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Clarks Desert Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jared, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. rdgn123

    rdgn123 Well-Known Member

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    lookin good. mine were a similar color after applying snoseal but now the color is much lighter where there are creases. what did you use on yours?
     
  2. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    ^ thanks

    actually mine didnt look like this before i sent it to the cobbler.

    the professional cobbler helped to buff the boots after resoling them. pretty surprised at it.
     
  3. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    heres some pics of my beeswax DB after resoled:

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    Those are impressive. Why didn't you resole w/actual beewax? Also, what are your thoughts on the black suede?
     
  4. MockProper

    MockProper Well-Known Member

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    second the question about the black suede...just picked up my first pair of taupe suede and i love em so much I want a black pair....is the black suede pretty much the only option??
     
  5. pseudonym

    pseudonym Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Perfect.

    Is it just a Vibram sole? Not a Vibram Christy sole?

    I think Vibram soles look better on leather DBs (not suede).
     
  6. handsometigers

    handsometigers Well-Known Member

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    Wow, those turned out amazing. I would have never thought of adding a black sole.
     
  7. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    Those are impressive. Why didn't you resole w/actual beewax? Also, what are your thoughts on the black suede?

    Thanks.

    You mean the original crepe sole? Nah. Its slippery on wet grounds and i often visit place that are wet and oily so its better to have better soles.

    Perfect.

    Is it just a Vibram sole? Not a Vibram Christy sole?

    I think Vibram soles look better on leather DBs (not suede).


    Yup its a Vibram. But not Christy. [​IMG]

    Wow, those turned out amazing. I would have never thought of adding a black sole.

    Thanks! It was a sudden impulse decision that turned out well.
     
  8. TruffleShuffle

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    second the question about the black suede...just picked up my first pair of taupe suede and i love em so much I want a black pair....is the black suede pretty much the only option??

    Go with oakwood, sand suede, or beeswax.
     
  9. pseudonym

    pseudonym Well-Known Member

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    Yup its a Vibram. But not Christy. [​IMG].

    How much did it cost to resole them, btw?
     
  10. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Well-Known Member

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    How much did it cost to resole them, btw?

    +1
     
  11. superbadboi

    superbadboi New Member

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    Seems like everyone is wearing these shoes.... guess it's just the hype.
    Personal, I think they suck.
     
  12. gastarbeider

    gastarbeider Well-Known Member

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  13. C-Note

    C-Note Well-Known Member

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    ^lol
    Hype wouldn't last this long. Clark DBs are solid shoes.
     
  14. pseudonym

    pseudonym Well-Known Member

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    ^lol
    Hype wouldn't last this long. Clark DBs are solid shoes.


    I swear if Clarks DBs came with different soles, I'd wear them for the rest of my life.

    Here's a list of must-have DBs:

    - Beeswax
    - Burgundy Suede
    - Matte Black (David Z)
    - Olive Leather (David Z)
     
  15. zerostyle

    zerostyle Well-Known Member

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    Looking at possibly picking up some DB's.

    2 questions:

    1. Can you still buy Tobacco Suede anywhere? I really like that color but it doesn't seem to be an available option. Closest alternative looks to be Taupe Suede.

    2. Can someone compare sizing in these boots to another shoe? I know they say to size down 1, but compared to what? I'm usually a 9 in dress shoes ( Allen Edmonds, Johnson & Murphy, etc), but am a 10 or 10.5 in sneakers. ( I realize sizing has come up a few times in this thread but I haven't seen comparisons to other shoes ). I plan on just ordering from somewhere that has free returns, but don't want to have to buy 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10 and return 3!
     
  16. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Well-Known Member

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  17. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Well-Known Member

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    Here's a list of must-have DBs:

    - Beeswax
    - Burgundy Suede
    - Matte Black (David Z)
    - Olive Leather (David Z)


    A lot of people are selling their Matte Blacks shortly after buying them. I'd go with the Navy blue leather over the Olive Leather though.

    Beeswax is a must have [​IMG]
    I used to have a pair of Black Leather Clarks DB, I don't remember what type of sole it was, but it's definitely not crepe. It was all black, very heavy/solid. I sold it on Ebay because it was too big for me. Hadn't found any site that sells it ever since.
     
  18. mikeeeey

    mikeeeey Well-Known Member

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    How much did it cost to resole them, btw?

    +1

    about usd$60

    i know, its crazy. [​IMG]
     
  19. pseudonym

    pseudonym Well-Known Member

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    For a long-lasting Vibram sole that's much better than a crepe sole, $60 isn't so bad.
     
  20. C-Note

    C-Note Well-Known Member

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    I'd add the Sand Suede to your list too lol But that's just me, I definitely agree with the burgundy/red wine DBs though
     

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