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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:52am
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Got mine off ShoeBuy about a year ago. I don't remember what the shipping was, but I recall after using a coupon code I saved about $40+ versus the Canadian retail store I had found them at.

Get it from Amazon, I got mine for less than $100 CAD includes shipping and duty
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Just got my first pair of Clark's DBs. Got the brown suede bushacre 2 model for $60 from Marshalls.

 

One thing I haven't really seen discussed is, does anyone have an opinion on the best way to lace/tie these? I'm not really digging having so much lace hanging off the sides. I suppose shorter laces would be another option.

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For awhile I just had my laces knotted at the end so they stayed in the eyelets and cut off the excess. I miscalculated so they were a bit loose on me.
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I dont think that would work for me as i have to loosen them to get them on/off.

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Mine were all soft from wear so I could just stuff my shit in there. I personally do not like the laces showing, sometimes I tuck the loops into the sides. I am still using regular Clark's laces though. Tried out some leather ones and they were too bulky and never stayed tied.

 

Forgot to ask this. What is the difference between just a Clark's Original Desert Boot and the Bushacre 2 if there is one? I am just curious.


Edited by Blacula - 9/28/11 at 11:26pm
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yo anyone interested in 2 pairs of clarks in 11, sand suede and grey suede, 2-3 wears each? pm me
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Mine were all soft from wear so I could just stuff my shit in there. I personally do not like the laces showing, sometimes I tuck the loops into the sides. I am still using regular Clark's laces though. Tried out some leather ones and they were too bulky and never stayed tied.

 

Forgot to ask this. What is the difference between just a Clark's Original Desert Boot and the Bushacre 2 if there is one? I am just curious.


The only major difference I can find is that the originals use a Crepe sole and the Bushacres are a different type of rubber. Since the Bushacres are cheaper and (some argue) have the better sole, it seems like a good way to go.

 

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Sears, they're on sale for $90.99 right now.

Just bought those, but they aren't the "originals" line. It's a cheaper line made in Viet Nam and doesn't have the crepe sole but some other synthetic. I like the look better as it's not brightly contracting. Saw the same shoe last night in a mall for 97.99. From Sears they are only available online and they ding you with a 3 dollar handling charge.

On sizing be careful. They are big. I take a 13 normally, and the 12 fits.
Edited by Costanza - 9/29/11 at 8:04am
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^ I think even the originals are made in Vietnam?
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Maybe so, I dunno. I saw both in beeswax a few minutes apart last night, and the only difference I saw was the sole. The workmanship and upper seem comparable and these are cheaper by a third.

I have never been a fan of crepe for urban wear...it seems to wear unevenly so that you can end up walking on oddly curved soles after a while, even though it gives decent cusioning that lasts. These have less cusioning for sure... insoles could help with that.

I found Clapham's Leather Beeswax Dressing this morning around the corner from me to keep them from taking on too much water and then drying out and aging prematurely. (My preference.)
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get@ me bros (PEEPSIG)
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Are these a good alternative if I want more traction?

 

http://www.zappos.com/sperry-top-sider-boat-oxford-desert-boot-dark-brown

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DSW has beeswax/sand suede for approximately $60. Even less if you can find one of their frequent % off coupons.
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Still nobody with the Malis? Looking for a pair of beater black boots.
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