Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. Stylin-1

    Stylin-1 Senior member

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    ^^I think the beeswax looks cheap in person. I like the distressed leather taupe and grey, and also the sand suede.
     


  2. mr. burns

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    i didn't like the brand new beeswax color. i darkened them with chelsea leather food and i liked it a lot more. and they're not even worn down. just dirty. :]
     


  3. givemefive

    givemefive Senior member

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    D boots have two different soles. One is more substantial crepe than the other. The beeswax version always (to my knowledge) has the more substantial sole. The suedes are harder to find with the thicker sole but I'm keeping my eyes out for some on sale. I want some greys. Mine got really dark after keeping them in my closet all summer. They are dirty from all the rain in the bay this week but here's an idea: [​IMG]
     


  4. Robert

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    The beeswax always remind me too much of Doc Martin boots. I much prefer any of the suede colors.
     


  5. amnesiac

    amnesiac Senior member

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    The beeswax always remind me too much of Doc Martin boots.

    Except for the shape of the toe, the stitching color, the color and type of leather, the color and texture of the sole, the height of the boot.

    I got my dad a pair of beeswax DBs and after some sno-seal they darkened nicely and they're better than the other clarks he was casually wearing before.
     


  6. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    The problem with non-suede clarks is that when you are actually wearing them all you see is the toe and a bit of the laces so they kind of look like timberlands or any generic boot.

    IMO
     


  7. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    That might be more what I'm getting at. They look to me like any other leather boot. Suede does something else to them.
     


  8. gastarbeider

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    the beeswax actually look pretty good. at least in photos. don't recall seeing them in person before. who gives a siht if someone thinks the look like timberlands, or doc martins? anyway, i did a rudimentary search, and apparently there is no mention of my impulse buy db's from 3 years ago. [​IMG]
     


  9. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Clarks? Have never seen any w/ the stitch at base of tongue or the red stitch.
     


  10. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    My grey seude after 2.75 years of fairly regular wear. They've been through rain, snow, dewy spring grass, sun, everything. Still holding up fairly well.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Clarks? Have never seen any w/ the stitch at base of tongue or the red stitch.

    correct.
     


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    [​IMG]

    These are fucking beautiful
     


  13. mr. burns

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    just wish they didn't give me knee pains when wearing them multiple days in a row. got some insoles and they didn't help.
     


  14. ArteEtLabore14

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    Which do you lot like better, Beeswax Leather or Taupe Suede?
     


  15. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I bought some "beeswax" desert boots off ebay about a bit over a month ago. Sized down half a size, ordered the beeswax because i think it's the most versatile of the bunch, being that it can be worn in the rain, and the colour goes with a lot.

    When they arrived they looked more like the "taupe distressed" colour. The colour really grew on me and I love them for their comfort and versatility.

    Anyway, tonight i decided to put some generic leather conditioner/protector on them. It darkened the colour significantly to more what i originally thought the beeswax colour would be. I'm actually a little disappointed, because the distressed taupe had really grown on me. You can clearly see in the picture which boot i put the conditioner on.
    [​IMG]

    I've just ordered some grey suede ones, as i think they'll be pretty versatile too. I could see myself ending up with a lot of DBs...
     


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