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post #6031 of 6914
So how does sizing work with DBs?

I'm an 8.5 (U.S.) in any Vans and in Sperry's boat shoes, but I've read some mixed replies concerning whether to size down or not in Clarks DBs.


Also, which color do you recommend I get: the taupe distressed or beeswax? Which is more versatile?
post #6032 of 6914

For me I love the Beeswax.

 

I wear a 8.5 in Vans authentics with some room to spare, but wear a 7.5 in Desert Boots. I can size down to a 7.0, but I prefer not to since I can wear some thicker socks during winter.

post #6033 of 6914
A full size down?

If it helps, I'm an 8 in Converse.



Also, what's the "true" color of the taupe distressed?

http://www.shoes.com/ProductImages/Shoes_iAEC1043806.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/omgeezy/sho3.jpg

http://selvagejean.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/70e43_img1398aw.jpg

http://image.rakuten.co.jp/gettry/cabinet/clarks/img56180550.jpg



Should I just go with beeswax to be safe?


Like, here's Zappos' advertised color (taupe) on their site:

http://www.zappos.com/images/z/4/5/8/1/2/8/458128-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg


Is that just totally incorrect?
Edited by masshi - 6/13/12 at 11:15pm
post #6034 of 6914
Quote:
Originally Posted by masshi View Post

A full size down?
If it helps, I'm an 8 in Converse.
Also, what's the "true" color of the taupe distressed?
http://www.shoes.com/ProductImages/Shoes_iAEC1043806.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/omgeezy/sho3.jpg
http://selvagejean.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/70e43_img1398aw.jpg
http://image.rakuten.co.jp/gettry/cabinet/clarks/img56180550.jpg
Should I just go with beeswax to be safe?
Like, here's Zappos' advertised color (taupe) on their site:
http://www.zappos.com/images/z/4/5/8/1/2/8/458128-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg
Is that just totally incorrect?

I'm in the same size as I am in converse.
post #6035 of 6914

Hi, new to this thread and thinking about picking up a pair of Beeswax Clarks. I was wondering, why do others on here darken the leather? Is that just a thing of preference?

post #6036 of 6914

Following on, what is a product that will waterproof/protect the Beeswax and Grey Leather colours, but not darken them?

post #6037 of 6914
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Originally Posted by itsmarcnotmark View Post

Hi, new to this thread and thinking about picking up a pair of Beeswax Clarks. I was wondering, why do others on here darken the leather? Is that just a thing of preference?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Following on, what is a product that will waterproof/protect the Beeswax and Grey Leather colours, but not darken them?

search engine.
post #6038 of 6914
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Originally Posted by gastarbeider View Post


search engine.

 



I can only find waterproofers that darken. Help a brother out?

post #6039 of 6914

@aussie I used fiebings mink oil it darkened the leather at first, but returned to it's normal color after a day or two
you can find a bottle for around 7-8 dollars on ebay

post #6040 of 6914
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Originally Posted by hiharry626 View Post

@aussie I used fiebings mink oil it darkened the leather at first, but returned to it's normal color after a day or two
you can find a bottle for around 7-8 dollars on ebay


Thank you. I'm currently chasing after Clarks own protector/weather proof and conditioner products, to see if I can get the company (or anyone) to ship to Australia. If this doesn't work, I'll try that Mink Oil. Only think is, I've heard Mink Oil isn't the best for the stitching and shoe?

post #6041 of 6914

hey guys, is the saddle leather version closer to full grain/beeswax? or are they closer to the suede?

 

same question too with the nubucks

 

thanks


Edited by TooAwesome - 6/24/12 at 10:59pm
post #6042 of 6914

Are these beeswax Clarks? The laces are obviously after-market, but the stitching and design looks the same. However the sole looks much darker, don't know if it's been treated or just dirty. I haven't been impressed with most pictures of CDBs but I REALLY like the character and patina on these boots.

 

desertBoots_scottFontaine.jpg

post #6043 of 6914
Looks to be a worn pair of Beeswax. The soles darken really fast. Get a pair and wear it out.

@masshi
i recommend size 8.
post #6044 of 6914
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwkeung View Post

Looks to be a worn pair of Beeswax. The soles darken really fast. Get a pair and wear it out.
@masshi
i recommend size 8.

I had avoided CDB because I wasn't feeling the look of suede and I didn't like the contrast between the sole and the upper, but those are really great looking. Looks like I'll be picking up a pair in beeswax.

 

Edit:

Actually, upon further review I think those are bushacres. Which are cheaper. Hrm.


Edited by kimchijajonshim - 6/25/12 at 2:38pm
post #6045 of 6914
I could be wrong, but they look like regular Beeswax DBs to me.
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