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size down at least 1/2 of your true size. preferably a full size.
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I bought a used pair of Clarks Desert Boots in UK size 10 just to find out if its a shoe for me, and it definitely is. But I want a wider, but not longer size, and since I live in Denmark and we use european sizes, I am confused. I am trying to figure out wether to buy a size 10,5 or 11. Do they both expand in both length and width for each half size, or do they, as I read somewhere but cant seem to confirm, only go wider on the half sizies and then only longer on the whole sizes? 

 

My guess is that ideally I need a 10 or 10,5 in length and a 11 in width (stretching from wear already taken into consideration - I have an annoyingly tall and wide foot), but that doesn't exist, so what would be the right thing to do? If 11 and 10,5 is the same width I'll buy 10,5, but otherwise I dont know. 


Edited by thlarsen - 2/22/13 at 3:26pm
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Originally Posted by mp906 View Post

Tried a pair of these on at the rack in my normal boot size.  Fit was fine but my heel was slipping out.  Seems like these need an extra eyelet for the laces or are they suppossed to be like that?

The're supposed to be a bit loose around the ankle, but your heel shouldn't slip. However, the slipping you experienced was probably just because the pair you tried on wasn't broken-in. Once the leather softens up after a few wears, they should become much more flexible and your heel won't slip. Also, from what I've noticed, the leather uppers are quite stiff on a brand new pair of DBs, to the point that when you think you've tied the laces tightly, they could probably still be tighter. So just make sure you have the laces tight enough, and your heel should stay in place. YMMV.
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Anyway to know if Clarks desert boots are an B fit or a D fit? Need a reply asap, someone is selling a pair in medium size but he doesn't know if they are B(M) or D(M).

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Do you guys spray your suede pairs with any water proofer or protectant, or just wear them as is?
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnetical View Post

Do you guys spray your suede pairs with any water proofer or protectant, or just wear them as is?

Spray otherwise when you try and wash them after you're screwed nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Midisurf View Post

Anyway to know if Clarks desert boots are an B fit or a D fit? Need a reply asap, someone is selling a pair in medium size but he doesn't know if they are B(M) or D(M).

 

Women's are B, Men's are D. But honestly there's not a big difference. I've tried on women's because my size in D wasn't available and I could have bought it. My feet are perhaps a bit narrower than average though so take it FWIW

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Anyone know where I can find the low top desrt boot in sand suede?

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Picked up some sand suede for ~$60 with the amazon 20% off deal since my beeswax are about to wear through the sole after a few years. Anyone have the pros and cons on spraying with some sort of suede protectant?

Feel like they have become too ubiquitous though. The suedes are still less common, but it seems like people are wearing beeswax colored knockoffs everywhere I look (even though it is the middle of winter and DBs kind of suck in the winter). The worst part is that most of the manufacturers add some extra detailing or change the shape to a narrower toe than the clarks. This may look more appealing on a shelf (where DBs look a little odd), but they really don't look as good as the real Clarks on the foot.
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Spray otherwise when you try and wash them after you're screwed nod[1].gif

how often do you treat your suede db's?  i have desert suedes and i've sprayed them twice this winter.  they definitely have a few discolorations from salt and dirt/grime but they still look mighty fine to me!

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I don't have suede clarks but I do have suede vanshing elephant DB's.. To be honest I"ve only treated them with a suede cleaner once, but I rarely wear them and when they get a bit of dirt I just take a brush to them.
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Thanks that helps me a lot.

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what would make you prefer the orig db over the bushacre 2s?

 

the only difference is the sole right? so i guess the question is really why crepe over rubber?

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Originally Posted by TooAwesome View Post

what would make you prefer the orig db over the bushacre 2s?

the only difference is the sole right? so i guess the question is really why crepe over rubber?

Crepe is pretty awesome. It wears out a little faster (and can get sticky/tacky) but it is comfy and looks cool.

There might be some leather differences but now I am not so sure. I used to think that my beeswax DBs looked way better than the bushacres I saw in a store, but my friend recently bought new beeswax DBs and they were the same darker brown as the bushacres so it might be that they just changed leathers across the board.
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I definitely prefer the original Desert Boots over the Bushacres, essentially for the reasons otc mentioned: crepe sole > rubber sole and DB leather > Bushacre leather.
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