Clarks Point Taken Desert Boots

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  1. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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    Clarks Desert boots with a more pointed toe. Only available in Europe and Asia. Has anybody seen or tried these on? My parents are leaving for London tomorrow and I am thinking about asking them to pick me up a pair but I don't know anything about the fit. Here's a link:

    http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/keyword...ks+point+taken
     


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    Looks like a rip off of my pierre hardys.

    Much better than the original.
     


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    Robert Senior member

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    Sorry. I don't get it. "Owes much to the Originals..."

    Makes me go: "What the fuck is wrong with the Originals?"
     


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    Heh. Nothing wrong with the originals. Ignore the marketspeak. :)

    I like these. If I ever get another pair of desert boots I might have to get the brown suede PTs.

    "Clark PTDBs" ?
     


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    Makes me go: "What the fuck is wrong with the Originals?"
    The shape of toe box is what is wrong with the originals. It's way too round and down right inelegant. I really like desert boots in general, but I have never liked Clark's original Desert boot. These however, at least in the picture, look much better.
     


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    Robert Senior member

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    The shape of toe box is what is wrong with the originals. It's way too round and down right inelegant.

    I really like desert boots in general, but I have never liked Clark's original Desert boot. These however, at least in the picture, look much better.



    Seriously? I just don't see that. Maybe I do.

    I guess my point is that the desert boot original seems like it's a difficult thing to improve on. To me, at least, it seems perfect. It worked for Steve McQueen, after all. It's classic. Why change a classic? It's like saying the John Coltrane's Favorite Things LP doesn't sound good because it wasn't recorded with today's technology.

    Sorry. I still don't see it.
     


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    I see life a change, but knowing where you came from.

    These actually look good, they seem to have been on the market at least a year now. Wish they'd stock 'em stateside. The model name of them is a little amusing, but I think this is a neat direction.
     


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    It looks like I may have to just take my chances. I'll submit a consumer report.
     


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    Originals are a lot better IMO. Classic for a reason, as they say.
     


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    I like both, the originals look more casual and the point look more fashion-forward, imo desert boots are meant to be beat up and worn casually with cords or denim, but I think both look great, I would like to try these on in person tho, too bad they arent avail here
     


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    I don't really see that big a difference?
    Judging from the pair I have in real life and those pics...
     


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    i like the slightly narrower toe on those point takens compared to their desert boots

    i just had a friend in the UK to do a pickup and send em to me in US
     


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    yeah those are pretty sweet

    reminds me of OC dessert boots
     


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    ^ya i wanted the OC desert boots but dont have 300+ to spend on shoes :-/
     


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    Clarks Desert boots with a more pointed toe. Only available in Europe and Asia. Has anybody seen or tried these on? My parents are leaving for London tomorrow and I am thinking about asking them to pick me up a pair but I don't know anything about the fit. Here's a link:

    http://www.clarks.co.uk/find/keyword...ks+point+taken


    Much better last shape from above, "Fran." But it's the line of the vamp viewed from the side that bugs me about both models.
     


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