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Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    (There's bits of Desert Boot info scattered around in various threads, but I decided they need their own thread.)

    Do these fit true to size? (Is there a Streetwear benchmark shoe - Chucks? Or can someone who does crossover compare to AE PAs?)

    Can they be had for cheaper than $85?
     
  2. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

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    IME they fit about a half size big. I effing love them though.
     
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    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    If you find any for cheaper than $CDN 85, let me know! [​IMG]

    Perhaps The Bay - Clarks can be marked down 25-30%, and there are some days with an additional 10% off. However, most Bays do not carry desert boots, and good luck finding your size!
     
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    Arethusa Senior member

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    Half size large and slightly narrow. Chucks are an awful shoe for a benchmark, as they also run a half size large.

    You can find them cheaper than 85 on eBay, but honestly not by much. You'll save maybe $15, which is not enough of a discount to compensate for dealing with shady eBayers. I'd just use Zappos for these.
     
  5. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    If you find any for cheaper than $CDN 85, let me know! [​IMG] Perhaps The Bay - Clarks can be marked down 25-30%, and there are some days with an additional 10% off. However, most Bays do not carry desert boots, and good luck finding your size!
    I meant US$85. [​IMG] They will certainly cost more to get up here. So far the clerks I've asked in Canada are amused that I'd want something called "desert boots" for living in a temperate rainforest. I guess I'll put them on the shopping list for the next trip to Seattle - are they are least available at such southern latitudes? [​IMG]
     
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    where do you live? Desert boots are pretty common, you just need to find a store that carries clark's "originals" line as opposed to their "fucking ugly" line [​IMG]
     
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    touchthesky Senior member

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    I got a pair of brown oily desert boots from a store called gravity pope for 90CND. And I agree with the other members here who say they fit a half size large.
     
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    I'm kind fo debating getting a pair, don't know if I can pull it off tho..maybe I should just stick to spending my money on sneakers
     
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    So what size would I get? I wear an 8.5 in chucks, 9.5 in Dunks, 10 in Dunk SBs, 9.5 in Vans Slip-Ons...
     
  10. Caleb

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    Anyone have an opinion on desert boots and skinnier jeans, I saw some at apc this weekend of all places and wasn't sure if they were a collaboration but they looked fairly slim profile wise.
     
  11. Jared

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    I got a pair of brown oily desert boots from a store called gravity pope for 90CND. And I agree with the other members here who say they fit a half size large.
    Ah, I didn't even think to look at Gravity Pope! They do indeed have a large collection of Clarks on their website - for CA$160 regular. [​IMG][​IMG] Oh well, now I know how to get my size... By half a size large, I assume you guys mean someone who normally wears size 12 shoes should buy 11.5 Clarks.
     
  12. nino

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    I wear a 13 in chucks and 13 in desert boots. Desert boots are ever so slightly roomier because they have a roomy toebox. For me chucks size = clarks size.
    By the way youll love the desert boots, the crepe sole makes them super comfy. I think they are so simple and good looking and work with so many outfits. Now I just have to get a couple pairs on the other colors.
     
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    No, you wont find them easily in Seattle. I actually had to wait to go to Las Vegas to find them. But there is a place in Ballard called Market Street Shoes that I noticed had them last weekend. They also carry Alife, which is nice. And the boots dont look good with skinny jeans (at least with JR Calis).
     
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    Do they work well with straight leg (514, acne mic, etc) or do I need to go boot cut?
     
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    Do they work well with straight leg (514, acne mic, etc) or do I need to go boot cut?

    Imo they work with slim (slim jims) , straight(lvc 47) and bootcut (ralfs). They seem to be very versatile
     
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    FYI, I just bought a pair of Desert Treks from Footlocker for $60 + s/h&tax after a 40% coupon. I don't like them as much as the Deserts, but I figure I'd try since I can just return them at the local store.

    Desert Treks

    The discount code is FF7JCE57 and is valid through 1/15. Nike, Asics Heely, and Jordan are excluded. Good luck!
     
  17. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    I'ma hafta get me some of these. I've got the same q re: fit...
     
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    i think the clarks desert boots have a much nicer shape than those...
     
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