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post #6736 of 6915

The only reason I used the insoles was because I had them laying around and they helped provide some cushioning when walking on hard surfaces. I've been wearing my Horweens without them and they are really fine. The only thing that bothers me is if you step on a pebble or some gravel you can feel it through the sole.

post #6737 of 6915
Does anyone know where I can find beeswax at a good price in canada? Just got my ll bean boots and they don't fit so I'm just going to wax up some Clark's for the rain instead.
post #6738 of 6915
Waxing up clarks wont make them water proof. The way that the welt is constructed absorbs water into the boots. They'll never be able to keep your feet dry.
post #6739 of 6915
Well that sucks because I bought some. Guess ill have to practice my Goodyear welding haha. Regardless, they'll be better than my current shitty weather shoes (chuck Taylors)
post #6740 of 6915

I coated a pair of my desert boots with two coats of Obenauf's LP (Sno-Seal should also work), melting each coat in using a hairdryer (and paying special attention to the welt).  Sure, they're not completely waterproof, but they're close.... The trick was to make sure that the rough edges of the welt were completely covered in the wax.  Of course, either of these will darken the leather.

post #6741 of 6915
^this was my exact plan. Thanks for the info.
post #6742 of 6915

Just got a nice pair of Clarks DB in Amber Gold.  I had to size down from my normal size (I'm an 11.5 in F, but the 11 in an F was fine), but the Euro size is what I normally have.  The sizing is weird! :(

post #6743 of 6915
2 things.

1. Be careful with the hairdryer when applying LP. The glue around the welt is very easy to melt and this is a great way to make sure your DB's are not waterproof AT ALL if you get too hot with the dryer.

2. The Horween Clarks run half a size large.
post #6744 of 6915
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Originally Posted by ac_slater View Post

2 things.

1. Be careful with the hairdryer when applying LP. The glue around the welt is very easy to melt and this is a great way to make sure your DB's are not waterproof AT ALL if you get too hot with the dryer.

2. The Horween Clarks run half a size large.


The Horween Clarks Desert Boots are based on exact UK sizing. In standard Clarks, I can go down half a size from my American usual size. I wear the Horween in UK 8.

post #6745 of 6915
Clarks DBs are not meant for trudging in snow and rain. I wear them year-round but not if they're going to get soaked.
post #6746 of 6915
First post - need advice

Need to clean my CDBs beeswax for the first time, pretty filthy at the moment but I'm hoping to keep the colour and not darken them like a lot of people prefer to. Any tips and products to use? Bare in mind I'm in the uk.

These are the boots.

post #6747 of 6915

lexol, saddlesoap, etc.

 

make sure you condition them after you use soap to clean them as the soap will dry them out a bit.

post #6748 of 6915
post #6749 of 6915

So any word on whether Amazon has the beeswax in the new, dark leather or original, lighter leather? They took em off the site for a while because there was something wrong with their stock according to customers. Could they have been talking about the newer leather? 

 

Promotion!:If you haven't subscribed up to Amazon's emails, they're offering a 20% discount when you sign up. That makes the beeswax $68 right now in my size.

post #6750 of 6915
Anyone knows any sale for Clarks other than Amazon? Need a pair of sand suedes
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