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post #6541 of 6899
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Originally Posted by Jackson Goode View Post

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

 Although they might look different in the pictures listed, they're actually the same. Amazon has a weird way of listing things. For example, notice how they list Size B, D, and M for the Desert Boots even though they're all Size M. 

post #6542 of 6899
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Originally Posted by tarudude View Post

 Although they might look different in the pictures listed, they're actually the same. Amazon has a weird way of listing things. For example, notice how they list Size B, D, and M for the Desert Boots even though they're all Size M. 

Oh okay huh, that is quite strange. Thank you for the help!

post #6543 of 6899

No experience with the beeswax or beeswax leather, but my taupe pair has held up pretty well for the last two or three years.  I actually like them more now that they have a little wear and tear on them.

post #6544 of 6899
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post

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.

 

 

Oh wow.  My boots like exactly like your before, and I want them to look exactly like your after.  Can you tell me what kind of beeswax you used?

post #6545 of 6899
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Originally Posted by jarlean View Post

 

Oh wow.  My boots like exactly like your before, and I want them to look exactly like your after.  Can you tell me what kind of beeswax you used?

Can't comment on what he has used, but mine look just like that after I apply a fresh coat of mink oil.

post #6546 of 6899
So does Clarks not make their beeswax in a lighter brown color anymore?

http://i.imgur.com/L7zd2Vc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/60wdrMR.jpg


On the right are a pair of beeswax I ordered in August of last year, and on the left are a pair that I just received (ordered another pair because the old pair is slightly too big). They were both shipped and sold from Amazon.

Here are their boxes, too, which have the same style code and "beeswax" label (left = received today, right = pair from a year ago):

http://i.imgur.com/pDZ34j7.jpg


Here's the image that Amazon is still using to advertise them:

http://i.imgur.com/wIPOTzP.png



I ordered a pair from Zappos, too, and they're the same darker brown. They advertise them closer to what they are, though:

http://i.imgur.com/Agt6yci.jpg



So is it just impossible to get another pair in the same shade of brown like my older ones? frown.gif

Unless I got lucky and found some in a store or something.
post #6547 of 6899

If you had a "before wear" picture of your older ones, I'm pretty sure they'd look exactly like your new ones.  My Desert Boots looked like your brand new ones to begin with, and they lighten to the ones on the right.  Hence my exchange up above - I want to get them back to that darker color :)

 

edit: Could very well be wrong, but that's what it seems like to me.

post #6548 of 6899

anyone have the Rust Suede?  if so how does it look in real life?  two different stock photos of the same color below.  i already have the beeswax and taupesuede but see these are about $50 at STP so thinking about adding another.  i have a feeling it might be too orangish

 

post #6549 of 6899

does clarks send out replacement laces?  one of my laces snapped this morning when putting on my sand suede desert boots.  

 

anybody know where to grab replacement laces that are short like the original laces from clarks?

post #6550 of 6899

I bet they would if you asked.

 

Any laces between 22"-25" will work. I know J Crew sells DB laces, or you can get leather ones and cut to size.

post #6551 of 6899

I emailed clarks customer service (I think through a form on their website) and received free replacement laces in a week or so.  Include the product number when you ask for laces.  They should be able to help you out.

post #6552 of 6899
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Originally Posted by mojserkis View Post

I emailed clarks customer service (I think through a form on their website) and received free replacement laces in a week or so.  Include the product number when you ask for laces.  They should be able to help you out.

yes i sent in a request today.  got an email response saying i should have something within 2 weeks.

post #6553 of 6899

I'm still waiting on Clark's replacement laces from June 17th confused.gif

post #6554 of 6899

I have been looking at a casual shoe to purchase and have come to the conclusion that Clarks Desert Boots are the most versatile choice. Just not sure what colour to get and it basically came down to these two

Sand Suede or Beeswax Leather?

 

 

I can get Sand Suede in Australia now for $75 but I will have to wait until the end of the year to get the Beeswax for a reasonable price. 

Regardless, if I only had one desert boot which one should I start with? (or should I get both, i.e. get the Sand now and the Beeswax later?)

post #6555 of 6899
Not talking from experience, I hear Beeswax is more durable and is the most versatile in a sense than Sand Suede. Not sure how they would go in winter weather, especially if you decide to wear it in the rain, it may get those wet spots. People will definitely recommend Beeswax over Suede most of the time, I was in the same position, but I needed shoes at the time and decided just to buy brown suede for its price as it may be harder to get in the future for that price. It's common for people to have two pairs of CDBs (I think), both Suede and Beeswax, however I know about others that bought suede at the time and bought beeswax later when it was on sale and ended up regretting buying the suede as they wore the beeswax a lot more, just because it worked with most of what they wore. If you can see yourself wearing those sand suede with a lot of your clothes and (hopefully) not wearing them in outside Melbourne weather too much, it may be better to buy those first, and you can message me when you find the beeswax CDBs on sale :) Who knows, maybe you'll thank yourself in Spring/Summer for buying the Sand Suede.
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