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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

518 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

47% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

55% "Moderate arch support"

496 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!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

Love these boots. They feel great. I get compliments about them all over the place. The one downside is that if you wear cotten socks with them, they start to smell bad. Odor eaters are recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2012

Jim L

from Tampa, FL

Best shoes for long distance driving I have ever owned. Recommend you read Peter H. Capsticks books on wearing them during African Safaris, and Rommels troops using them in the Africa Corps. As Damon Runyon wrote, "a story goes with them."

Brands I'd also recommend: Allen Edmonds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 16, 2012

Henry S

from New York, NY

Great shoes, but they do run a little big. Make sure you put water protector on before going in the rain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2012

Jonny A

from Dallas, TX

I just ordered this on Saturday night, it got here on Monday. Like everyone has said, the ankles probably do need breaking in. I ordered the beeswax leather and even after a couple of steps in them I saw they were getting the little creases on top which I liked. The sole felt pretty comfortable. As for size, I wear a 10 for NIke/Asics. I ordered a size 10, it doesn't seem to run all that large to me, but people can have different experiences I guess. If it did run large, I could see only up to a half size larger - a full size is a little hyperbolic, from my view. Anyway, great stuff.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry Top-Sider

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Madison, WIsconsin

I bought these boots for our son for Christmas and he loves them. They do run big so I would recommend ordering a size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Asheboro, NC

Ordered this boot for my daughter's boyfriend. Of course when I placed the order I order 1/2 size to big but Zappos excellent customer service was able to go the extra mile to get it exchanged for the correct size before shipping out! The recipient of the boot says that the boot wears great and looks great too. Very satisfied customer. Thanks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 4, 2012

Brian P

 

Nice boots. I see why they are popular. The beeswax is a great choice. I wear a size 12 and followed the recommendation to go down to an 11.5. I had to return them and go down to an 11. These definitely run big because of the UK sizing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2011

Jeff K

from Irvine, CA

Great shoe. I get compliments all the time. My shoelace snapped after about half a year but no problem, I just tied the two pieces together. Only real complaint is the shoebed. Be warned. There is little to no arch support, so if you have a decent arch in your foot, you will experience foot-ache and fatigue if you are standing in these shoes for an hour or more. I'm not sure how this applies to people who have flat feet or are used to flat shoes. I had to go out and buy footbeds for these shoes, and I use Superfeet. The shoes are rugged. I don't brush the suede or clean them, and my jeans rub their color on them, but that's the whole point of why I bought them. Low-main rugged boot. The glue around the edges of the leather and sole came off a little in areas, but the stitching is legit and holding. No real problems. The shoe is slippery on wet slick floors so be careful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2011

Tyler

from United States

Incredible shoe. very comfortable. Love the style. I like the way the shoe gently supports my foot while being very supple and flexible. I was worried about durability, but I have had these shoes for a year and they still look great. When they first arrived, they were slightly lighter than pictured, but within a week they darkened to look like hte picture, and stayed that way. I was worried they would get dirty quickly, and they do pick up stains and spots, but most seem to fade away after a few days. A few spots have remained. I try not to wear them in the rain. But they are suede and I don't take care of them at all. Also, the suede feels really nice and soft, but its very short suede. The fuzz doesn't stick out much. That's important to me, because it gives it a dressier look. Only con I have is that I have high arches and I couldn't really put any arch support in the shoe because my heel would slip a bit in the back if i did.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Riverside, California

The Desert Boot from "Clarks" is a great shoe! It is super comfortable and fits great if your feet are a little on the wide side. I purchased the bee's wax brown color and from the picture posted it is pretty accurate. The shoe actually falls a small tint lighter than the color in the photo. I ordered a half size smaller and they fit perfect! Great shoe and I will definitely buy these again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Seavees

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2011

Fata, J

from Old Westbury

Great shoe! In the beeswax configuration it can pass for semi dressy shoes for office work. After break-in, which I recommend wearing about the house for several days, they begin to conform to your feet. I walked though some pretty dirty and wet areas and the soles scraped clean on the edge of a step, and I didn't slide like I assumed I would. The crepe absorbs shock and is comfortable. I usually wear a 9.5 wide, and these are a 9.5 medium and they are pretty roomy. It could be wider though, but it's not bad. I used Doc Martens Magic Balsam on them to protect them for now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Crocs, Doc Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2011

Veronica F

from Denver, CO

I bought these as a birthday gift for my husband. He loves them! He wears them everyday!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Palos Verdes CA

Zappos is great as always! Fast delivery time, great price and product just as advertised. Thanks team Zappos! Crepe soles get dirty easy, but hey that's the original desert boot for ya.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sebago

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 18, 2012

Joseph

 

These are great boots, very comfortable, sturdy feeling, and not too heavy. They look great and the leather upper is of high quality. The natural rubber sole provides a lot of shock absorption. My main complaint is that the size was way off. My experience is that these boots are two sizes larger than what I normally wear. So, I wear a 10.5 but I had to get a pair that are 8.5 -- kind of lame. Other than this, pretty sweet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Hudson, NY

This is a great and comfortable classic. They do stain easily, so be sure to spray first with a good quality waterproof.

Brands I'd also recommend: Blundstone

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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