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post #6091 of 6890
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Originally Posted by vboy33 View Post

u mean replace their sole ? or replace for your old 1 ?
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

What do you mean replace? Buy new ones? Look above.

Oh I mean for the sole. Sorry for the mis-typing.
post #6092 of 6890
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Originally Posted by DJosey View Post

Do you guys wear these in the summer? Do your feet get hot at all?

Spring/summer.

I tried once in winter and almost feel on my butt lol.. Never again. No I don't get hot
post #6093 of 6890
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Originally Posted by DJosey View Post

Do you guys wear these in the summer? Do your feet get hot at all?
They make pretty terrible winter boots...hence the "Desert" in the name...
post #6094 of 6890
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Originally Posted by backtaro View Post


Oh I mean for the sole. Sorry for the mis-typing.

yeh i see, umm ... u should got a new one and detach the sole, then attach it to your old 1

u're wekcome

j/k 

post #6095 of 6890
Has anyone's crepe soles gotten sticky? Mine has gotten sticky everywhere except the primary wear spots (heel and ball of foot)...so the edges of the soles and the parts that don't hit the ground on every step are all somewhat tacky.

Is there anything I can do make them stop getting stickier?
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Originally Posted by DJosey View Post

Do you guys wear these in the summer? Do your feet get hot at all?

They are straight up summer shoes...styled around some boots that soldiers operating in the desert were buying in local markets.

I put them on in the winter and am fine...but I am good at not slipping on ice (the crepe soles are very slippery).
post #6096 of 6890
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Has anyone's crepe soles gotten sticky? Mine has gotten sticky everywhere except the primary wear spots (heel and ball of foot)...so the edges of the soles and the parts that don't hit the ground on every step are all somewhat tacky.
Is there anything I can do make them stop getting stickier?
They are straight up summer shoes...styled around some boots that soldiers operating in the desert were buying in local markets.
I put them on in the winter and am fine...but I am good at not slipping on ice (the crepe soles are very slippery).
Be careful about where you step. This may be hard depending on your lifestyle.

My first pair of clarks ever weren't anything special, so I stepped anywhere with them.

I'm more careful with my current pairs, so they aren't anywhere as sticky.
post #6097 of 6890
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Originally Posted by vboy33 View Post

yeh i see, umm ... u should got a new one and detach the sole, then attach it to your old 1
u're wekcome
j/k 

Yeah, I'm looking for somewhere that take care of those steps biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #6098 of 6890
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Originally Posted by TyCooN View Post

Be careful about where you step. This may be hard depending on your lifestyle.
My first pair of clarks ever weren't anything special, so I stepped anywhere with them.
I'm more careful with my current pairs, so they aren't anywhere as sticky.

...its not something I have stepped in. It is actually more sticky on the edges of the sole and in the bit right infront of the heel where it rarely touches ground. The parts that step on things are less sticky.

I think it is the rubber getting old and getting tacky. I've had this happen to other rubber things before...these DBs are about 3 years old.

I just want to know if there is anything I can do to counteract it...rub them down with some solvent or something.
post #6099 of 6890

Have I ruined my new CDBs? So I just received my beeswax CDBs in the mail today, pulled them on once to check the fit, then took out the laces and gave them a spray of leather protector/waterproofer. After about a minute of drying these light spots turned up in the heel area of both shoes:

 

1000

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I've used this particular protectant on brown/grey suede and black leather with no problems. I tried rubbing lightly with a cloth and it seemed unaffected. It seems strange that the discoloration is restricted to the heels. What is this and can I fix it? Thanks!

 

I posted this to reddit and received a reply:

 

 

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What's the ingredients in that. Is that specifically formulated for shoes?

(really looks like a synthetic cover up, use saddle soap, and look up beeswax

background pics makes it seem like u OD on chemicals

 

To which I replied:

 

 

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Hahah it's just the laundry room. No meth lab here ... Yeah it's for shoes; it's from a shoe store called Zu here in Aus. The ingredients are not listed besides the propellant (which is apparently the generic "hydrocarbon"). I did just do some research and there are warnings against using spray/silicone-based waterproofers on beeswax leather, I had no idea :(. Still though, there shouldn't be any ingredients in there that cause a "bleaching"/permanent discoloring of the leather itself, right? If it's a surface stain then maybe I'll see if a magic eraser works. My cursory googling indicates they're safe to use on leather, hopefully I won't fuck these up further..
post #6100 of 6890
For EU folks... Clarks has sale (Clarks.eu), also some DB's at insane low prices and free shipping. Enter BENEWS for an additional 10 euro discount (this is for firsttime buyers, but might work... Worked for me).
post #6101 of 6890
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Originally Posted by DJosey View Post

Do you guys wear these in the summer? Do your feet get hot at all?
I know a lot of people answered that they don't wear these in the winter, but I do. Living in Atlanta, ice is almost never an issue and I find that with a good pair of camp socks these are quite warm. Up north is probably another story.

There are some days during the Georgia summer when I feel like it's just too hot to wear these. Above 95 degrees and you are pushing it unless you wear them with shorts.
post #6102 of 6890
I have a lightly worn grey suede and a sand suede that are size 10.5 that are too small for me that I am trying to sell for $40 each. Hit me up if interested.
post #6103 of 6890
Do you guys treat these right out of the box or wait till they start showing wear?

Have a can of obenaufs ready to go.
post #6104 of 6890
don't use any kind of leather spray ever.
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In the middle of an email correspondance to Clarks in order to get some free replacement laces. Anyone have the 5-digit model number for the Beeswax Originals db? They're requesting it, saying that it should be marked in the shoe but mine are pretty damn well broken in and I think it's worn off... 

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