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Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. MaxHeadroom

    MaxHeadroom Active Member

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    I know these aren't db's but stumbled upon these on yoox. Does anyone have any info on these, I've never seen them before.

    http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/CLARKS.../sr_shoesmen80

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    It's like cars... once someone invents a popular style, every manufacturer has to have their own version.

    Anyway, I have a question.

    I managed to try on some Clarks desert boots the other day, and Im actually wondering what all the fuss is about. They seemed ok, but the insole seemed rather "flat", and the boots themselves felt really thin and flimsy.

    My opinion is that they're more a fashion item than something practical.

    But.... I really like the appearance and style of this type of boot.

    Are Clarks the best?
    Or are they just good for the price?

    Can anyone recommend something that seems more, erm, robust?

    Would I be better looking at chukka boots, or are they the same thing?
     


  2. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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  3. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    Sigh... I think the Magnificent Bastard puts it best...

    & after all, um, this IS the Clarks DB thread... .


    Robert, do you go with the same desert boots size as your Jack Purcell size? Most people say to size down but I assume that's counting on a lot of stretch. What's your experience on sizing and stretching?
     


  4. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I wear an 11 in JPs but a 10.5 in Clarks DBs. Has something to do with the boot thing. I find most boots I've ever worn seem to run big. I think for most people, the DBs tend to run about 1/2 size big.

    I don't think the DBs stretch much, though.
     


  5. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    I wear an 11 in JPs but a 10.5 in Clarks DBs. Has something to do with the boot thing. I find most boots I've ever worn seem to run big. I think for most people, the DBs tend to run about 1/2 size big. I don't think the DBs stretch much, though.
    Is the db size your dress shoe size also (leather-soled, e.g. Allen edmonds)? Pretty much all sneakers (JP, adidas originals, etc.) I wear are marked .5-1 size bigger than my dress shoes size.
     


  6. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    No, my dress shoes are usually 11s too.
     


  7. marmitt

    marmitt New Member

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    I'm definitely buying some of these boots. They look very nice.
     


  8. underwearer

    underwearer Senior member

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    I wear 9.5 in JPs, 8in DBs, 8 Chucks, 7.5 GTs, 9.5 asics, 9.5 vans, 10 addidas
     


  9. givemefive

    givemefive Senior member

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    Sigh... I think the Magnificent Bastard puts it best... & after all, um, this IS the Clarks DB thread... .
    He might be wrong. I'm pretty sure the inspiration to make the DB was taken from the shoe used by soldiers in WWII that was purchased in markets in Africa.
     


  10. click here

    click here Senior member

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    Don't know if this was posted, I didn't bother checking so sorry if it has.

    From PrettyGreen.com:

    Liam worked closely with the Clarks Originals design team in Somerset to develop a Pretty Green version of the classic Desert Boot. He had a clear vision of what he wanted; though still carrying the signature Originals design, the boot has a wider and more rounded toe and lower heel, creating a slimmer profile than the original.

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    What do you guys think? The green one looks interesting.
     


  11. bimmernate

    bimmernate Senior member

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    How do I clean the suede I have some water spots.

    (I know its been answered I dont want to read through 193 pages)
     


  12. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Is there any chance we could retire this thread now? This is getting really old. Even for me.
     


  13. nakedundermyclothes

    nakedundermyclothes Senior member

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    then stop posting in it and/or checking it
     


  14. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    I can't.
     


  15. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    I had wanted to buy some clark desert-boots for some time but went with some Tod's recently...they are much more decadent: they cost way too much and already start to fall apart after two shortish walks, also they look much nicer and are Italian so I'd recommend them to anyone with taste.

    p.s. think I'll never buy those (Clarks), though, I always buy boat-shoes...
     


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