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Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. Vashin

    Vashin Senior member

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    snow will kill you if you wear DBs. Also salt owns the suede
     


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    snow will kill you if you wear DBs. Also salt owns the suede

    add character or straight kill?
     


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    wagthesam Senior member

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    ^^ Also interested in the answer.
     


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  5. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    snow will kill you if you wear DBs. Also salt owns the suede

    Soak through the leather or crepe or something? I mean, i wore some whatever leather sneakers with rubber soles in light snow and it wasn't a huge problem. I'm not gonna be donning sorel snow boots every time there is a little bit of snow
     


  6. Vashin

    Vashin Senior member

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    well light snow should be ok, but chances of slipping is high. I do live in Canada though so shit gets pretty whack sometimes
     


  7. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I mean, i'm not talking about blizzard knee high snow type stuff. Sucks to hear the crepe slips so much. I guess i was curious as to how crepe holds in snow/salt type stuff.
     


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    Mundane Sizing question

    I am a size 7 wide in sperry originals

    What should I get in these. I have no way of trying them on IRL
     


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    I mean, i'm not talking about blizzard knee high snow type stuff. Sucks to hear the crepe slips so much. I guess i was curious as to how crepe holds in snow/salt type stuff.

    Suede holds fine, I just find that it's slippery (as in, you'll fucking slip and crack your head). And sizing, yeah, stick to your chuck size.
     


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    raginberriodoom Senior member

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    just wipe the salt off after each wear, should be fine right? i wore clarks dbs sometimes through light snow and it was fine. just gotta tread carefully
     


  11. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Suede holds fine, I just find that it's slippery (as in, you'll fucking slip and crack your head). And sizing, yeah, stick to your chuck size.

    Perfect. Just what i was looking for, thanks. Sucks about the slipping but whatever. I should just superglue some sticky stuff to them or something [​IMG]
     


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    I haven't had any problems slipping (more so than usual), it just sucks when the snow soaks through the leather.
     


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    Perfect. Just what i was looking for, thanks. Sucks about the slipping but whatever. I should just superglue some sticky stuff to them or something [​IMG]

    Ya but just to clarify, it's not exactly the crepe sole. What I've noticed is that walking through the snow builds up a thin, compact layer of slippery snow/ice residue on the bottom of my soles, so it's more like I'm walking on slippery ice with... slippery ice.

    Same thing has happened to all my non-rubber bottomed shoes.
     


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    for me, it seems like normally the crepe sole is pretty soft and grippy, but when in snow, it gets cold and thus the sole becomes super hard and slick.
     


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    I wore my DBoots occasionally through an Iowa winter and slippage was minimal if you're careful (who isn't careful when walking on ice/snow anyway?). Actually, I usually fall at least once a year, mostly when stepping down a level and being over-confident, but that didn't happen at all this last year and we had quite a winter. Do with this information as you will.
     


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