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post #6526 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Huh? I've had a pair of DBs that have gone unworn for 2-3 month periods and nothing changed about their shape... WTF happened to the heals on yours, though? puzzled.gif

Should have made that more clear, I used a saw to cut of the heels of my Desert Boots because I got bored with them. Yay for making weird decisions..

post #6527 of 6880
Hey all,

I've had my CDB for about three years, worn almost every day and the sole finally broke through. I took 'em to my cobbler and he said he doesn't want to resole them as it won't last. Apparently the uppers fall apart after they're cut and he cannot vulcanize them like they do in factory.. Have you guys had experience with this? Should I just send them back to Clark's and have them resole them or invest in something else?

Thanks!
post #6528 of 6880
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Originally Posted by JelloFaust View Post

Hey all,

I've had my CDB for about three years, worn almost every day and the sole finally broke through. I took 'em to my cobbler and he said he doesn't want to resole them as it won't last. Apparently the uppers fall apart after they're cut and he cannot vulcanize them like they do in factory.. Have you guys had experience with this? Should I just send them back to Clark's and have them resole them or invest in something else?

Thanks!

You wore them almost every day for three years? I'd say you got your money's worth out of them. Can't really expect much more out of a $100 pair of shoes. Just retire them and get another pair. Not really worth it to resole them. If you want to upgrade, Allen Edmonds and Alden both make some nice Chukkas.
post #6529 of 6880
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Originally Posted by JelloFaust View Post

Hey all,

I've had my CDB for about three years, worn almost every day and the sole finally broke through. I took 'em to my cobbler and he said he doesn't want to resole them as it won't last. Apparently the uppers fall apart after they're cut and he cannot vulcanize them like they do in factory.. Have you guys had experience with this? Should I just send them back to Clark's and have them resole them or invest in something else?

Thanks!

 

lol dude you can get a new pair for $60-$70.

 

Got any pics of those beaten up desert boots?

post #6530 of 6880
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Originally Posted by JelloFaust View Post

Hey all,


I've had my CDB for about three years, worn almost every day and the sole finally broke through. I took 'em to my cobbler and he said he doesn't want to resole them as it won't last. Apparently the uppers fall apart after they're cut and he cannot vulcanize them like they do in factory.. Have you guys had experience with this? Should I just send them back to Clark's and have them resole them or invest in something else?


Thanks!

lol dude you can get a new pair for $60-$70.

Got any pics of those beaten up desert boots?


Where can you get them for $60-70?

I remember that I got mine in beeswax for ~$77 on Amazon a year or so ago, but I didn't size down enough and it makes me feel like not wearing them.


Been checking Amazon regularly for similar prices in smaller sizes, but no luck.
post #6531 of 6880

They're $73 on Amazon right now. Google around and you can get a 20% off subscription discount. 

post #6532 of 6880
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Saw these posted at an earlier time in this thread. Would anyone happen to know what these are called? The main feature that stands out to me is the fact that it has 3 eyelets so I'm assuming they're not desert boots. Correct me if I'm wrong, thanks in advance


As I understand it, those are the Clarks Busachre 1. They don't make them anymore, since they're on to the Bushacre 2 now.

post #6533 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


You wore them almost every day for three years? I'd say you got your money's worth out of them. Can't really expect much more out of a $100 pair of shoes. Just retire them and get another pair. Not really worth it to resole them. If you want to upgrade, Allen Edmonds and Alden both make some nice Chukkas.

 

I'd actually consider Alden or Allen Edmonds chukka boots to be a downgrade, since they're not nearly as comfortable, don't wear-in as nicely. and cost like 5 times as much.

But they are better for more formal occasions.

post #6534 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Flyinglion View Post

I'd actually consider Alden or Allen Edmonds chukka boots to be a downgrade, since they're not nearly as comfortable, don't wear-in as nicely. and cost like 5 times as much.
But they are better for more formal occasions.

I can't really comment since I've never owned Alden or AE chukkas. To be fair though, the AE Amoks can easily be had for $150 on Amazon (187.50 and you can get a one time 20% discount code for signing up for the shoes newsletter) and seconds can often be found for about $100 when the outlets have sales. I've been tempted to purchase a pair myself.
post #6535 of 6880
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Originally Posted by Flyinglion View Post


As I understand it, those are the Clarks Busachre 1. They don't make them anymore, since they're on to the Bushacre 2 now.

 

I have these. Pretty sure I snagged them at the DSW shoe warehouse a long time ago and they were outlet versions of the Bushacre.

post #6536 of 6880

Before and After applying beeswax to my desert boots. After 1 year of wear. 5 times a week. I didn't wipe the excess beeswax off at the time of the photo, didn't end up quite as shiny after I did.

 

post #6537 of 6880
I love the Clark's desert boots. I had the brown vintage leather ones for like 8 or 9 months (and applied mistermint beeswax/dubbin) on them. Just got the beeswax model. My favorite boots. Shame they are slippery on wet surfaces. Here is a picture of them.
post #6538 of 6880
Thanks for the suggestions guys! One the Clarks website I think they are going for $120. I often see pairs for around $60, but I think they're a cheaper line or something as the leather looks pretty bad. They don't wear in well at all, either. I think the difference is between the "Desert Boots" and "Original Desert Boots." Could be mistaken on that, though. I'll look around and see what I can find elsewhere.
post #6539 of 6880

do you guys think i can get the free replacement laces even though im in canada?

post #6540 of 6880

Okay so I was on amazon and there are two styles called beeswax. There's "Beeswax" and "Beeswax Leather." The first has a much lighter shade than the second, whats the real difference? I was looking for the style that wears better with age. Any help?
http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Originals-Mens-Desert-Beeswax/dp/B000WU6TN0/ref=sr_1_1?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1371396190&sr=1-1

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