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Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. CityofAngles

    CityofAngles Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of anywhere i can buy some of these desert boots in a retail store for a good price? or is it retail price everywhere?
     
  2. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Does anyone know of anywhere i can buy some of these desert boots in a retail store for a good price? or is it retail price everywhere?

    They go on sale at JCPenny's alll the time.
     
  3. johndhi

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    Can anyone offer an opinion on how these would fare in cold weather? I'm looking to get some boots to wear when my it's 20-30 degrees out and my Keds make my feet hurt. Are the soles thicker, and how about the leather on top?
     
  4. pseudonym

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    ^ I'm wearing my Burgundy Suede Buschacres (basically DBs) right now in NYC 25-degree weather.

    I've found that the socks make the difference. If you pair your DBs with thick wool socks, you're good to go.

    PS - I'm wearing Uniqlo Heattech thick socks right now, and my feet are super toasty.

    PPS - Don't worry about soles.
     
  5. phaseshift

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    ^ I'm wearing my Burgundy Suede Buschacres (basically DBs) right now in NYC 25-degree weather.

    I've found that the socks make the difference. If you pair your DBs with thick wool socks, you're good to go.

    PS - I'm wearing Uniqlo Heattech thick socks right now, and my feet are super toasty.

    PPS - Don't worry about soles.


    ^ this, and also get some suede protector and spray it genorously
     
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    I have never had suede shoes/boots before. Is there a difference between the suede protectors and how "generous" should one be (e.g. several layers). What is the easiest/best product to use (are these sprays?)? I was thinking of getting a suede cleaning kit from Saphire, does that make sense or is there an easier solution and this is a waste of money? Anything else I should consider?

    Thanks

    BTW: I got the cola's...
     
  8. Jared7

    Jared7 Senior member

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    I wanna pick up a pair in beeswax but the UK site doesn't offer that version. Discontinued?
     
  9. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    I have never had suede shoes/boots before. Is there a difference between the suede protectors and how "generous" should one be (e.g. several layers). What is the easiest/best product to use (are these sprays?)? I was thinking of getting a suede cleaning kit from Saphire, does that make sense or is there an easier solution and this is a waste of money? Anything else I should consider?

    Thanks

    BTW: I got the cola's...


    I just got some Kiwi All Protectors from Nordstrom, I sprayed it once waited about 30 minutes and sprayed it again. When I say generous...more than normal I guess. But not tooooo much make sure you get the crevices where the suede meets the sole
     
  10. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Does anyone know of anywhere i can buy some of these desert boots in a retail store for a good price? or is it retail price everywhere?

    Angels

    Info isn't free but i'll do you a favor. Look back a page or two and read what I wrote. And you're welcome [​IMG]
     
  11. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    I wanna pick up a pair in beeswax but the UK site doesn't offer that version. Discontinued?

    Amazon still has them up, not sure about international orders for amazon but I'm sure it will work out
     
  12. phaseshift

    phaseshift Senior member

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    Angels

    Info isn't free but i'll do you a favor. Look back a page or two and read what I wrote. And you're welcome [​IMG]


    I found mine at a Nordstrom Rack, they had beeswax and sand
     
  13. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    ^ I'm wearing my Burgundy Suede Buschacres (basically DBs) right now in NYC 25-degree weather.

    I've found that the socks make the difference. If you pair your DBs with thick wool socks, you're good to go.

    PS - I'm wearing Uniqlo Heattech thick socks right now, and my feet are super toasty.

    PPS - Don't worry about soles.


    the burgundy suedes are beautiful boots. i just dont have the style to pull them off.
     
  14. Jared7

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    Amazon still has them up, not sure about international orders for amazon but I'm sure it will work out

    Nice one, I'm on it.
     
  15. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    as i said before, i bought sand and beeswax over the weekend. i'm not a big fan of the beeswax but bought it anyway in case my mind changed. i dont like leather boots that are "lighter" than the typical dark brown. i heard sno seal or the obenauf's make the beeswax darker.

    is this the case? any pics? if i like the look then ill keep. if not, im going to return or can proxy (size 9) bnwob
     
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    KeepItCln New Member

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    Considering swapping the laces for brown. Any one know where to purchase? Much appreciated.

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  17. CityofAngles

    CityofAngles Well-Known Member

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    So i got a chance to check out some Desert Boots today (sand and beeswax). I liked them but the opening of my jeans (Naked and Famous Wierd Guy) where it touches the shoes is too narrow so it looks funny. If i get these shoes, need to get some new jeans then!

    Anyone have any pics of them wearing the sand boots casually for ideas?
     
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    the burgundy suedes are beautiful boots. i just dont have the style to pull them off.

    Blasphemy.

    I feel that they go well with everything. They're no different than sand or beeswax.
     
  19. gettoasty

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    So you're saying that the taper of your jeans is too small? As in it sits on top of the boot? I think it can work either way, it might look like a boot tuck if you do it right. You need to have confidence in what you wear!

    edit:
    they may or may not have some great stacks too!
     
  20. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    So i got a chance to check out some Desert Boots today (sand and beeswax). I liked them but the opening of my jeans (Naked and Famous Wierd Guy) where it touches the shoes is too narrow so it looks funny. If i get these shoes, need to get some new jeans then!

    Anyone have any pics of them wearing the sand boots casually for ideas?


    so, you're saying your jeans are too "narrow" aka tapered?! if so, thats the BEST look. the straight leg look on db's look . . . "young" and just not right. it's my opinion but db's are for the boot wearer that is older and like things fitted.
     

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