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post #6196 of 6814
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Originally Posted by otc View Post


Hmm...cool idea.
I wonder how well this would actually work since the soles are so soft...I would imagine the shoe would just deform (become more cylindrical) as the water expands instead of stretching.
What you really need is a shoe stretcher (kind of like a split shoe tree that lets you put some extra force behind it)...or just wear them for a bit. I seem to recall my beeswax DBs being a bit tight across the top at first and loosening up quickly.

 

thanks for all the great info!

post #6197 of 6814

Hate the stock laces on the Beeswax. Anyone have any recommendations for nicer replacements?

post #6198 of 6814
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Originally Posted by Samir View Post

Hate the stock laces on the Beeswax. Anyone have any recommendations for nicer replacements?

http://www.emocs.com/detail_rhlaces18.php?itemID=21275

 

Leather laces. The length might be overkill, but you can just cut to your desired length.

post #6199 of 6814
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Originally Posted by grasp View Post

i would want to get beeswax desert mali but only 8.5us available at the moment. I've tried on desert boot in size 8.5us, the length is fine but the width seems kinda snug. Just would want to know whether do beeswax stretch? I'm pretty stuck here whether should i get it. btw, I'm size 9 for chuck taylor all star.

no need to put your clark's in the freezer.

wear some thin socks, and walk in them.

after a few days, they won't be snug anymore.

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post #6200 of 6814
This is a joke, right? Clarks in the freezer?

How about wearing no/thin socks to stretch them out? Or maybe just keep wearing them in general? Or sizing up?

Damn. Clarks DBs, that serious life.
post #6201 of 6814
whats the best tip for waterproofing desert boots?
my pair are in beeswax leather and I'm sick of getting prune toes every time it rains! hahahah
cheers smile.gif
post #6202 of 6814

The standard kiwi silicone stuff works pretty well. They'll still get damp if you really soak them, but they'll repel rain just fine.

post #6203 of 6814
NVM...smile.gif
Edited by bellyhungry - 10/16/12 at 10:56am
post #6204 of 6814
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Originally Posted by marfarn View Post

whats the best tip for waterproofing desert boots?
my pair are in beeswax leather and I'm sick of getting prune toes every time it rains! hahahah
cheers smile.gif

i used Cadillac shoe Shield - http://www.cadillacshoe.com/Water%20Repellents/Shield.html - on my suede desert boots.  got a few drops of water on them so far with no issues...hopefully this will do the trick.

 

how often do you guys reapply?

post #6205 of 6814

Just came across the Clarks Desert Boots and want a pair badly.

 

Thing is, I'm leaving for Europe next week and will be traveling around Germany for about six weeks until beginning of December. I don't expect to hit much snow, if at all, but it will be the cloudy/rainy season there.

 

Is it a bad idea to sport the Clark DBs in Europe during this time of year?  I'm looking for some kind of non-tennis shoe that is versatile enough to use for sightseeing, but also for nights out when I want to look good with a pair of designer jeans.

 

Welcome any recommendations.  Thanks guys.

post #6206 of 6814

double-post


Edited by Fontane - 10/16/12 at 4:13pm
post #6207 of 6814
I would happily wear my DBs across europe.

They felt funny for like the first day or two but have been super comfy for the rest of their lives up until now (I think the sole has worn so thin that there isn't much shock absorbtion anymore).
post #6208 of 6814
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Originally Posted by marfarn View Post

whats the best tip for waterproofing desert boots?
my pair are in beeswax leather and I'm sick of getting prune toes every time it rains! hahahah
cheers smile.gif

Get the Sno-Seal. Great stuff and I use it on all my leather products.
post #6209 of 6814
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Originally Posted by Fontane View Post


Is it a bad idea to sport the Clark DBs in Europe during this time of year? 

no.
post #6210 of 6814

I know they arent DB but how would you recommend sizing on Clarks Wallabees boots?

 

i sized down .5 on my Clarks Jinks ..

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