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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

302 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

57% "No arch support"

275 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/18/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I really wish Clarks made this shoe in a wide width. I love the "chukka" look and decided to try these (size 7, med. width) even though I normally wear a WW or EE width. I hoped they'd have enough give to accommodate my bunions. Wrong! I couldn't even get my foot inside the shoe, so they're going back. I even ordered a men's size 6 to compare, thinking that it would be wider; it was but was too long and just not a good fit for my wide foot, so they'll be going back too. So disappointing- this is really a good-looking boot, and I wish the folks at Clarks would realize how much of the market they're missing by catering only to people with narrow feet.

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27 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/20/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love the look of these boots. That said, they take getting used to wearing. I normally wear a 6.5 but had to go down a half size because they are very long. Also, the shoe is very tight at the instep; this is a problem I've never had before, which I resolved with a shoe stretcher. The fact that they are unlined suede means they'll stretch eventually on their own, but the narrow instep meant I was having trouble getting my foot into them. As they have no arch support whatsoever I was planning on using an insert but cannot because of the narrowness of the instep. Oh well, I'll just save them for days when I'm not going to be pounding the pavement.

Additional 282 Desert Boot Clarks Reviews

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November 12, 2016

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Anonymous

from California

I've had my Desert Boots in NuBuck for about 3 years and I have always loved the way they look with skirts and jeans but they are not the most comfortable shoes I've ever had, sorry to say. If I have to be on my feet for more than a couple of hours or do much walking, I wear something else because these great looking boots have absolutely NO arch support. Very stylish but not the best choice for comfort. And I haven't found any good arch support to buy that solves the problem. Still, I do love the way they look!

Brands I'd also recommend: Borg, Ecco

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 4, 2016

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Nancy R

from New Jersey

Although other reviewers remarked that this shoe had no arch support, I took a chance . sorry to say I will be returning. Too uncomfortable for me. The rest of the show is exactly was what I was looking for .(:

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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November 2, 2016

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Tt

 

Great style. The heel was too stiff for my own comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 29, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I love these boots and wear them all fall and winter long. A brand new pair will take a few wears to break them in, so don't give up on that first wear. They are super stylish and very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 22, 2016

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Meredith L

from Asheville, NC

I would say that these run narrow and I have a narrow foot. The only reason I'm exchanging them is because they were snug so I'm getting a half size up. So far they feel like good, quality material.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 19, 2016

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Courtney

 

I got these shoes in grey and find them stylish in a laid back casual way. The sides of the soles get discolored easily, however, and my usual size is a bit large, unless I'm wearing thick socks. Nice boots, but I think they mark up too easily and probably wouldnt purchase them again.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 19, 2016

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Victoria B

from Pittsburgh, PA

These are the best looking chukkas that I tried on this year. I wanted SO badly for them to be "the one" but, they just are not comfortable. They really rise in the back, and rub against my leg. I can't stand it!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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October 18, 2016

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

These fit perfectly! I'm a 5.5-6, and after reading reviews decided on the 5.5. Perfect. The texture is different from what I imagined (and I love it). It's very easy to mark up this show. Even bending the tongue of the shoe made the leather look more worn. It's unique, and I can't wait to make this pair my own through lots of use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 10, 2016

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Shari

from Riverside, CA

I ordered in my usual size 6, but found these boots to run small. Zappos' excellent customer service allowed me to try again, a half size larger with much better fit. The size 6.5 boots are far less tight across the instep and I've been able to wear them around the house quite comfortably with socks for several hours at a time with no discomfort. They look good and I expect to get a lot of wear out of these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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September 27, 2016

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Anonymous

 

I love these boots. Thanks to reviewers, I stuck it out too. You need to break them in; they are not comfortable out of the box. However, after a few days of wear, they break in and are very comfortable. I am at that age where I want to wear less high heels. I have short legs so it can be hard to find flattering flats and booties -- thanks to the super low shaft, these are one of the few short flat boots I can wear without making my legs look two inches. Great style for a comfortable shoe. Definitely like that they are classics too -- hope I can order them again in the future. They looks great with leggings. Love them in black. I threw some quality inserts in them for a little more arch support. They are my go-to everyday shoes for the fall and winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 22, 2016

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Anonymous

from PA

I wanted so much to like these boots. They run very small - one full size. I usually am a solid 7, and the 7 1/2s were way too tight. Getting an 8 will not be an option b/c then they will be too long. Also, these boots are not comfortable - very hard bottoms. I opted for the Desert Acre which run 1/2 size small but are much more comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 20, 2016

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Stacey L

from Dallas, Texas

Too small. Need to go up 1/2 size but you are OUT ZAPPOS :( ???

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Runs Large

 

August 20, 2016

Anonymous

 

I love these boots! Thankfully I had the opportunity to try them on at a Clark's store, so I knew that this particular model runs really small. I I'm a size 7.5 in most other Clark's boots (including the Desert Trek), and an 8 in all other brands. I ended up purchasing a size 8.5 in these and they fit like a glove. The lack of arch support is not a problem for me because I have flat feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Gainesville, FL

These are great shoes, but they run a bit small. I wear an 8 to an 8.5 and I needed these in a 9. But they are week made and comfy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Frye,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 28, 2016

MK B

from Hicksville, NY

Great boots, but order up a half-a-size! I am a perfect 8C and can usually wear an 8.5B just fine, but these were both short and a bit narrow in the 8.5B. I reordered for the 9B which is perfect. I got the oiled leather, and they look just as great as Clarks' Desert Boots looked when we wore them back in the 70s! Love the gum soles which, of course, discolor rather quickly, and the oiled leather looks nice and rustic. These boots are comfy but, as other reviewers have noted, they don't have a lot of arch support. They're perfect with straight leg jeans!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 20, 2016

Anonymous

from San Antonio

I was really looking forward to wearing these boots. When I opened the box, I was psyched. The distressed leather looks really good. But then...slipping my foot into the shoe was the first red flag. It does not feel like nice soft leather; it's rather stiff and hard on the foot. Then I took the first step. The shoe is very uncomfortable and hurt my foot. As nice as they look, there's no way to break these shoes in and hope for the best. Unfortunately, they're going back. The search for the perfect, hip, supportive walking shoe continues.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 14, 2016

Anonymous

from Long Island

Great looking shoe in the Beeswax Leather, but order up!!! I'm usually an 8.5 in casual boot-type shoes and sandals including those by Clark's, but these are tight in an 8.5. They're going back, but I've already ordered the 9. They are going to look great with jeans and casual slacks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 6, 2016

Sarah W

from Baltimore, MD

I was really excited for a practical women's boot from Clarks, but these are among the most uncomfortable shoes I've ever put on my feet. The top of the toe box is so rigid that it's nearly impossible to get your foot into them, and it digs into your foot when you walk. I'm guessing they'd loosen up as you wear them, but the other problem is that there is some kind of oddly shaped/positioned gel cushion in the heel that hits mid-heel and makes it feel like you are walking with something stuck in your shoe. I am baffled that anyone can find these comfortable.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 1, 2016

Anonymous

from Seattle

Bought these based on all the great reviews and I like the style, but trying them on once, then again, I could not believe how incredibly uncomfortable they are in the sole! I have a lot of experience with minimalist shoes so I thought their less structured style would suit me. Unfortunately, the sole seems a bad combo of very firm and unstructured. Sorry Clarks, these ones are going back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vivo Barefoot

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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March 9, 2016

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Super cute. Great choice when you don't want to wear dress shoes nor sneakers. A nice "grown up" casual shoe, kinda tomboyish. Versatile, could go with your red plaid shirt & Levis or really work your preppy look. They look awesome on!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 8, 2016

Rosemary

from Pennsylvania

I am very disappointed with the fit. This shoe is so tight in the instep, I could barely try it on. It just arrived at my door 10 minutes ago and I'm packing it up for return now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 24, 2016

Anonymous

from Keego Harbor

I bought these boots because of the reviews, they look like the picture, however they are very small, I am a 6½-7, I ordered the 7 and they are very tight no support, the upper outside of the boot dig into your ankles. In time they may soften but way too expensive to break in for comfort.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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February 11, 2016

Anonymous

 

Bought regular size 9. No way was this a normal size 9. This shoe would fit a size 8. Disappointed and returned.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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February 8, 2016

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

I have been wanting these boots for quite some time. I finally bought them and I only wish that I would have bought them sooner. They are super cute. I get compliments on them all of the time. You can dress them up or down. Just like any leather, make sure you take care of it. The first couple of times you wear them you might want to wear them with jeans and make sure you wear full on crew socks to break them in, or the tongue will hurt a little. Do not forget that the leather stretches as you wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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February 1, 2016

Kathleen B

from Paso Robles, Calif.

This is a beautiful boot but a bit stiff. Will have to wear it in. I wear 7.5M but it fit a bit too snug across the instep and my toes were just touching the end of the shoe so I'm ordering an 8. I hope it works because its a good looking shoe and will feel great when the leather softens with wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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