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Only the troopers get into the rotation. 
Horween! What are the other two?
post #6947 of 6992

Hi guys, just popped into a clarks store in London and I tried this DB, I am between 9.5 and 10. Tried 8.5 just out of curiosity from display and it was ok, wide enough, a bit tight when stepping at the part where is the stitching is (the part that has the strings holes stitched to the vamp)Tried size 9 out of the box, nice fit, relaxed, heel a bit slippery if not tied up properly. 

Both were sizes in G. The seller said they don't sell F any more. 

I am here thinking that maybe a 9F would be just perfect for me.

How much would they stretch in time? Should I get the tight fit or just perfect out of the box? F or G? Where can I try a F?

post #6948 of 6992
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Originally Posted by Azhar View Post

Hi guys, just popped into a clarks store in London and I tried this DB, I am between 9.5 and 10. Tried 8.5 just out of curiosity from display and it was ok, wide enough, a bit tight when stepping at the part where is the stitching is (the part that has the strings holes stitched to the vamp)Tried size 9 out of the box, nice fit, relaxed, heel a bit slippery if not tied up properly. 

Both were sizes in G. The seller said they don't sell F any more. 

I am here thinking that maybe a 9F would be just perfect for me.

How much would they stretch in time? Should I get the tight fit or just perfect out of the box? F or G? Where can I try a F?


They will stretch. Go for the tight fit.

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post #6949 of 6992
I've been wanting to give the CBD a try. I decided to get suede. I have to order them because they're hard to find in my area.

I think these are defective though. The heel on one shoe is cupped. It flattens out when I step but makes a bit of a suction sound when walking. Has anyone seen something like this before? Its possible it will stay flat over time but i'm trying to decide if its better to just order another pair and return these.

post #6950 of 6992


Hello! Quick question. What can I use to condition and clean these new Bushacre boots? The one on the left was a beeswax color and I used a leather balsam. As you can see, it turned it into a really dark brown. What can I use that that won't change the color? I was thinking this but idk.

http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/frye-leather-conditioning-cream/3114086

What do you guys suggest? Thanks!
post #6951 of 6992
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Hello! Quick question. What can I use to condition and clean these new Bushacre boots? The one on the left was a beeswax color and I used a leather balsam. As you can see, it turned it into a really dark brown. What can I use that that won't change the color? I was thinking this but idk.

http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/frye-leather-conditioning-cream/3114086

What do you guys suggest? Thanks!
the dark brown looks better imo
post #6952 of 6992
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post



Hello! Quick question. What can I use to condition and clean these new Bushacre boots? The one on the left was a beeswax color and I used a leather balsam. As you can see, it turned it into a really dark brown. What can I use that that won't change the color? I was thinking this but idk.

http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/frye-leather-conditioning-cream/3114086

What do you guys suggest? Thanks!

I've had good luck with Bick 4 for light conditioning without changing color.

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Conditioner-Bick-Bickmore-since/dp/B002HOK50M

 

Its just a light conditioner, I don't think it has any water repellant properties. Be sure to test in a small less visible spot first to know if you're ok with the results.

 

Lexol is good for cleaning.

post #6953 of 6992


Hello DB lovers! Instead of buying new Bushacre boots, I gave my current ones a new look. They have new laces and now they have the DB tag that goes on the laces. So you can say they're now half Desert Boots and half Bushacres in a way lol. What do you guys think??
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My first post!  New pair of DB's but not the first Clarks.  Cheaney for work on the right!

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My first post!  New pair of DB's but not the first Clarks.  Cheaney for work on the right!

Did those come with blue laces or did you swap them? Interesting look for sure 

post #6956 of 6992
They came with them but Clarks also supplied a matching pair in maple for a less adventurous look.
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What's the deal with this? Bought Clarks Original beeswax from Amazon. The one on the left was two big, I ordered half a size down. The one on the right was just right size wise but looks like a different color. Both say beeswax on the box and on the sticker on the bottom of the shoe.

The one on the left is made in Vietnam, the one on the right is made in China.

Any thoughts? Is there a long term quality difference?
post #6958 of 6992

I've been wondering this for a while... Clarks started using a darker Beeswax leather ~2011/2012 and it's really pissed me off. I like the original Beeswax color prior to the change, which was lighter, more honey-golden and less dark chocolate. Example pic below:

 

 

In fact, to avoid the dark leather they now use, I've had to resort to buying "Mustard", a whole different color, to achieve a similar look to the old Beeswax. It's almost Timberlands color, slightly darker. Apply some leather cream and it'll be a perfect tone. BONUS: the non-Beeswax leathers are much softer and don't cause bloody ankles when you're breaking them in!

 

 

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What's the deal with this? Bought Clarks Original beeswax from Amazon. The one on the left was two big, I ordered half a size down. The one on the right was just right size wise but looks like a different color. Both say beeswax on the box and on the sticker on the bottom of the shoe.

The one on the left is made in Vietnam, the one on the right is made in China.

Any thoughts? Is there a long term quality difference?
post #6959 of 6992
Looking for opinions. I got these dark brown bushacre 2 from Amazon. Directly, not through a third party. I'm not sure if I just expect to much, but these are supposed to be new. The creasing on the toe box is what really annoys me. There are light scratches, a scuff mark on the toe, and it looks like someone walked outside with them as there is some slight discoloration on the sole.

http://imgur.com/a/rEwxz
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Do I just expect to much?
post #6960 of 6992
^they look like a customer return. Unless you bought them from the Warehouse section then I'd swap them.
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