Oh okay huh, that is quite strange. Thank you for the help!
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Clarks Desert Boots - Page 437post #6542 of 69886/16/13 at 3:09pmpost #6543 of 69886/16/13 at 3:52pmQuote:
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 #6544 of 69886/24/13 at 5:34ampost #6545 of 69886/27/13 at 7:50pmSo does Clarks not make their beeswax in a lighter brown color anymore?
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):
Here's the image that Amazon is still using to advertise them:
I ordered a pair from Zappos, too, and they're the same darker brown. They advertise them closer to what they are, though:
So is it just impossible to get another pair in the same shade of brown like my older ones?
Unless I got lucky and found some in a store or something.post #6546 of 69886/28/13 at 5:44am
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 #6547 of 69886/29/13 at 3:15pmpost #6548 of 69887/1/13 at 5:44ampost #6549 of 69887/1/13 at 6:14ampost #6550 of 69887/1/13 at 11:37ampost #6551 of 69887/1/13 at 11:58amQuote:
yes i sent in a request today. got an email response saying i should have something within 2 weeks.post #6552 of 69887/1/13 at 4:21pmpost #6553 of 69887/7/13 at 2:41am
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 #6554 of 69887/7/13 at 5:58amNot 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.post #6555 of 69887/7/13 at 7:34am
I've had a pair of sued desert boots for a while and just got the beeswax CDB last week. I can already tell the beeswax will be used 80% more than the suede shoes. I like the way the smooth leather will age and show different tones in it. The smooth leather is also way more durable and you can treat/condition it with beeswax or mink oil. No more concerns about rain or stepping in things; the most you will need for cleaning is a damp cloth or a brush.
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