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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

258 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

56% "No arch support"

239 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/25/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love Clarks boots. I have 4 pr. in different colors of the Desert Trek so when I saw these, I had to get a pair. I was not disappointed. I've had them for about a month now and they feel nicely broken in. Now I have to resist the temptation to buy another pair! A style note: even though the soles are the same material as the Desert Trek, they feel a bit more substantial and even a little clunky--but nothing to distract from buying them--just a difference. Also on the soles, they are crepe, and things you should know are: don't step in gas or oily places--you won't be able to get it off, and do not pack them sole-to-sole as they can stick together. Both things can ruin the shoe I know because I've recently replaced the soles on my oldest pair and it was difficult to find someone that can or will work on them. Thankfully there was someone in my immediate area. I wouldn't trade them for anything--and have since bought more Clarks but I wished I'd known before so I could take better care. A sizing note: they have a different, less full toe, than the Desert Trek. You'll want to go up a half of size. Of course Zappos was great with the exchange.

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19 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.

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4 people found this review helpful  

January 10, 2011

Brenda T

from New Haven

These took a couple of wears to break in, but I'm glad I stuck with them. Don't let the initial stiffness scare you off, they get much softer and comfortable. I agree with others about the arch support, so I don't wear mine when I know I'll be walking a ton. I own the Beeswax Leather ones, and I love how the richness of the brown color. They started off as a dark chocolate brown but they lighten as you wear them in. This gives them a lot of character. These look great with straight leg jeans and skirts.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Camper

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Carol

from New York

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.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 21, 2011

Jenn K

from California

I love these shoes! I have had so many pleasant comments on these since I got them; they are sure to get compliments. They're super comfortable and great with skinny jeans or a knee-length skirt. They have a nice little heel cushion but are generally flat (which is fine for me). True to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Camper

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 5, 2011

McGlauthing

from Houston, Texas

This is a throw back boot. I wore desert boots in the 70's. This boot looks and feels exactly the same. Clark's is a good product that always wears well. I like it a lot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass, Donald Pliner, Clark's, La Canadienne

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2011

Denise c

from elmwood park, nj

These shoes are awesome! I had them in the taupe distressed and loved them so much I just ordered the grey distressed. They're not the warmest shoes on a cold day but they look super cute with jeans and cords.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Palo Alto, CA

These are cute and comfortable. I was looking for something for the days I teach kindergarten (all day on your feet) and these fit the bill. They also look great with boyfriend style jeans! They remind me of my days in middle school! Oops I am showing my age. Love them. Not a lot of arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 22, 2011

Anonymous

from NC

I have looked for these for a long time and was thrilled when they arrived. They were just what I wanted. Unfortunately, they are so narrow at the instep that I cannot get them on my feet. Good as sculpture but will not work as footwear.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, Texas

These are my 3rd pair. Very comfortable and looks great with jeans. Zappos rocks on the shipping and customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Cali

I have wide feet and the first two wears hurt a bit, but I got through it by wearing thick socks! Just be sure that you have tried on any type of Clarks before! I have another pair of heeled Clarks and was a 7½ and they fit perfectly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Susan S

from Santa Barbara

These Clark desert boots are exactly what I remember from when I wore them as a child. They are comfy stylish and a really great shoe to wear with jeans. They are well made and the crepe sole provides a nice bounce in your step. If you loved them growing up you'll love them as an adult!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

I had a hard time deciding whether to buy these due to their high cost. But they are well worth it. I walk everywhere, and these shoes are very comfortable, they are roomy in the toe area and dependable in any weather. They have excellent construction and quality materials. They are highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Central Michigan

Clarks shoes are just terrific. These desert boots take some time to break in but are as sturdy and comfortable as you'd expect from Clarks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2012

Daria S

from Seattle, Washington

Love these boots! Extra comfortable. Despite their name, they even kept my feet dry and warm in rain and the snow we had last week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I love these boots! I got them when this color was on sale and was a little unsure about it. They go with everything! Looks amazing with black tights and a mini skirt or socks and jeans. They take a little breaking in and are a bit stiff at first. They look very flimsy, but have held up under a lot of wear. On my feet the laces could tighten a little closer, but it's no big deal. They are so fun!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Tokyo, Japan

Classic look, excellent quality (always with Clarks), exactly what I was looking for except that the fit was larger than marked

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft, Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Awesome boots! Walked all over Italy for 2 weeks and, once I had broken them in (on the first day), it was like walking with slippers on. Very happy I bought them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love the shoes. They send me back to the 70's! they do need a couple of wears to soften up but they are comfortable, fit true to size, and are well made. The only thing I can say is that they could benefit with better shoelaces. Zappos provides awesome customer service as well so ordering anything is fun!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Great shoe -- the leather is a bit stiff and took several hours to break in (spread across a few days). I suffer from bunionettes, and the toebox is nice and wide, so I don't have any irritation. Shoe is sturdy construction and looks great. I think it will last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 5, 2011

Andrea C

from Cape Cod MA

This was a gift for my daughter and she loves the boots. She said they instantly felt comfortable and did not need any "break in" time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Tallahassee, FL

These are the desert boots I remember. They fit as expected and are quite comfortable. They are not hiking boots, so don't expect that of these. These have been my go to shoes (when I can find them) for over 30 years. I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2011

Mary H

from Las Vegas, NV

I love these boots! I wear these everyday! I LOVE ZAPPOS, thanks for being from my hometown and supporting our economy! Viva 2012 zappos headquarters downtown, LV.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Indiana

Shipped quickly! Excellent service. Through previous research, I knew this shoe ran 1/2 size larger than normal. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2010

Victoria k

from new york city

Very happy with this shoe. I am between an 8 and an 8 1/2, first ordered the 8 but returned and got the 8 1/2, much better fit. Rich chocolate color, easy on/off - perfect for just kicking around with my toddler. Only complaint - not the best support for an all day walk-a-thon. Would buy again in a heartbeat!

Brands I'd also recommend: born, tundra, simple, converse, me too

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 27, 2010

from Atlanta, Georgia

Cutest boot that own - This boot not only is cute but has a pretty good feel to it.I have them on right now and I truly love them. :) They are great with everything, jeans, dresses, and skits. I have worn them as my shoes in a wedding and they looked amazing. Only thing is they do not have very good arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2010

Anonymous

from North Carolina

I absolutely love these boots! They look really cute with a variety of outfits. I wear a size 9 and they fit perfectly. Zappos shipped them extremely fast.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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