
post #5089 of 6888
I have a pair of DB's in Beeswax... they're REALLY beaten up. Normally I embrace the stains, but these are SO bad they look like construction boots. Since purchase 3 years ago, they have trekked across most major cities in France, and 3 cities in India .. so needless to say they're worn.

I'd like to clean them up "a bit" but have a few dilemmas:

1. I usually put clear shoe polish on them (some brand I bought at Walmart... forgot which one. It's the liquid polish stuff with a sponge on the end.. remove cover, push down on sponge end, wipe). But last time I cleaned them up, I wiped off all the winter salt stains with a wet rag and polished. They dried all splotchy, probably because the salt is still in the leather and reacting with the polish. How can I really clean up the leather without going out and buying leather cleaner? Can I put a drop of vinegar or dishsoap on a wet rag and buff?

2. The sole edges are going pretty much black. I'd like them to look new again so I can start on my next 3-year phase of beating them up again How do I clean up the edges? Sandpaper? Was thinking of taking some 60 grit to the edges to see if that will clean them up without screwing them up.

I would post pics but they are too horrific at this point. Small children point at my shoes and burst into tears. They're really bad.
post #5090 of 6888
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Originally Posted by bha View Post
I have a pair of DB's in Beeswax... they're REALLY beaten up. Normally I embrace the stains, but these are SO bad they look like construction boots. Since purchase 3 years ago, they have trekked across most major cities in France, and 3 cities in India .. so needless to say they're worn.

I'd like to clean them up "a bit" but have a few dilemmas:

1. I usually put clear shoe polish on them (some brand I bought at Walmart... forgot which one. It's the liquid polish stuff with a sponge on the end.. remove cover, push down on sponge end, wipe). But last time I cleaned them up, I wiped off all the winter salt stains with a wet rag and polished. They dried all splotchy, probably because the salt is still in the leather and reacting with the polish. How can I really clean up the leather without going out and buying leather cleaner? Can I put a drop of vinegar or dishsoap on a wet rag and buff?

2. The sole edges are going pretty much black. I'd like them to look new again so I can start on my next 3-year phase of beating them up again How do I clean up the edges? Sandpaper? Was thinking of taking some 60 grit to the edges to see if that will clean them up without screwing them up.

I would post pics but they are too horrific at this point. Small children point at my shoes and burst into tears. They're really bad.

Honestly, if you're at the point where you're using vinegar and sandpaper, just keep them as beaters or whatever and buy a new pair.
post #5091 of 6888
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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
Honestly, if you're at the point where you're using vinegar and sandpaper, just keep them as beaters or whatever and buy a new pair.

I second that. You're putting way too much work/thought into these DBs yo.
post #5092 of 6888
High quality leather upper, leather sole, the usual except in the classic Clarks shape.

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Originally Posted by phxlawstudent View Post
What exactly would differentiate the higher end Clarks from other manufacturer's versions? For example, the AE Malvern, Alden, Loake, Cheaney, C&J, etc. versions? I'm just curious, not saying they shouldn't, but curious what the difference would be and why it would be worth the money. I suppose those other makers don't use crepe soles, but the crepe soles are not exactly practical in the desert or for any heavy duty walking for that matter. Plus they wear out fairly quick.
post #5093 of 6888
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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
Honestly, if you're at the point where you're using vinegar and sandpaper, just keep them as beaters or whatever and buy a new pair.

Yeah, they're only $75-$100. Your time is more valuable than that. Not to mention whatever materials you need.

OR, you could just pay some shoe repair shop to do it. But seriously, how the hell do you have any sole left?
post #5094 of 6888
I'm not sure how I have any sole left... these things are really hard wearing!

I would have gone through at least 3 pairs of non-DB shoes in the same period of time... these things wear out like they're made of steel!

I walked approximately 10km across Paris and through the Louvre in one day. And my DB's still looked good and my feet didn't hurt at the end of the day!

Yeah, I'll buy a new pair and keep these as beaters. At least now I can point out to my wife that I have supporters asking me to buy a new pair That's like having permission to buy a new pair of DB's... yay!

(I'm still gonna get the "you need ANOTHER pair of DB's?" comment, but having permission from you guys makes it so much better)
post #5095 of 6888
Whaaaat... Zappos bumped up the price on DBs to $110. Where to kop oakwoods for cheap?
post #5096 of 6888
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post
Whaaaat... Zappos bumped up the price on DBs to $110. Where to kop oakwoods for cheap?

what the hell? $110 for this shit?
post #5097 of 6888
FOR SALE Got some DB Dark Brown Suede 8.5D (Not Crepe Sole) for $55 shipped. ONLY WORN TWICE. Cheers
post #5098 of 6888
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Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES View Post
Got some DB Dark Brown Suede (Not Crepe Sole) for $55 shipped.


Cheers

Where from? Wait, you're talking bout bushacres right.
post #5099 of 6888
Clarks DB beeswax' code is 78358, i'm wondering if there are more beeswax db or just this model.
post #5100 of 6888
for the street wear and clean shoes.
should i buy beewax or taupe suede one ???
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