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post #6616 of 6828
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Originally Posted by hoodyear View Post
 

F=D

 

Did you check what the link says as well? 

http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20356344

post #6617 of 6828
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Originally Posted by terty View Post
 

Having a look at the clarks desert mali. Anyone know if clarks have another version with a rubber sole instead of crepe, similar to how bushacres are the rubber soled version of desert boots.

 

No, but a cobbler can easily re-sole them.

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A dead thread - and no one picked up on the Clarks X Horween collaboration? Its been awhile since any one had anything to add on this thread! I have opened a separate one on this morning basically because it deserved its own thread. And somehow a high end Clarks is too kitschy not to have its own separate discussion!

post #6619 of 6828
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Originally Posted by AAJJLLPP View Post

They are full grain, not top grain btw. Top grain leather would be far too thin to make the boots, because top grain is simply the outer mm or so the leather shaved off. That being said, although fullgrain is desirable in basically all shoes, it does not indicate high grade leather, you can have poor quality full grain leather. I am not saying the leather quality on these is poor though, I am just making a point. The leather on theses should be a step up from other clarks, as horween is very reputable.

 

Yup - I agree about Horween. They do good stuff and if any one could execute a leather version of the iconic boots - it would be them!

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Not much to really discuss as Clarks have remained unchanged. Plus winter is coming, I once wore clarks in fall and I fell on my butt icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
 

A dead thread - and no one picked up on the Clarks X Horween collaboration? Its been awhile since any one had anything to add on this thread! I have opened a separate one on this morning basically because it deserved its own thread. And somehow a high end Clarks is too kitschy not to have its own separate discussion!

 

those were discussed two pages back.

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Sorry its fall and nothing seems to have happened since the last two pages!

 

Anyway in response to the other posters' comments - I find it funny but then no one would wear Clarks in the winter. They are desert boots, after all!

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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post

Sorry its fall and nothing seems to have happened since the last two pages!

Anyway in response to the other posters' comments - I find it funny but then no one would wear Clarks in the winter. They are desert boots, after all!

Desert boots. Read up on the history of them if you are unaware, and you'll understand why some people consider them summer footwear. Also, I hear the crepe soles are slippery in snow/ice. I wouldn't know, though, because I live in a part of the U.S. that sees snow maybe once every 3 years, and even then it's just a sprinkling. laugh.gif So I'm fine with wearing Clarks Desert Boots (and other chukkas) year-round. I don't see them as being seasonal.
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I'm looking to get a pair of grey clark boots but I'm not quite sure which pair to get. The leather version, the distressed suede, or the bushacre 2 suede.

 

The bushacre 2 suede: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Mens-Bushacre-2-Boot/dp/B00B1I5KFU/ref=cts_sh_2_fbt

 

The leather version: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-M-DESERT-BOOT-Desert/dp/B0040FQDXO/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_2

 

The distressed suede: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Originals-Mens-Desert-Boot/dp/B0007MCUTK/ref=cts_sh_1_fbt

 

I think with whitish laces either suede would look great but then again leather on DBs is top class.

post #6625 of 6828
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Originally Posted by troncarter View Post
 

I'm looking to get a pair of grey clark boots but I'm not quite sure which pair to get. The leather version, the distressed suede, or the bushacre 2 suede.

 

The bushacre 2 suede: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Mens-Bushacre-2-Boot/dp/B00B1I5KFU/ref=cts_sh_2_fbt

 

The leather version: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-M-DESERT-BOOT-Desert/dp/B0040FQDXO/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_2

 

The distressed suede: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Originals-Mens-Desert-Boot/dp/B0007MCUTK/ref=cts_sh_1_fbt

 

I think with whitish laces either suede would look great but then again leather on DBs is top class.

 

 

 

I think its a personal preference between high end Horween leather and more softer suede. Whatever you feel comfortable with in a DB.

post #6626 of 6828
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Originally Posted by troncarter View Post
 

I'm looking to get a pair of grey clark boots but I'm not quite sure which pair to get. The leather version, the distressed suede, or the bushacre 2 suede.

 

The bushacre 2 suede: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Mens-Bushacre-2-Boot/dp/B00B1I5KFU/ref=cts_sh_2_fbt

 

The leather version: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-M-DESERT-BOOT-Desert/dp/B0040FQDXO/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_2

 

The distressed suede: http://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Originals-Mens-Desert-Boot/dp/B0007MCUTK/ref=cts_sh_1_fbt

 

I think with whitish laces either suede would look great but then again leather on DBs is top class.

 

My take: the suede Bushacres don't make a lot of sense.  The harder (and from what everyone says, less comfortable) rubber soles are best for situations, like rain and snow, where you would not want to wear crepe.  I wouldn't buy suede shoes for the purpose of being better able to wear them in rain or snow, either.  So the Bushacre makes sense in leather, but I'm not sure what's to gain from buying it in suede.

So I'd only buy the Bushacre in leather.

 

Similarly, my first choice wouldn't be the desert boot in leather.  If you're going with leather, you might as well get the Bushacre and make them bad weather friendly.

 

I really wish it was the Bushacres that came in Horween leather.  I've considered buying them, wearing them spring/summer, and then having them resoled in something like Dainite for bad weather use, but then I'd just have a nice chukka on a hyper-unstructured last.

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The Bushacre has the classic design but it does have a more durable rubber sole. People seem to like them for that reason.

 

I know what you mean but don't let that stop you from buying the Horween boots - you can resole them with a cool sole like the Vibram Cristy and that would work!

 

They wanted to do homage to the original boots made with crepe soles - hence the nature of the collaboration. There is a thread on that on the forum here.

post #6628 of 6828
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
 

The Bushacre has the classic design but it does have a more durable rubber sole. People seem to like them for that reason.

 

I know what you mean but don't let that stop you from buying the Horween boots - you can resole them with a cool sole like the Vibram Cristy and that would work!

 

They wanted to do homage to the original boots made with crepe soles - hence the nature of the collaboration. There is a thread on that on the forum here.

 

Good god, dude.  How hard can you ride this collabo's dick?

post #6629 of 6828

Worried my Red Wing Beckman's won't break-in in time for my winter holiday to US. Was thinking of adding another shoe to my travelling pack just in case my feet die from the Beckmans. 

 

Should I get these Clarks Desert Boots: http://www.theiconic.com.au/Desert-Boots-14897.html# (I can use a coupon to get it to $95). 

 

Not sure if this is the popular beeswax colour though, and wondering if crepe sole can handle NYC/Chicago streets in late December. 

post #6630 of 6828
if it's even a light snow you have to walk like a penguin to not slip and fall. with the regular crepe sole its not good for snow/ice. for rain its barely okay still slippery. why not just wear a pair of trusty sneakers on your flight to usa? you can swap those with the beckman. most of the time when you break in these type of boots its easier to keep a shoe/boot already broken in to swap for when your feet hurt or before.

reference i own a pair of clarks desert boots beeswax for about 5-6 years now they lasted so long because minus the first year i basically stopped wearing them lol.
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