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post #6661 of 6914

I just received a new pair of beeswax desert boots from Amazon and they look completely different from the beeswax that I currently own. They are very dark and have a blackish tint to them. I saw Amazon listed two versions of the beeswax, one is plain beeswax and the other is beeswax leather. I ordered the regular beeswax, which I assumed were the light colored ones. I can't imagine why anyone would choose this ugly blackish color over the original golden brown. They also seem to scratch easier, just rubbing them with your fingers leaves a mark. Does anyone know where I can find the original beeswax at a decent price?

post #6662 of 6914
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Originally Posted by Oceanlife View Post

I just received a new pair of beeswax desert boots from Amazon and they look completely different from the beeswax that I currently own. They are very dark and have a blackish tint to them. I saw Amazon listed two versions of the beeswax, one is plain beeswax and the other is beeswax leather. I ordered the regular beeswax, which I assumed were the light colored ones. I can't imagine why anyone would choose this ugly blackish color over the original golden brown. They also seem to scratch easier, just rubbing them with your fingers leaves a mark. Does anyone know where I can find the original beeswax at a decent price?


yeah i actually made a post about the new leather they use a few pages back:





i ordered another pair b/c my current pair was too big, but got that frown.gif
post #6663 of 6914
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post


yeah i actually made a post about the new leather they use a few pages back:





i ordered another pair b/c my current pair was too big, but got that frown.gif


I really hope they didn't stop producing the original beeswax. This new color/leather feels cheap and looks awful. I guess I'll stick with the suede ones.

post #6664 of 6914

masshi I recently bought me first desert boot´s beeswax, I think it is darker, as the pair left of your photo.
You know why they changed? you feel the difference in quality of the leather one?
I still have not used them outside, and I can still return
..

post #6665 of 6914
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

yeah i actually made a post about the new leather they use a few pages back:





i ordered another pair b/c my current pair was too big, but got that frown.gif


I really hope they didn't stop producing the original beeswax. This new color/leather feels cheap and looks awful. I guess I'll stick with the suede ones.

you could try adding a request for the old brown ones next time you order

one guy here tried that but he never posted what happened

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Originally Posted by HollyJoint View Post

masshi I recently bought me first desert boot´s beeswax, I think it is darker, as the pair left of your photo.

You know why they changed? you feel the difference in quality of the leather one?

I still have not used them outside, and I can still return..


well i'm more of a aesthetics kind of guy so i didn't really pay attention to how they felt before i returned them

to me it was all about the color



and yeah i'd return them if i were you (unless you like them)
post #6666 of 6914

I do not know for sure what color they are, but tomorrow I take a picture with detail and you can tell me?

 

I bought here http://www.size.co.uk/product/clarks-originals-desert-boot/051497/

post #6667 of 6914
I think you guys are making too big a deal out of the color issue. I seriously doubt Clarks set out to purposely change the color of beeswax DBs. And "beeswax" vs. "beeswax leather" is just an oversight on the retailer's part, I would guess. My thoughts are that the color variation is simply due to the lack of quality control that exists with pretty much any mass produced shoe made in one of several factories in third world countries, each of which probably has multiple sources for leather, etc.

If you guys prefer the lighter shade, I'd say try another retailer or just wait a few months until current stocks have dwindled and fresh batches are arriving. That said, I kinda like the way the darker pair looks in that pic above. I think my latest pair is somewhere in between the two shades:



Bought these back in February from Zappos. Pic is from when they were still pretty new.
post #6668 of 6914

I like the darker color too.

post #6669 of 6914

Can someone that's owned a pair of bushacres and desert boots weigh in on the differences between the two, besides the fact that one's sole is crepe and the other's is rubber?  I tried on a pair of bushacres recently and they seemed to be much sturdier than my desert boots.  It could be that the bushacres were leather and my desert boots are suede.  Or, more likely, that the bushacres were brand new, and my desert boots are three years old.

 

(I'm sure this has already been discussed, but the search function isn't working on this thread and I don't want to read through 445 pages of posts to get an answer)

post #6670 of 6914

hmm also believe that.

 

My pair I bought this week, can you tell me if the "normal" beeswax or darker?

 

 

 

 

in the sun

 

 

post #6671 of 6914

Those look like the original beeswax, although they seem heavily scratched for a brand new pair. Are they using cheaper leather now? I can't recall if my older pair scratched easily when I first wore them.

post #6672 of 6914

yes, they scratch easily, when I received them and opened the box they came already scratched a bit of shake in the box, but were completely new.

post #6673 of 6914
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Originally Posted by jhwendland View Post
 

Can someone that's owned a pair of bushacres and desert boots weigh in on the differences between the two, besides the fact that one's sole is crepe and the other's is rubber?  I tried on a pair of bushacres recently and they seemed to be much sturdier than my desert boots.  It could be that the bushacres were leather and my desert boots are suede.  Or, more likely, that the bushacres were brand new, and my desert boots are three years old.

 

(I'm sure this has already been discussed, but the search function isn't working on this thread and I don't want to read through 445 pages of posts to get an answer)

 

I once bought a pair of Bushacres (btw how do you pronounce it?) and returned it. If my memory serves me right the Bushacres have polyester lining whereas the DBs have suede lining. The eyelets on Bushacres are plastic while those on DBs are metal. And of course, the sole. The sole on Bushacres is synthetic, sturdier and darker than the sole on DBs which is plantation crepe, gummier and lighter. The leather is more or less the same.

 

Because of the manmade parts the Bushacres look sturdier and probably are more durable too, but in my opinion they don't look as smart as DBs. Most people won't even notice that, but it's likely to make a strong impression on you the wearer.

post #6674 of 6914
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(btw how do you pronounce it?)

Umm.. "bush" + "acre"? shog[1].gif

But yeah, I agree with you, I'm not a fan of the Bushacres. Never owned a pair, but the ones I've handled have felt and looked cheap in every way.
post #6675 of 6914

Thanks for the thoughtful response.

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