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post #5791 of 6915
sweet, thanks. i'll email clark and try the leather route while i'm waiting. picked up some gray leathers yesterday, too. they're pretty much identical to the beeswax except they're the color of an elephant. i'm interested in how they'll wear in.
post #5792 of 6915
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

the beeswax definitely end up on the more casual side of things as they break in. they show wear pretty readily and don't really look like "office shoes" after a couple of weeks. i'm about to retire mine after 2 years or so. they are pretty hammered now.
and....screw clarks for not making replacement laces available.


I was thinking of taking them for a hike when I first get them to break them in

post #5793 of 6915

I live in Seattle. Should I buy the Bushacre instead of the Original Desert Boot due the high probability of being in the rain? My understanding is that the planatation crepe soles have litle traction in the rain.

 

Are there any difference between the synthetic and planatation crepe soles other than traction and look?

 

If I get the Bushacre, is there a difference between the Bushacre and Bushacre 2?

 

post #5794 of 6915
fwiw crepe soles suck on wet streets.
post #5795 of 6915

I've never had any problems with crepe soles in the rain.  Walking inside from the rain on smooth wet floors can be hazardous I suppose but I've never fallen - just be conscious of the fact that you're wearing crepe soles.

post #5796 of 6915
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Originally Posted by heidegger View Post

I live in Seattle. Should I buy the Bushacre instead of the Original Desert Boot due the high probability of being in the rain? My understanding is that the planatation crepe soles have litle traction in the rain.

 

Are there any difference between the synthetic and planatation crepe soles other than traction and look?

 

If I get the Bushacre, is there a difference between the Bushacre and Bushacre 2?

 

If you are looking into the beeswax, I would choose the original desert boots. Reason being is that the leather is noticeably thinner and the color isn't quite like the original's. I actually don't find the crepe soles to be slippery.
 

 

post #5797 of 6915
I'm going to add to the idea that crepe soles are nothing to worry about in the rain. Not in the snow either. Rain comes pretty often in Vancouver and I have not had any problems with my Clarks crepe sole. Even last week when it snowed for the entire week I had no problems.

However--at the end of last week it rained with snow still on the ground. That was as bad as it got. I was pretty much ice skating for the best of 400 meters. The bottom line (in my experience) is if it's just rain you have to worry about get them. Just be ready for the snow, whenever it comes.
post #5798 of 6915
Here are my beeswax after 2 years or so, never cleaned or treated.



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post #5799 of 6915
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Originally Posted by seven7seven View Post

Banana Republic has grey and sand on clearance for $49 w/ an additional 30% off
~$33 + tax each


More info on this please! You mean a Brick and Mortar store correct? I don't recall seeing them in store. 

post #5800 of 6915

Hi guys. I am about to buy a pair of Clarks Desert boots and i am confused about the size.  People in the forum say you should get a pair half a size smaller than your usual size for a good fit, but the Clarks website recommends getting a size higher:

 

"This style comes in a narrow fit so we advise ordering half a size larger than normal"

 

I am ordering online so I won't be able to fit it.  

 

Any advice?

post #5801 of 6915

I would at least go 1/2 size down.

 

If you wear shoes like converse (chucks) that have no padding then buy what you would in those. I use to wear a 6.5 in chucks but now they're made a little bigger so I had to go w/ a 6 and got DB in 7..could've gone down to 6.5 but don't think they make that size. I wear either 7.5 or 8 in Nike's and most other sneakers.

 

Hope that helps! 

 

 

post #5802 of 6915
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Originally Posted by seven7seven View Post

Banana Republic has grey and sand on clearance for $49 w/ an additional 30% off
~$33 + tax each


More info on this please! I don't know if the BR Brick and Mortar stores carry them around here. 

post #5803 of 6915

I wear a 10.5 in most sneakers, 9.5 in wallys and a 9 desert boot. I don't know about suede, but my beeswax boots were snug at first in width and stretched over my feet - perfect now.

post #5804 of 6915

anybody with more than one pair of DBs, do different colours/styles size differently?

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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

Here are my beeswax after 2 years or so, never cleaned or treated.
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looks better than new? :o

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