I have worn Clarks
Natureveldts in the past which I purchased while living in California in the late 90's and 2000's. I am a Doctor in my forties and stay on my feet throughout the entire day. Although my first pair that were purchased took a period of break in time like a baseball glove, they were always comfortable and molded to my feet. Maybe from the quality leather used at the time. With that being said, I ended up purchasing two more pair in different colors. I truly have never had a shoe fit so well and be so comfortable. I actually could tell when I wore something other than my Clarks
. They were not as easy on my feet throughout the day. I literally put hundreds of miles on my Naturveldts over a six to eight year period. One day many years later I felt as if I needed to change my style of shoe wardrobe so I gave all my Natureveldts to Goodwill. Over ten years later I got past the style phase and noticed a pair of Clarks
on the internet. I truly could not believe my eyes. Immediately I purchased a pair and called my wife to inform her that I was back in business. Excitement was in the air but would be short lived. Upon receiving the Natureveldts in the mail, I felt as if I were at a drive-thru window and didn't get my correct order and was already down the road several miles. The newer Natureveldts are cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap. As soon as I picked them up, I could see that they were not of the old craftsmanship from the past. The leather was soft and flexible compared to the old sturdy ones. When I walked it sounded like I was wearing a pair of cowboy boots
on a hard surface. The inner portion of the shoe other than the sole is extremely cheaply made and has a short life written all over it. I can't believe one could take in my opinion the best shoe and turn it into junk. I don't see how Clarks
would put their name on it. Bring back the old ones and you will have a customer for life. Until then, I'll just hold off in great disappointment.