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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

519 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

497 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/24/01
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Teenage companion. Living in Lagos, Nigeria in 1971, these were the only real quality shoes you could buy. The only other brand was Bata. I thought they were the ugliest, but had a lot of teen "firsts" while wearing them. They held up extremly well in the tropical heat and downpours of equatorial Africa. My dad and brother wore them too. Our "dessies" felt right at home when we were in Kenya's Tsavo game park sneaking through the red dust and acquiring its color while trying to photograph rhino. Their last encore was dinner at the swank Dorchester Hotel in London where strangers of equally swank pedigrees complimented us on how well one of their national icons fared in a posh setting. Years later, in 2001 I renewed my bond with them and still attest to their comfort and classic styling and compliments received even though my safaris are limited to the hot and dusty streets of urban America. Cheerio!

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22 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/25/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Cute but not so comfy. I purchased these for my hubby for Christmas. He wore them a couple of times with very heavy socks, but the backs still cut into the backs of his legs and made him bleed. He has since glued "foam" into the backs of the shoes, but they still hurt him. I think I may have wasted a few bucks on this pair of shoes!

Additional 499 Desert Boot Clarks Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2012

Anonymous

from West Coast

Great looking shoes. I ordered the red and they really stand out. The red are a little trickier to tie, since the laces loop around buttons instead of going through holes, but the buttons really add to the look. I Scotchgarded them before I wore them, though, since they are fabric and probably could stain. Many reviewers said they run big, but I wear an 11 and the 11 in this shoe was perfect on me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2012

J

from Cambridge

There is absolutely nothing to compare to the desert boot. They are comfortable, and conservatively stylish. They wear well and last long. This is my 6th pair of dbs. The best part about the worn taupe is that even when they get wet, they still look the same. They're not perfect. You can't run in them, but are great for work and going out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 4, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

I love these shoes. They're comfortable, look great, and can be worn for almost any occasion. Lastly I love Zappos, it was shipped within 2 days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots are very comfortable after a considerable break-in period. They improve with age in both looks and comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 29, 2012

Chap

from Chester Island

Beautiful boots. I went with the reviews and decided to size down. I'm glad I did because they fit perfectly. Great service as always; very pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

This was the first pair of Clark's desert boots that I have purchased since they began offering them in anything but sand/suede. I went with black leather for versatility (you can dress them up as needed, but mostly with jeans) and I could not be happier. They have a similar look to Doc Martens but without the loud yellow stitching. I have been wearing them for about two weeks now, and the leather seems to be of good quality so far. It does not scuff too easily. They are just a classic and highly versatile boots at a good value. They are comfortable, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Doc Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from your mamma

Awesome boots overall! Perfect quality, function, comfort, and style. honest, a really solid buy regardless of your motivations. Got these to replace a suede pair of another brand, that's lifespan was brief. These are superior, materials, quality, etc. my dad saw them and thought they were his from the 60's. Timeless! Buy them now! My advice only,get them in leather, and in dark colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2012

LC

from Virginia

The leather of the upper is soft and supple from day one. The sole is made of a soft rubber, and discolors quickly, but not in a bad way - it adds to the character, and the discoloration is localized to the bottom of the sole. Note the sides that are visible during casual wear. Overall a very comfortable casual boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg Desert Boot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2012

Anonymous

from College Station, Texas

I love these boots. They might be the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned! Not only that, they look great. Order the size that matches your boot size, these seem to run about one size large.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2012

Justin C

from Des Moines, IA

Amazing shoes. I ordered mine half a size smaller (usually wear 9.5), and they fit me just right. Be prepared to break them in, and be aware that the leather will show creases and signs of wear as soon as you put them on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Jeff

from Minnesota

Not a bad shoe. I would recommend putting a stain resistant coating of some kind on, if at all possible. That being said, the leather, so far, has been easily cleaned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Patrick T

from Portland, OR

Great boots, look very cool yet classy. Size down! I wrestled for over a week to find my size I normally wear a 12 and 11 were a little big but 10.5 were way too small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2012

Brian L

from Moody

Great boot! I usually wear these with some dark jeans and a button down and it looks very good. This is one of a few shoes I own that gets compliments on a regular basis.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

Jim S

from Sonoma, CA

Fit great. Looks great. Very comfortable right out of the box. Tested them on the streets of San Francisco.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

Anonymous

 

I purchased these as Christmas gift for son. He loved them. Said they were very comfortable from very beginning. He loved the style, color and cushioned sole. He is 31 and discerning about his shoes. These earned five stars.

Brands I'd also recommend: As this was a gift, I cannot answer for my son.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great looking boot. Just what I was looking for. Definitely order a 1/2 to a full size smaller than normal. I normally wear a 12, ordered an 11 1/2 and the fit is perfect with thick socks. Zappos delivery was exceptional as usual.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Belleville, IL

After a solid 2 week break-in period they are pretty comfortable. Good for the office and then some.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

Fits about a 1/2 size larger. This is a classic shoe and extremely comfortable, especially when worn with a thicker pair of socks. Feet stay cooler in the summer, and with thick wool socks, they're definitely good for the spring/fall/early winter too. The beeswax leather is waterproof but does require a bit of maintenance to keep it that way. The crepe rubber sole may be harder to repair/replace, but hey it can't be perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2011

Liam H

from Louisville, KY

I bought these in the beeswax leather. I'm normally a 10.5 but opted for a 9.5 since they run a size bigger. It's true. The 9.5 fit great! I've been wearing the boot for 3 days now and it has been painful to break-in but based on what I know about Clarks and what my friends have told me they will eventually become really comfortable. So expect to have an uncomfortable break-in period with these as I am currently experiencing it. The color will lighten with wear however purchasing a beeswax base protectant will solve this issue. The shoe looks great and I already know will better with normal wear and tear! No regrets!

Brands I'd also recommend: Aldo, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Bostonian, UGG, Emu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I love the fit of these shoes. The leather is soft enough that you don't need to break them in but they are durable. They are a great way to dress up a pair of jeans. I found these to run a full size larger.

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland Boot Company

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 26, 2011

Agoglia

from Connecticut

Very good looking, comfortable classic. Color is a great neutral - goes with either grays or browns.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 23, 2011

Diana S

from Mobile, AL

My husband loves these shoes! He bought his regular size and they were a perfect fit. A little snug but once he worn them the first time they gave to the form of his foot. He highly recommends them to anyone who loves this style! The soles are very cushiony and feel so nice on your feet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2011

Jim J

from Pittsburgh

The shoes are great. Comfortable, stylish and can be casual or even a bit dressy! I liked them so much I bought a pair in brown, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Plainview, NY

Great shoe. Soft, comfortable and a throwback from the past. I think I had these 40 years ago.

Brands I'd also recommend: John Varvatos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2011

Dan P

from Gilbert, Arziona

The fit is good, but should order 1/2 less for truer feel. I like the inside lining but he outside color is not as dark as the caption. You can never go wrong with Clarks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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