Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. Jack Trick

    Jack Trick Active Member

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    Okay so I was brushing my teeth and dropped a few bits of water on my clarks, and what the fuck. Instant stain, can't get it out. tried rubbing with a dry cloth, didn't do anything. tried rubbing with a damp cloth, made it worse.

    I googled solutions to water stains on suede, and I found a lot of different ones that are all tedious and annoying.

    Is there an easy or efficient way to get water stains out my clarks?

    and I do plan on getting them treated after fixing them.


    I had that happen with a pair of sand suede ones of mine. It was a pin prick of water, about half a centimeter in diameter. It got there when I was washing my hands in the morning, and it showed up very dark on the shoe.

    The way I got rid of it was wetting my fingers with a bit of water, shaking off excess (damp cloth probably would work fine), and rubbing it slightly over the area on the dot and around it. Later on that day, I took a round brush (http://www.thecosmeticmarket.com/ima...oundBrushL.jpg) and buffed the area in a circular pattern. After that, the spot had completely vanished. If you've got a suede brush, that would probably work better. I didn't have one handy at the time.
     


  2. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Nah, just wear them in the rain, rough them up.
    I tried to baby mine for a while, its futile.
    And silly, they're boots.
    It's like when you get a new pair of white shoes, and they look goofy at first, and then you get one mark on them and it looks silly but later once they're all evenly beat, they look good.


    +1

    Guys, these are beater boots. Embrace the scuffs.
     


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    Robert Senior member

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    They get better looking the more beat up they get, too.
     


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    I have a pair of the sand suedes too and I had been meaning to spray them with a waterproof protector, but it slipped my mind and wore them out one day without checking the weather forecast. Needless to say they are covered in small dark brown spots and if anything they look 100 times better than they did brand new. Picked up a pair of beeswax from Nordstrom Rack yesterday ($49.99!) and I can't wait to beat the hell out of those.
     


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    I have a pair of the sand suedes too and I had been meaning to spray them with a waterproof protector, but it slipped my mind and wore them out one day without checking the weather forecast. Needless to say they are covered in small dark brown spots and if anything they look 100 times better than they did brand new. Picked up a pair of beeswax from Nordstrom Rack yesterday ($49.99!) and I can't wait to beat the hell out of those.

    Yeah I dont even worry about my sand anymore. The more character the better, and I have been caught out at least twice. And I lol'd at the Nordstrom Rack comment I was in one the other day and was tempted to buy a beeswax and a sand simply because they were cheap!
     


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    For beeswax leather, any kind of care necessary? Same as other leather shoes? Conditioner + polish/wax? Or just let nature and time work their magic?
     


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    For beeswax leather, any kind of care necessary? Same as other leather shoes? Conditioner + polish/wax? Or just let nature and time work their magic?
    Avoid polish/wax, you don't want these to look shiny. I'd use a beeswax based conditioner, my brother uses Obenauf's LP on his and is pleased with the results.
     


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    almost no care is needed, just wear them until they look really dry (which shouldn't be until at least after a year of wear) and then give 'em a coat of Obenaufs.
     


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    Man, I've been looking everywhere for the beeswax DB's. Does any store have them in stock?
     


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    I, and apparently a few others, have had good luck at Nordstrom Rack. The last one I was at had several sizes on sale.
     


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    Man, I've been looking everywhere for the beeswax DB's. Does any store have them in stock?

    Banana republic has them online. They usually have a 25% off coupon every few weeks.
     


  13. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Banana republic has them online. They usually have a 25% off coupon every few weeks.


    Like right now.
    25 percent off sale ends today.
     


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    I have a pair of the sand suedes too and I had been meaning to spray them with a waterproof protector, but it slipped my mind and wore them out one day without checking the weather forecast. Needless to say they are covered in small dark brown spots and if anything they look 100 times better than they did brand new. Picked up a pair of beeswax from Nordstrom Rack yesterday ($49.99!) and I can't wait to beat the hell out of those.

    +1

    I love the sand suedes for just this reason; no other color will really wear in the same way. They look so goofy out of the box - like any white shoe, really - but they wear-in fast, and look better the longer you wear them. I just wish the crepe sole didn't wear out so quickly; you can get a year out of these, maybe, but I wouldn't stretch it any longer. Might just be me, of course; walking around campus all day tends to age my shoes at an accelerated rate.
     


  15. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Has anyone tried to resole their DBs?

    If so, what kind of sole did you go with and how did it turn out?
     


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