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post #6571 of 6828

Can anyone comment on the sizing of the Desert Mali Boots? Only info I could find said to size down 1, so I'm hoping I can go with the same size I wear in Chucks.

post #6572 of 6828

Just found out that the heel on my vintage brown leather desert boots began to tear, and is now showing a hole that is uncomfortable when walking.

 

What bugs me is that the boots arent even 1 year old. And i havent worn them everyday or abused them.

 

Here is a picture. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

I sent an email to clarks but they didnt even bothered to respond... poor quality, made in vietnam boots, thats all i can say. I hope the beeswax pair i bought doesnt suffer from this.

 

Anyone has the same problem?

post #6573 of 6828
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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?

 

I literally used the cheapest 100 percent beeswax off ebay..  It was like 3 bucks. Mink oil will wear down the threading over time.  Stick to beeswax. 

post #6574 of 6828
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Originally Posted by Tiago Charneca View Post

Just found out that the heel on my vintage brown leather desert boots began to tear, and is now showing a hole that is uncomfortable when walking.

What bugs me is that the boots arent even 1 year old. And i havent worn them everyday or abused them.

Here is a picture. 



AppleMark



I sent an email to clarks but they didnt even bothered to respond... poor quality, made in vietnam boots, thats all i can say. I hope the beeswax pair i bought doesnt suffer from this.

Anyone has the same problem?

That's just the lining - mine also wore through within 6 months, probably because mine are slightly too big. It's ok, the actual leather upper is incredibly tough and isn't a problem.I honestly couldn't tell the difference unless I looked; it felt just as comfortable for me. Also, for $70, it's still a damn good shoe.
post #6575 of 6828

So what is the consensus of the desert boot vs the bushacre? They seem the same to me except the sole. 

post #6576 of 6828
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Originally Posted by xbeatles4x View Post

So what is the consensus of the desert boot vs the bushacre? They seem the same to me except the sole. 
crepe soles feel better
post #6577 of 6828
Just bought a new pair if DBs in Beeswax and they're kind of tight at the front pushing my little toes inwards. I've had to wrap them in plasters which has helped. I remember having this problem with a pair of Redwing Chukkas and they never did stretch.

I was wondering if these stretch over time? The fit probably doesn't suit my feet but they're just too good looking on. I'd like to push trough the pain if possible.
post #6578 of 6828
Sure they'll stretch a bit, but if it's that tight it hurts, I'd look for another pair of wider chukkas. You could maybe try and let a professional stretch them, but the risk of them losing their shape is one I wouldn't take. There's a broad variety of different chukkas and dbs since the clarks became so iconic over the last years, so you'll probably find something similar with more comfort for your wide forefoot.
post #6579 of 6828

I was thinking about getting the beeswax desert boots, but I'm worried what'll happen come winter with all the snow. Should I get the vinyl ones? (They are on sale for $84 as well). Or should I just get the beeswax and save them for summer and spring?

post #6580 of 6828

With their crepe soles, these shoes don't offer much traction in precipitation (rain or snow), but that shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that they are called desert boots.  I wouldn't worry about how well they'll hold up.  Although all the whining in this thread might have you believe otherwise, the Clark's desert boots are remarkably durable.

post #6581 of 6828

Thanks for the reply. Guess I'm going for these

http://shop.getoutsideshoes.com/wallabee-chic-16143.html
 

post #6582 of 6828
Hey, does anyone know where to get some DBs in size 6 for cheap online? I got small feet...
post #6583 of 6828
You're probably better off getting Women's. They'll be much easier to find.
post #6584 of 6828
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Originally Posted by xbeatles4x View Post

So what is the consensus of the desert boot vs the bushacre? They seem the same to me except the sole. 

 

It's kind of a toss up.  The colors can vary slightly between the models.  I like the look of the sand suede bushacres much more than the sand suede DBs.  I think the difference in comfort is negligible.

post #6585 of 6828

Are Clarks Desert Boots goodyear-welted?

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