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Clarks Desert Boots

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

  1. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    re Itsmedeka: No, but this does make me want to ask--why no love for the lowly Trek? I know they're not trendy, but I have a pair in beeswax and always get complements on them. Anyone?
     


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    re Itsmedeka: No, but this does make me want to ask--why no love for the lowly Trek? I know they're not trendy, but I have a pair in beeswax and always get complements on them. Anyone?

    I agree they are a very lovely shoe, only selling to size down [​IMG]
     


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    What's the consensus on wearing desert boots with shorts?

    I like the look, but I'm worried it's a bit affected/ J Crew catalog. Thoughts?
     


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    Hey some nice colours here. I'm an old boatshoes afficionado but last year I tried on some desert boots- only they didn't have such cool colours: only that dune/sand one (of that I heard that it is the classical one)...but it somehow didnt fit me well..somehow looked too chunky...yet that "beeswax" one mentioned above looks very good- will try to find it here in bella Europa. [​IMG]
     


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    Just ordered some sand suede in 11.5, my normal size is 12 so this fingers crossed..
     


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    What's the consensus on wearing desert boots with shorts?

    I like the look, but I'm worried it's a bit affected/ J Crew catalog. Thoughts?


    This was discussed quite recently here.

    It works, but not for everyone.
     


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    ^ Thanks. Can't believe I missed that thread.
     


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    This was discussed quite recently here.

    It works, but not for everyone.


    I say it doesn't work, but is passable for some [​IMG]
     


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    If I treat a pair of clark's with mink's oil or something, they would defenitely be darker right?
     


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    If I treat a pair of clark's with mink's oil or something, they would defenitely be darker right?

    I took a pair of tan/beigish suede Merona (target) desert boots and impregnated them with waterproofing Sno-Seal, which is a beeswax based waterproofer. Darkens the suede and messes with the nap, but i really like the look. It's a nice dark brown now and the thread and laces are contrast tan/beige. Also, water just beads right off, I stomped around a few puddles today just to test it out.

    Also, mink oil will. Though i've heard mink oil also softens up the leather (not necessarily in a good way) and also dries out and rots in the leather over time since it is what it is, an animal product.... I can't say that's true, just what i feel like i've heard before.
     


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    thanks, i guess ill pull the trigger on some sand suedes
     


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    I'm new to this site/forum so please excuse me if this has been discussed before, I have 3 pairs of the Desert Trek Boots and a couple Wallabees (yeah I need help, I'm addicted) various styles but my favorite is the Sand Suede color. Does anyone know how to clean the sand suede properly?
     


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    Shoe stores and even places like Target sell suede cleaning kits that basically consist of an eraser and a brush. You use the eraser to rub out stains and dirt and such, and the brush to restore the nap of the suede. You should also spray the shoe with a suede protectant, also sold in shoe stores, Target, et al, before wearing the first time.
     


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