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post #706 of 6995
Okay the winter is coming faster than I thought, I've had no experiance with snow becuase I'm from Las Vegas, so how do I winterize my boots? Also where can I find leather desert boots for cheap?
post #707 of 6995
not strictly clarks desert boots but has anyone bought boots from H by Hudson? Seen these and was thinking about getting them.

post #708 of 6995
I just got my Clarks brown suede form shoes.com.
I've never owned a pair of suede shoes, so upon opening the box I noticed the shoes were kinda scuffed.
Is this how suede is supposed to be (new)?

...I guess since suede is very fragile I shouldn't worry too much about it since it's going to get scuffed and what-not anyway, correct?

I got the Clarks for $50 and also got a pair of Mojave 2 boots at DSW for ~$45 since they were on clearance. Mojave 2 boots are a lot heavier but feel really sturdy.

What do you guys recommend to weather-proof suede clarks?
post #709 of 6995
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Originally Posted by Gentry View Post
not strictly clarks desert boots but has anyone bought boots from H by Hudson? Seen these and was thinking about getting them.


I really have an aversion to the curled up front some of these boot makers do. I don't get it.
post #710 of 6995
+1
post #711 of 6995
The curl does not remain while your foot is in it.
post #712 of 6995
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
I really have an aversion to the curled up front some of these boot makers do. I don't get it.

I figure that by shaping the boots this way, they better allow your foot to roll while you walk.
post #713 of 6995
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Originally Posted by ahjota View Post
I figure that by shaping the boots this way, they better allow your foot to roll while you walk.

That could be.
post #714 of 6995
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Originally Posted by Clyde099 View Post
I just got my Clarks brown suede form shoes.com.
I've never owned a pair of suede shoes, so upon opening the box I noticed the shoes were kinda scuffed.
Is this how suede is supposed to be (new)?

...I guess since suede is very fragile I shouldn't worry too much about it since it's going to get scuffed and what-not anyway, correct?

I got the Clarks for $50 and also got a pair of Mojave 2 boots at DSW for ~$45 since they were on clearance. Mojave 2 boots are a lot heavier but feel really sturdy.

What do you guys recommend to weather-proof suede clarks?

how did you get the clarks for $50
post #715 of 6995
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Originally Posted by ahjota View Post
I figure that by shaping the boots this way, they better allow your foot to roll while you walk.

I think it's just to make them look like they've been used.
post #716 of 6995
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Originally Posted by Willsw View Post
The curl does not remain while your foot is in it.

Really? Great.
post #717 of 6995
my feet are only size 8 and when i wear these clarks with apc ns my feet look huge.
post #718 of 6995
Not surprising. I find Clarks generally look big when worn with skinny jeans. They're better with more of a slim fit jean and slightly wider leg opening, and for this reason, also look great with khakis and trousers.
post #719 of 6995
So I got my Grey Suede DB in yesterday.

Walked around in them for the day and when I took them off the part of my leg where the very top of the boot hits had been rubbed raw/bloody. Actually, only a small patch on the back of my left leg and a slightly larger patch on the outside of my right leg.

But still.

Gross.

After giving both leg and foot a thorough wipedown and disinfecting, I want to ask if this initial discomfort is part of breaking in these boots (feeling the edge of the leather, it seems pretty rough to me). I sized down a half size from my size in Adidas Sambas to a 9M, same as my Converses and my Allen Edmonds.

Or should I attribute it to the fact that I was wearing ankle socks and not a calf-length deal? (I understand, though, that some people prefer to wear this boot sockless.)
post #720 of 6995
If it's the top of the boot, it may get better after a break-in period. During that period, I would seriously suggest wearing calf-length socks.

Unless I wear thick wool hiking socks with my DBs, a similar thing happens just above my right heel, at the thickest part of the shoe. After three months, I'm about ready to give up on breaking them in any further and get another pair, sized up one half.

Make sure your DBs fit the way you want to wear them, sockless or not.

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Originally Posted by aerether View Post
So I got my Grey Suede DB in yesterday.

Walked around in them for the day and when I took them off the part of my leg where the very top of the boot hits had been rubbed raw/bloody. Actually, only a small patch on the back of my left leg and a slightly larger patch on the outside of my right leg.

But still.

Gross.

After giving both leg and foot a thorough wipedown and disinfecting, I want to ask if this initial discomfort is part of breaking in these boots (feeling the edge of the leather, it seems pretty rough to me). I sized down a half size from my size in Adidas Sambas to a 9M, same as my Converses and my Allen Edmonds.

Or should I attribute it to the fact that I was wearing ankle socks and not a calf-length deal? (I understand, though, that some people prefer to wear this boot sockless.)
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