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Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    I mean, wear a pair of thick wool socks and you'll be fine. Where the hell are you that your Fall (Sept-Dec) is frigid? Are your toes that delicate?
    A problem to consider is that the shoes will be too small then. If you buy your shoes true to size to fit with casual/loafer socks, a thicker pair of socks will make the shoes fit smaller.
     


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    Apparently the desert mali is being reissued for FW 2010. From the various web sources, the reissue style might include black, brown, and three types of suede (guessing desert tan, some type of brown, not sure on the 3rd version). UK only, possibly. Anyway, am mildly intrigued.

    Anybody know the price, and of a US source, or a UK dealer willing to deal to the US?


    The Clark's UK site has the Mali up, but won't ship to the US. I asked Oi Polloi, who stock a good number of Clark's models, and they said they ordered it but that the model was canceled by Clark's. So who knows. Shame if it won't get released in the US, though.
     


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    ^^Thanks. Ijust kopped a pair in my size, 11.5. The picture looks like the beeswax but at checkout the color is reading: Grey.

    At $37 bucks, I really don't care.
     


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    Got a pair of Beeswax DB's a few weeks ago and I love them. Found them for about 80 bucks on Amazon, practically any size and color you could want. The issue I have is that they're a little more loose around the ankle than I'd like. I know this normal because of the two-eyelet style, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with modifying the eyelets? My idea is to go to a shoe shop and have them put a third pair of eyelets in. There's enough space to do this, and it seems like it would be a pretty easy thing to do (just punch a hole in the leather and pound in the brass rings, right?). Anyone done anything like this before?
     


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    ^^Thanks. Ijust kopped a pair in my size, 11.5. The picture looks like the beeswax but at checkout the color is reading: Grey. At $37 bucks, I really don't care.
    Do they have only one gray suede? Or are there other ones? I just wanted to be sure what they looked like before ordering. The J. Shoes that American Eagle is selling for ~$50 after coupons would be another alternative I was considering.
     


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    Got a pair of Beeswax DB's a few weeks ago and I love them. Found them for about 80 bucks on Amazon, practically any size and color you could want. The issue I have is that they're a little more loose around the ankle than I'd like. I know this normal because of the two-eyelet style, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with modifying the eyelets? My idea is to go to a shoe shop and have them put a third pair of eyelets in. There's enough space to do this, and it seems like it would be a pretty easy thing to do (just punch a hole in the leather and pound in the brass rings, right?). Anyone done anything like this before?

    for wide around the ankle, you could try either one of those gel heel cushions or a tongue cushion. in my experience british shoes tend to be roomier around the ankle than american shoes. could be that clark's have this fit because they were made in england one day long ago.
     


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    for wide around the ankle, you could try either one of those gel heel cushions or a tongue cushion.


    It's more that they're roomy around the top of the ankle, above my achilles tendon in the back and where a third eyelet would go in the front. They're okay towards the bottom of my ankle and my heel.
     


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    I'm from Toronto and own a pair of Tan Leather desert boots. http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/departm...ct-is-20338820 I want to know if there are any precautions I need to take when the winter hits and salt is all over the place. Thanks.
    I wouldn't wear them in the winter, invest in a more substantial pair of boots for the snow/slush in TO. Those are a neat pair of Clarks though.
     


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    It's more that they're roomy around the top of the ankle, above my achilles tendon in the back and where a third eyelet would go in the front. They're okay towards the bottom of my ankle and my heel.

    This may help.

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  12. wj4

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    I wouldn't wear them in the winter, invest in a more substantial pair of boots for the snow/slush in TO.

    Those are a neat pair of Clarks though.

    +1. I live in Southern California and I don't even wear them in the rain. The material is quite thin and the sole provides practically no traction on wet surfaces.
     


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    I'm from Toronto and own a pair of Tan Leather desert boots.
    http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/departm...ct-is-20338820

    I want to know if there are any precautions I need to take when the winter hits and salt is all over the place.

    Thanks.



    You can slap on as much Obenauf's, Sno-seal and mink oil as possible, and your feet will still get wet and cold during a Toronto winter.

    Desert boots are "boots" in name only. They're not made for winter. Think of them as high top sneakers with only two eyelets.
     


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    Clarks Desert Boots have been on my mind all month. I'm not gonna make it through the week if I don't pick some up. I'm going with the oak or the teak destroyed. I can't wait! Here's the problem though. The teaks look like a different color on EVERY site! Does anyone actually have these?
     


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    The Clark's UK site has the Mali up, but won't ship to the US. I asked Oi Polloi, who stock a good number of Clark's models, and they said they ordered it but that the model was canceled by Clark's. So who knows. Shame if it won't get released in the US, though.

    That is a shame... I had been thinking of getting either the brown leather or dark brown suede, if they ever come out....
     


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