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post #721 of 6880
i got about half a size space my toebox i got plenty of room. i still got the same problem he described with the upper part rubbing. i think the break in period just wears that leather down so it doesn't keep hitting your foot. i might add i actually had to do a 4 mile walk in these shoes blisters are not cool at all.
post #722 of 6880
Mine did the same thing at first. I wore them with thick wool socks to stretch them out. They were uncomfortable for two weeks or so and then got better.


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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.)
post #723 of 6880
What would be a boot with a close finish to the Beeswax, but with a rubber sole better for snow / slush
post #724 of 6880
Ready to pull the trigger on a pair of Desert Boots. So.... Sand or the distressed brown taupe color? (both suede) For reference, I will only be wearing these with jeans and I have a pair of wallabees in brown suede, so I'm leaning towards the sand DB's.
post #725 of 6880
Received the distressed taupe today. It's the best color imo.
post #726 of 6880
I am thinking of grabbing the distressed ones and a pair of gray, I think both are versitile enough to wear with an arrangement of pants and denim, and I am not attempting the dressy look as some others are concerned about, why would you wear desert boots to be dressy anyway?? doesnt really make sense...what is the best site to buy em at?
post #727 of 6880
Hmm. I don't know many boots you can go sockless in without hurting your feet! Ouch.

Definitely wear socks that are at least a little thick and go above the top of the boot would seem to be the answer. Personally I can't think of another way I'd wear the boots.

Actually, I've learned thru trial and error that it's best to go up a little in size on the Clarks, which generally means buying them my true size or even 1/2 size larger, for this very reason--to accomodate thick socks. I find they're more comfortable, cause fewer blisters/foot problems this way. And I honestly don't think they stretch out that much.
post #728 of 6880
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Originally Posted by pg600rr View Post
I am thinking of grabbing the distressed ones and a pair of gray, I think both are versitile enough to wear with an arrangement of pants and denim, and I am not attempting the dressy look as some others are concerned about, why would you wear desert boots to be dressy anyway?? doesnt really make sense...what is the best site to buy em at?

I think they can work as somewhat dressy. Casual dressy, if there's such a thing. Especially in a dark suede that's kept clean, and especially since the brown also comes with the edge of the crepe sole painted brown to match the suede. Yeah, you know, it's not going to work with a formal suit, white shirt, and tie, but with the right slightly dressy clothes, I think it works great.

Look around the Interzone for best prices. I like Zappos for the fast delivery and free shipping, but with some surfing you might find better deals.
post #729 of 6880
pg600rr: ebay
post #730 of 6880
Anyone know where i can find some beeswax desert boots?
post #731 of 6880
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Originally Posted by blantonator View Post
Anyone know where i can find some beeswax desert boots?
Try going into the Clarks stores. If they aren't carrying any you can get them to order a pair for you.
post #732 of 6880
has anyone applied any waterproof type spray to their beeswax desert boots? did it affect the color of the boots at all?
post #733 of 6880
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Originally Posted by ok1234 View Post
has anyone applied any waterproof type spray to their beeswax desert boots? did it affect the color of the boots at all?

Sprays are really only useful for suede, use a beeswax based waterproofer for smooth grain leather.
post #734 of 6880
When I applied some mink oil on my beeswax. It got alil darker. Gah damn I need my camera <.<
post #735 of 6880
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Originally Posted by ok1234 View Post
has anyone applied any waterproof type spray to their beeswax desert boots? did it affect the color of the boots at all?

i use the spray that the clarks store sells, didn't change the color of my beeswax leather at all.
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