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I've had a bit of a nightmare on the sizing of my Beeswax DB. Had to send back the UK11 and UK10.5 and settle on a UK10. The UK10 do fit slightly snug but I'm anticipating the leather to stretch. 

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First post, would you guys say it is safe to get Clarks db's from ebay? The shop I'm looking at in particular has a feedback score of 262, with 100% positive feedback. I'm seeing some deals that really make me wanna get them.

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You're fine.
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I just got some clarks beeswax leather boots and out of the box they were beautiful. I went to apply the water repellent recommended by nordstroms, and now that they have dried, they are a lighter color. any help?

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The answer to your question is don't trust people from Nordstrom.
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I got beeswax leathers today as my first pair, definitely my new favorites

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anybody interested in a clarks gift card with $103.10 on it?

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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post
 

 

 

I ordered beeswax. Strangely Amazon offers two different options, Beeswax (the lighter honey-brown color) and Beeswax Leather, which is dark brown like mine. I made sure to order the lighter Beeswax option.

 

I just got back from the store to compare the two, it was quite the surprise for me. Both pics taken with the same camera- http://i.imgur.com/V6nRoFh.jpg

 

OK, that is NOT just the lighting. WTF did I receive from Amazon, some kind of knockoffs? Or do they only have this "Beeswax Leather" option if you buy them on sale or something?

 

And now there another weird thing going on here. My new pair have been sitting on a chair, all alone by themselves, nothing touching them or bumping into them or anything... and there's now a new discolored area on them - http://i.imgur.com/GJslB1U.jpg   What the heck is up with these boots? Rubbing it with my finger does nothing. It looks like the color just evaporated off of this area or something, I don't get it at all.

 

I think it's time for a return/exchange, this is just weird.

So does anyone know if Amazon has the dark or light beeswax db's now(1st pic from quote for comparison)? 

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Originally Posted by nickym456 View Post

I just got some clarks beeswax leather boots and out of the box they were beautiful. I went to apply the water repellent recommended by nordstroms, and now that they have dried, they are a lighter color. any help?

they're gonna change color over time anyway. don't worry about it.
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The last couple of pairs of Original DBs I purchased did not come with the little extras I got in the past, e.g., the leather tag on the shoelace and the booklet. Did Clarks stop including these things?
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Decided to go for both Horween Clarks. The interior seems a little bit more well made around the heel from my previous clarks. Here's a couple photos. 

 

 

 

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I know these boots have been discussed to death but still wanted to share my experience. I have owned the Beeswax DB's for about a year now. Hate the crepe sole but love the convenience of just being able to quickly throw them on. I have a Dr Scholls insole in mine and they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Unfortunately I used too much mink oil trying to minimize the creases in the leather (which I now know is normal) and the leather became overly soft - basically the boot no longer has much support.

 

I picked up a pair of the burgundy horweens a few weeks ago. Still made in Vietnam but definetly a step above my Beeswax DB's all around. I have been wearing them nearly every day and so far no creases, and marks from knocking into stuff just wipe right off. Color is a little more reddish than I expected, but replacing the laces with gold boot laces really helped. I love the way they look. Hopefully the shine will dull a bit over time, it makes these casual boots look a bit too dressy. Will try and post pics tomorrow


Edited by SlowJim - 1/5/14 at 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by SlowJim View Post
 

I know these boots have been discussed to death but still wanted to share my experience. I have owned the Beeswax DB's for about a year now. Hate the crepe sole but love the convenience of just being able to quickly throw them on. I have a Dr Scholls insole in mine and they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Unfortunately I used too much mink oil trying to minimize the creases in the leather (which I now know is normal) and the leather became overly soft - basically the boot no longer has much support.

 

I picked up a pair of the burgundy horweens a few weeks ago. Still made in Vietnam but definetly a step above my Beeswax DB's all around. I have been wearing them nearly every day and so far no creases, and marks from knocking into stuff just wipe right off. Color is a little more reddish than I expected, but replacing the laces with gold boot laces really helped. I love the way they look. Hopefully the shine will dull a bit over time, it makes these casual boots look a bit too dressy. Will try and post pics tomorrow

 

Stock insole has no real support. I've put in Pedag comfort insoles and underneath a thinner pair of Pedag soft insole with the latex foam side up and it seems made for the Clarks Desert boots. Now I can walk in them in comfort.

 

If you find the instep pinching your foot, a cobbler should be able to stretch it for good!  The DB is a good-all round three season casual boots.

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