• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 4: Goodyear welted shoes from Cobbler Union

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 4th auction is for a pair of Goodyear welted Shoes from Cobbler Union. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Opinions needed on a pair of Clarks

seatiger

Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2006
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Hi, need some opiniions on this pair of Clarks.



Is it worth getting at $90USD?
 

dkzzzz

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
5,360
Reaction score
4
Horrible last. Below average quality. Their shoes look better on pictures then on your feet. I bought a pare from Zappos once and returned them right away.
Never buy them without trying. Actually, never buy them, period.
 

Edward Appleby

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2005
Messages
3,246
Reaction score
5
Clarks are great for desert boots and Wallabees, but not much else.
 

seatiger

Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2006
Messages
13
Reaction score
0
Thanks for the advices! I had the impression that Clarks shoes are good since its from UK.
 

JLibourel

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2004
Messages
8,754
Reaction score
467
Originally Posted by seatiger
Thanks for the advices! I had the impression that Clarks shoes are good since its from UK.
Not no more, they ain't! Think Slovenia, China, wherever's cheap. Actually, I shouldn't knock 'em too much. I've gotten good service from some of my Clarks in their proper role as cheap, knockabout shoes for walking the dog, working in the yard...that sort of thing.
 

StevenRocks

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2005
Messages
617
Reaction score
0
I like the idea, but the details are horrible. They're not worth $90.00.
 

Joel_Cairo

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Messages
5,589
Reaction score
7
Have you checked out the new Allen Edmonds Taunton? Its more money, but an infinitely better shoe. It'll last 3 times as long, and look way better along the way.
 

Sator

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
3,083
Reaction score
30
Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
Have you checked out the new Allen Edmonds Taunton? Its more money, but an infinitely better shoe. It'll last 3 times as long, and look way better along the way.
Wonderful suggestion! If you live in the US then go for AE. You would be mortified if you saw how much they charge for them in Japan and Europe. As for how much longer they will last, 3 times is a pretty conservative estimate. I would say that the Clarks will fall apart after a year but the AEs should last you between 10-20 years. If you think you are saving money by buying Chinese made rubbish then you are only kidding yourself. Also AE is made in the good ol' US of A. So support your fellow Americans, look sharp and - in the long term - save yourself some money. Personally I would only get the Clarks if they paid me $90. I would keep the $90 and throw away the shoes.
 

JLibourel

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2004
Messages
8,754
Reaction score
467
Originally Posted by Sator
Wonderful suggestion! If you live in the US then go for AE. You would be mortified if you saw how much they charge for them in Japan and Europe. As for how much longer they will last, 3 times is a pretty conservative estimate. I would say that the Clarks will fall apart after a year but the AEs should last you between 10-20 years. If you think you are saving money by buying Chinese made rubbish then you are only kidding yourself. Also AE is made in the good ol' US of A. So support your fellow Americans, look sharp and - in the long term - save yourself some money.

Personally I would only get the Clarks if they paid me $90. I would keep the $90 and throw away the shoes.


A little unfair to Clarks. I have a pair of made-in-China Clarks that I have owned for four years and walked literally hundreds of miles in while walking my recently deceased dog. All I have ever done for them is daub some Shoe Goo on their worn down heels, and they're good for more miles. I will agree that A-E is a much high-quality, better-made shoe, of course.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 26 3.4%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 132 17.3%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 249 32.6%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 119 15.6%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 8.9%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.2%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,717
Messages
9,222,989
Members
193,605
Latest member
Lovemybed
Top