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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

227 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

74% "Moderate arch support"

218 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/17/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

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.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/15/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

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.

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

After wearing these back in the 60s when these were popular, I decided to try another pair. First pair are natural (tan) suede, and I wanted a pair of black ones to wear with black/grey pants. These fit true to size and the crepe soles are comfy. Not much arch support, tho. Big difference in the tan and black -- the suede on the tan is super-soft, and these are much stiffer. They squeaked a ton where the tongue rubs against the upper where the laces go through. Think I've fixed this by rubbing vaseline into the lining where the laces go through. If yours make a lot of noise, try that. I like that they're warm in the winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2012

CP

from North Carolina

The black suede Desert Boot is my first pair of Clarks. The shoe feels solid with the fit and finish also being of high quality. The style is awesome and these things look phenomenal with a pair of jeans. They do take awhile to break in and can be torture on your feet until then. Like mentioned in numerous other reviews, play it safe and order at least a half size down. I had to drop one full size, but thanks to Zappos fantastic service I received the new pair a day later. Can't go wrong with these boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: GBX, Globe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Orange County, CA

These shoes are great. I've worn them every day since I got them. If you’re not used to Clarks be aware that they might hurt your feet the first few times you wear them, but once they are worn in they are the most comfortable shoes ever. Also, be sure to get an entire size smaller than you usually would. They run big.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 23, 2011

Richard L

from Baltimore Md/Hollywood Ca

These boots are the coolest things ever, but what I love most about Zappos is the Customer Service Staff. 1st class all the way.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2011

Tako2407

 

I bought Desert Boot for my husband, who really likes his feet to be warm in winter. So I don't always like his winter boots, but this is the pair we found compromise. It is very comfortable (as he says) and warm and also appropriate for the office. So we both are happy with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2011

Leonard S

from Santa Barbara, CA

Quality seems in line with cost. Nicely finished. Very comfortable to wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: SeaVees

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes were stylish and comfortable. Great quality and came in original box. I have enjoyed them as they go with almost any occasion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2011

Ricardo S

from Trinidad & Tobago

I'm 21 and have been wearing Clarks from the age of 14. I wear Desert Treks, Wallabees, Weavers, and I absolutely love these boots. Kudos to Zappos for lightning fast shipping and excellent customer service. I only wish more colors were offered, because I can only get the moss green ones when i go home to Trinidad....In other news...The suede is very high end, style and comfort levels are on MAXIMUM!! Please purchase - you will never regret it..... P.S.: Love Clarks or jump off a bridge! lol. That is all.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Vans, Converse, Levi's 501, Hush Puppies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2010

Rohan R

from Florida

Just got my Dessert Clarks Boot from Zappos and it smells bad! Love it and if you wear size 9 buy 8.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2010

Marcia M

from Silver Spring, MD

I love these black Clarks Desert Boots. The style and the suede of the boot looks very fashionable and very quality. I wear them every chance I get. I decided to get mens since they weren't available in my size for womens until November/December. I just couldn't wait. These shoes are very comfortable. They make no sound when you walk because the crepe sole is very quiet and you really can tell that they absorb impact. For me (size 11 in women's, wide) the size 9 was slightly narrow, but the shoes stretch out quite quickly. I would definitely recommend these shoes to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2010

Anonymous

from Hagertown, MD

Great boots, comfortable, and I've received compliments every time I've worn these. Zappos service is the best I've experienced in online shopping. I ordered these on Labor Day and the next day these were on my doorstep (on my birthday)!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 18, 2010

Dominic B

from Raleigh, North Carolina

This is my second pair of Desert Boots and I love them. They are extremely comfortable and versatile. It takes a few days to break them in, but after that they are perfect. You can tell they are excellent quality and they hold up, although they look better a little worn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Tacoma, WA

They look good. They fit is a little tight width-wise even after break-in. One thing I didn't see mentioned in the many reviews perused before ordering, the squeak factor. Even after wearing in they are pretty noisy on stairs and concrete floors. I guess it's time to move to the desert. Other than that, quite satisfied.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2010

Philip

from Madison, WI

Fantastic boots. Went a half size down and they fit perfect. Very comfortable and look classy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 9, 2009

Ben v

from brooklyn, new york via amsterdam holland

My mother bought me my first Clarks Desert boots when I was a teenager living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I do not remember how I felt about them, but I wore them until they fell apart many years later! I just bought a pair of black Clarks Desert boots from Zappos and after wearing them for a couple of weeks straight I all of a sudden what they remind me of. After being happily married for forty years my relationship with my wife feels "like a comfortable pair of slippers." That's how my Clark Desert boots feel to with the added advantage that they feel so comfortable right out of the package!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2009

Marlon s

from new jersey

Good day to you all who read this. I must say there isn't better website to purchase like Zappos.com. The service they provide is incredibly great. Not to mention their online customer service. If you have any questions, they will answer via email if you ask. I'm a VIP member. I will order from Zappos.com anytime. My favorite purchase is the Desert Clarks. Make Zappos.com your favorite shopping site.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2009

K I

from Glendora, CA

I think I've finally found the shoe that I'll buy over and over again for years to come. These shoes are very comfortable and well made. You can dress them up with slacks or dress them down sock-less with flip flops. It's a timeless design that hasn't changed for 40 years. The best everyday shoes I've had. They fit loose so I recommend ordering half size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2009

Anonymous

 

Again, a great shoe! I own several pairs of Clarks, and I must say that it is my favorite brand. These shoes are comfortable and cute; definitely living up to Clarks' reputation.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Vans, Adidas, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2009

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Old School - I have been a fan of the dessert boot since I was a teenager growing up in New York and I love the comfort and the timeless look. I don't ever want to be without a pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2009

N. J

from Portland, OR, USA

'60s euro cool. I love these boots. They're pretty comfortable, but not exceptionally so (The arch support is virtually nonexistent. I'm getting archy insoles...). The main thing is they are understated and look very cool. They're also very simple and seem quite durable. Good for sauntering around town in your snazziest '60s tight-fitting suit. Other reviewers have remarked on how quiet they are. And yes, you could sneak up on just about anybody if you're so inclined. Quietest shoe on the planet.

Brands I'd also recommend: these are the best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2009

The S

from Jaw Ja (Georgia)

Nice!!!!!! Ok, by now everyone knows how good Zappos is, but I just ordered these last night; I woke up and saw a email that they have shipped, went to the gym and they are on my porch when I came home. Unbelievable service. Now for the shoe. Size was correct, looks are incredible. I tried them on with everything I have and I think I could have found the one shoe that works with everything. I did put a heel insole in for extra cushioning though, and might even get a premium insole so I can wear these a lot more.

Brands I'd also recommend: Not sure but only buy from Zappos and I don't work there

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2009

Rachel

from Connecticut

The picture does not do justice to this shoe. I bought it in bronze and was worried it was going to be splotchy-looking as it appears in the photo. It is not! It is a beautiful unique, dark golden color with a great subtle shine; far from splotchy and dull! Very comfy and well-constructed as with all Born shoes. I expect it to last for years; well worth the money.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2008

Jedimaster

from Houston, Texas

Coolest Shoe - OMG!!! Lightning fast shipping from Zappos! This shoe is so awesome! It fits great and looks amazing...goes great with jeans or khakis...I want another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 24, 2008

Anonymous

from Long Branch, NJ

Clarks are the best looking boots. Clarks is the originator of the desert boot and they are under a $100, plus they are so comfortable I can't believe it. There is little arch support but for some reason they don't feel that way. I have a herniated disc and I find these to be the shoes/boots I reach for every day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 7, 2004

Anonymous

from Cincinnati, Ohio

At long last - I have wanted these boots as long as I can remember and they are definitely everything I hoped for. As these boots were not offered in women's sizes, I ordered the men's size two sizes smaller than normal and they fit perfectly. I am looking forward to a long and comfortable relationship with them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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