Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

299 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

40%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

57% "No arch support"

272 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 294 Desert Boot Clarks Reviews

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February 13, 2017

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Aida

from Pennsylvania

it is very stylish and classic shoe. but I'm not very interested in the black outsole.

Brands I'd also recommend: campers

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 27, 2017

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Anonymous

from Norcal

Cute idea, but should be more comfortable! Zero cushioning, hard edge around ankle opening. Did not work for me. So happy for Zappos lovely return policy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Ecco

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 13, 2017

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Daniel H

from Houston

Great looking boot. Very steady build. A little stiff at the beginning but they broke in well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2016

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AA

 

A classic boot. Not many out there can beat this for the price. I have had 2 pairs in 10 years and only got the second because I wanted a spare to leave at work.

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 30, 2016

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Anonymous

 

They are cute but not comfortable. The first time I wore them, I got a blister on the back of each heel. Then as I walked it was uncomfortable on my toes. I have been quite disappointed.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 30, 2016

Edie S

 

Small for it's sizing

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

December 28, 2016

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Jan

from Colorado

I sooooo wanted these to fit my foot. They are gorgeous - the leather is beautiful! I have what is almost always a normal width foot - but I am on the wide size of normal. I think I've bought one pair of shoes in the last five years that was a width other than B. But I could barely get my foot in this boot. It is definitely narrow-ish. Kind of like Converse Chuck Taylors. If you have a narrow-normal foot, and like the looks of these boots, get them, because you're going to love the leather. I'm bummed that I have to send them back. :(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 21, 2016

Jennifer b

from portage wisconsin

i ordered a size 9,usually wear a size 8.5. tight around toes, heal slipped, too big.

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 8, 2016

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Anonymous

from Daniels, WV

Quality shoe, however, I have a wider foot at the ball and a high instep. I ordered the size I normally wear. I had to force my foot into the shoe. Very low at the instep. There was no way I could keep them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 30, 2016

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Jessica W

from Houston, TX

I had been wanting these boots for a few years and finally purchased them. They were a bit snug on one foot, but they have since stretched out. They are very comfortable and I really enjoy them. The leather does mark easily but I find it adds character to the boot. I would recommend!

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 29, 2016

Anonymous

from Southport nc

a little stiff

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 14, 2016

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Anonymous

from DELAWARE

I ordered one half size down after reading reviews, and the choice was correct. My first wearing of the shoes was quite uncomfortable as they are narrow than most mediums. Now that I am on my second wearing, they are breaking in nicely, although they are still a bit tight in the toes. The length is fine; it's the width. I do like them though for casual, about town wear and believe they will get more comfortable with longer wear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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

 

Runs Small

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide