Clarks Desert Boot

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Clarks Desert Boot
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  • An international classic, the 'Desert Boot' was inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II.
  • Soft, supple suede and full grain leather uppers.
  • Nature-formed last allows for a natural toe spread.
  • Suede-lined counter promotes heel stability.
  • Leather-covered EVA footbed massages the foot with each step.
  • Genuine plantation crepe outsole delivers all-day comfort.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 14 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
    • Shaft: 4 34 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

63% Felt true to size
  • 6% Full size too large
  • 25% Half size too Large
  • 63% True to size
  • 5% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 11% Felt narrower than marked
  • 8% Felt wider than marked
56% Moderate arch support
  • 6% Excellent arch support
  • 56% Moderate arch support
  • 37% No arch support

Item Information

  • An international classic, the 'Desert Boot' was inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II.
  • Soft, supple suede and full grain leather uppers.
  • Nature-formed last allows for a natural toe spread.
  • Suede-lined counter promotes heel stability.
  • Leather-covered EVA footbed massages the foot with each step.
  • Genuine plantation crepe outsole delivers all-day comfort.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 14 in
    • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
    • Shaft: 4 34 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Clarks Desert Boot

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 240 reviews.

Top Positive Review

8 people found this review helpful.

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These shoes are great if you want to be silently light on your feet. I think these would of been great for the Native Americans back in the day.

Read more » « Show less June 17, 2011 by Shawn c
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2 people found this review helpful.

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Very uncomfortable, do not plan on wearing these shoes for a long time. I am very tolerant when it comes to discomfort but this shoe truly is uncomfortable.

Read more » « Show less June 15, 2011 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Awesome boots! I wear the desert boots for all walking around Boston in the fall and winter and they remain comfortable. I also went on a moderately long hike the other day in them and they felt great. I do find that Clarks in general run a size smaller than whatever size Nike sneaker I wear, but the width is true to me.

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  • from Boston, MA
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've been wearing Clarks desert boots and wallabe boots for years now. They are comfortable, versatile and stylish. These desert boots are no exception. The dark tan suede version...a little stiffer suede than my light tan ones out of the box. Desert boots and Wallabe models have no real arch support to speak of, and run about a half size large. (I normally wear an 8.5M in pretty much every brand, but an 8M in Clarks desert boots, wallabe and jink models fit me well. I suppose you could add arch support with a gel insole, but you may want to buy our normal size in this boot if you do that as the insole would make the boot fit a bit more snug. That's just my guess. Regardless, these are nice boots and well made. Additionally, the crepe soles actually perform well on icy surfaces, but don't take that as an excuse to not use good judgment on ice. And while these boots are versatile, don't expect them to keep your feet dry in rain/snow. They are *not* lined throughout and not waterproof sealed. Desert boots and chukkas in general are having their day right now with mass popularity, but these carry classic styling that you can/will want to wear long after the fad passes. Great way differentiate your style from the average gym-shoe-everywhere wearing guy.

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  • from Omaha
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Left boot is fine.. Right boot is digging into the ankle area for some wierd reason.. bugging me.. just gonna keep wearing them, hopefully that goes away... In VANs, i wear a 12.. i got these in 11.5 and it seems a good fit.. except for the heal, ankle bite thing.. kinda irritating.

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

  • - customer
  • from southern california
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I've had these shoes for a little over a year now. I liked them at first, but I don't think I'll replace them with the same shoe. New ones are necessary, as the soles are now a gummy mess. It almost seems as though they've melted a bit, and I stick to things if I stay in one spot too long. The upper part of the shoe is very comfortable. The soft leather is very soft. While gentle on the foot, though, it has resulted in a collapse midway up the wall of the shoe. It's like the top tier of a layered cake that's too heavy and is sinking into the bottom layer. Mmm, cake... Another odd thing about this shoe is that it seems as though the toe doesn't point up at all. The result is that I frequently catch the front part of my shoe on the ground and trip-hop like a moron. Perhaps I shuffle too much, and this shoe just makes me aware of it. Really, though I'd rather change my shoe than change myself.

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love Clarks desert boots. Been buying them for many years, just bought 3 more pr: black, brown, taupe (suede). All look great. A few grumbles... this new taupe color is lighter than the previous. I like the earlier taupe better, seemed to be a warmer grey. Saw one comment about the black boot developing lighter color along the crease lines. True that these newer chukkas must use a different dye process. So, dude, have you ever heard of black shoe polish? It will darken the creases. All are extremely comfortable, don’t tire my feet, and as they get worn-in, feel better and better. Could they use a bit more arch support? Maybe. But they don’t seem to bother me at all. The crepe soles are great for long walks, and are completely silent even on the hardest surfaces. But these are primarily for casual wear, don’t exactly work with a tux ; ) Tho you might get away with the black and maybe one or two others in semi-formal situations in a pinch. Buy 'em a half-size larger and you can wear heavier socks for even the coldest winter days (but don’t get the suede ones wet). What the heck more do you want from a pair of shoes!?

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • - customer
  • from Southern California
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