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post #6436 of 6888

looks normal to me. 

post #6437 of 6888
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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post

I just bought some new beeswax CDBs from Amazon... are these marks on them normal?

http://i.imgur.com/eLn464q.jpg scratchy lines on the right side of both boots


http://i.imgur.com/14IMrOX.jpg more marks on the left side of this one


http://i.imgur.com/a24QHPB.jpg scuffed appearance on the front of the boots


Also, those huge crease marks were not there when I opened the box, but after walking in them for 20 seconds those appeared.


If this is normal for CDBs please let me know, I've just never bought shoes that arrived with marks on them and developed more marks like that within seconds of wearing them. I don't know what to think- I've seen pics of lightly used CDBs that look beat up, and pics of ones that are 2 years old that look shiny and fresh due to mink oil or other treatments.

Thats how beeswax ones are supposed to look. Nothing wrong there
post #6438 of 6888

Hmm... thanks.  I know they're supposed to get a worn look before long so most of it didn't really concern me. That one long straight scratch (or whatever it is) kinda bothers me though, even the pics of well-used CDBs in this thread don't have obvious marks like that one.

 

Would you recommend that I use any kind of treatment (mink oil, or something else) on them? Do you think it would darken/remove that long scratch line if I did? I'm new to these kinds of shoes obviously.

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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post

Hmm... thanks.  I know they're supposed to get a worn look before long so most of it didn't really concern me. That one long straight scratch (or whatever it is) kinda bothers me though, even the pics of well-used CDBs in this thread don't have obvious marks like that one.

 

Would you recommend that I use any kind of treatment (mink oil, or something else) on them? Do you think it would darken/remove that long scratch line if I did? I'm new to these kinds of shoes obviously.

 

i used obenauf's lp and it turned them very dark for a while, so that would most likely work.

post #6440 of 6888
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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post

Hmm... thanks.  I know they're supposed to get a worn look before long so most of it didn't really concern me. That one long straight scratch (or whatever it is) kinda bothers me though, even the pics of well-used CDBs in this thread don't have obvious marks like that one.

Would you recommend that I use any kind of treatment (mink oil, or something else) on them? Do you think it would darken/remove that long scratch line if I did? I'm new to these kinds of shoes obviously.

Rub it with your finger.
post #6441 of 6888
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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post

Hmm... thanks.  I know they're supposed to get a worn look before long so most of it didn't really concern me. That one long straight scratch (or whatever it is) kinda bothers me though, even the pics of well-used CDBs in this thread don't have obvious marks like that one.

 

Would you recommend that I use any kind of treatment (mink oil, or something else) on them? Do you think it would darken/remove that long scratch line if I did? I'm new to these kinds of shoes obviously.

 

The scratch on the side is probably from the laces scratching it while it was shipping or something. You can either just rub it out with your finger, or put some oil on it to fix it if that doesn't work.

I was recommended Red Wing Boot Oil, which darkened my Beeswax boots to a nice dark chocolate color and removed any scuffs or scratches on them. But they will return, because that seems to be the nature of Clarks DBs. Which, in my opinion, adds to the boots' character.

 

It looks like color on yours is a lot darker than my Beeswax DBs were. What color did you order?

post #6442 of 6888

Hey everyone what do you guys think is  the better color way Sand or Chestnut suede in terms of looks, maintenence, versavtility and your personal opinion.

post #6443 of 6888

Mistakenly wore my sand suedes to a punk show last night, standing right up front surely didn't help, d'oh! They're fucked now so I'm gonna have to get another pair since they're probably my most worn footwear.

post #6444 of 6888

Hmm looks like chestnut may be the more versatile color and prob requires less maintence too, although I find sand is more fitting for the summer.

post #6445 of 6888

Those are straight up worn. Mine came kinda beat up but that's expected, those look bad for brand new

post #6446 of 6888

How many of you guys actually bother treating your Suede Desert Boots .I have just got some of the Clark cola suede and the brown suede.Not sure whether to just let them age and get beat up without worrying about getting the suede sprayed with some suede protector.
 

post #6447 of 6888

Waterproof them unless you want to run the risk of getting blotched up suede boots...

post #6448 of 6888

you'll probably want to spray them.  i have the desert suede db's and i sprayed them twice over this past winter.  water spots are the biggest thing to worry about.  mine have been worn probably 5x/week on average and they look good...definitely have a worn look to them but still look great imo.

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Originally Posted by chuzzwuzzer View Post

How many of you guys actually bother treating your Suede Desert Boots .I have just got some of the Clark cola suede and the brown suede.Not sure whether to just let them age and get beat up without worrying about getting the suede sprayed with some suede protector.
 

It turned my tan suede DBs much darker and kind of ruined the color for me. I didn't treat my other suede pair and just try not to wear them it's raining or snowing, but it's not a big deal if they get wet because they're casual enough shoes.

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Originally Posted by Artem View Post

It turned my tan suede DBs much darker and kind of ruined the color for me. I didn't treat my other suede pair and just try not to wear them it's raining or snowing, but it's not a big deal if they get wet because they're casual enough shoes.

 

Which spray did you use? Some are made to not darken the fabric after drying. You're supposed to put on a tiny bit and see if the color changes.

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