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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

212 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 167 Desert Boot Clarks Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 19, 2010

Anonymous

from Santa Monica

I admit I ordered these shoes from a place of nostalgia. I wore these as a kid and they were my all time fave shoes. I wish they still came in the original sandy color. The distressed is cool, but a little darker than I would have liked. I have a narrow foot, so I find that I need to wear socks with these so that they are not too floppy on my foot. Comfy, but do not expect support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2010

Alex B

from Philadelphia

I had misgivings about keeping these, because when I tried them on, I wore heavy woolen socks and they were a bit tight across the instep (I also have bunions). However, after a couple of wearings, they have become quite comfortable and hold up to serious day-long walks. You may need an orthotic for arch support, but otherwise, you will love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2010

Mandy B

from Athens, Georgia

Just wanted to say, that I love these boots. Brings me back to my school days. They feel just as good on my feet today, as they did then. I ordered these boots last night, and they were on my porch the next day. Wow! What service. Already have them on and enjoying them! These little boots are soft, but they will get even more softer the more you wear them. Thinking about ordering me another pair. Thank you Zappos for such great service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 13, 2009

Anonymous

from Southern New Jersey

Love these shoes. I got the distressed pair and they are very comfortable. They are exactly what I expected and they look great with every type of pants.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago

I bought these because I needed a pair of comfortable black shoes to wear to work, and I loved my brown Clarks desert boots. I saw these and the black boots with the black soles pictured on the website and really preferred the natural soles to the black, and that is what I purchased. That is not what arrived, however. Either Zappos messed up my order (for the first time in years of shopping on this site) or these boots are just not at all as pictured. The soles are definitely not the natural color as pictured on the website. If I had not needed them as quickly as I did, I would have sent them back and ordered something different. What I got looks like the black boot with the black sole which was another color option available, just not what I selected. They are still really comfortable, which I know is the most important thing, but they definitely do not look how I expected and wanted them to look. This is the first purchase that I have made from Zappos in years that I would have sent back because I was not pleased with what arrived.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 6, 2012

Christina C

from Portland, OR

These shoes did not help me achieve the look I was going for, but that is probably my fault. They are well made. I wear them to look casual with jeans. They are a step up from sneakers or my old Converse, but they are kind of the same casual look. I had been hoping to fit my skinny jeans inside the ankle, but there is really not enough room in the opening for that to look right. The sole is hard, but that is kind of what I expected. I will probably put in an insert.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 17, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I love the classic style and sturdy construction of this shoe. The leather is extremely thick and strong and will probably last forever. They were super stiff out of the box, and chafed around the ankle, but I know they will soften over time, and I think they will last me for years. The one real problem is the width. As other reviewers have noted, these shoes are not great for wider feet. I am a size 6 with a normal-to-wide foot, and sometimes I actually lose feeling in my pinkie toes after standing for several hours in these shoes. Breaking in the leather hasn't seemed to do much in this department. It's too bad, everything else about the shoe is perfect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2010

Jeannie r

from Nashville

Love the look of these. They fit true to size. A little stiff at first, but breaking in. Fairly comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 8, 2012

Shady

from Oregon

I love the style of this boot; however, can't for the life of me see how these are remotely comfortable. They feel like cardboard soles, really, no cushion and no support. However, like I stated before I like the look? So go figure?

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Old Gringo, Lucchese

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 20, 2010

Anonymous

 

I have a very high arch and a wide foot. This shoe did not accommodate either. I\'m a 5 1\/2 and the size 6 felt really cramped. The leather was stiff as well so not as comfortable as I had hoped.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 21, 2010

E. C

from USA

Quality of products has gone down. Back in the 1970s, I used to wear Clarks Trek shoes, and loved them for their comfort. There was no break-in time needed (with full grain leather models). Just bought a pair of the beeswax leather boots here and am very disappointed. Yes, they look nice, but wearing them - well, that's where the problems start. The leather is extremely stiff and actually has a sharp edge around the part of the boot that touches the lower calf. I've tried fine-grit sandpaper on that area + some very gentle leather conditioner to soften them + gently stretching the shoes - and none of this has worked. I really wish I had returned these shoes to Zappos. Not sure why the quality of Clarks Originals has fallen so drastically, but...

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 17, 2009

Debra M

from Newcastle, CA

Not much to brag about. I've been wanting a pair of desert boots from Clarks since they'd been the originals, and so when I saw these ones, I got them. The top of my foot did not get past the top of the shoe; I have a slightly wide foot with a high instep and arch, and these things would not allow the poor little foot any entrance. In addition, the suede feels hard, not soft, and they are cheaply made. Not what Clarks is known for, at least not the Clarks I knew.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 6, 2012

LRobbins

from Aptos, CA

I love the look of these! I ordered them in the Beeswax brown and black suede. The black ones are really soft but the brown ones need to be broken in a bit. Like the other reviewers said - they definitely need some added foot support! I put in some Dr. Scholl's arch supports and it made a world of difference! I wear these as much as I can - I love the look and I get compliments on them every time I wear them! People are always asking me where I got them and who makes them. I broke them in by wearing them around the house for 20-30 minutes for a few days...then went 100% after that and they were fine. I love these boots!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Asics, Saucony

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Clinton NJ

Great pair of shoes. Order a half size down because the suede stretches to fit your foot very quickly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 4, 2011

Suzy M

from Picayune, MS

Love the look of these shoes. They start out a little stiff, so wear thick socks around the ankles until the leather loosens up some. Very comfortable despite no arch, because the rubber sole absorbs the shock of walking. Look great with jeans/slacks. Mine are the beeswax brown, and I had purchased taupe suede, but will send them back because the colors are almost identical.

Brands I'd also recommend: timberland, ecco, keen, jambu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Libby

from flint, michigan

Love these boots! Fit is true to size. Have gotten so many compliments from men & women both! Would buy them again. Zappos is my favorite thing on the planet!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

I love these shoes. They are very comfortable and look great with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

I bought these shoes hoping they wouldn't hurt my bunions. Very comfortable and true to size. I wear them all the time with jeans and a sweater. Stylish!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 19, 2011

Pam S

from Fort Worth, Texas

I love the look of these and wanted so much to buy them. Then I got disappointed to see they do not come in size 5. Clarks, please start making my size more available.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

I love these desert boots! They are so comfortable! I fractured my foot, but it has since healed, and this boot has brought comfort to my everyday life! I would recommend this boot any day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2011

Audrey A

from Manhattan Beach, CA

I love these boots. They are a little tight around the top stitching at first but they break in quickly. I have people commenting all the time on how cool they look. Also, the grey color goes with everything! Fit is pretty true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2011

Anonymous

from California

Initially these felt really stiff, and I thought about sending them back. However, I really liked the look, so I kept them. I've only worn them one day, but they are already softening up. Yes, there isn't much arch support, but I feel like the shoes will mold to my foot the more I wear them. I have Clarks artisan sandals in a size 9, but I needed these in an 8.5 (what I normally wear): the 9 only fit with very thick wool sock, and I was worried they'd stretch out too much over time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love the style of these boots They go perfectly with jeans and a sweater for the fall/winter. The first couple of times I wore these they were extremely uncomfortable, after about 3 times of wear they broke in. I would not wear them for long distance walking though. I wear a size 10 and usually have to order wide sizes. These fit just fine after breaking them in. They are a little loose, but I would not recommend ordering down a size, wear thick socks to increase comfort. I've gotten so many compliments on these boots!! I'm thinking about ordering another pair in black.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2011

Denise

from The beautiful Coast of Maine

Love my new boots. Seems to be true to fit because I wear a 9-1/2, ordered the same, and it fits great. Does not have a lot of support, so I may add some. Looks great with jeans, and love the nonskid sole. As usual Zappos rocks!

Brands I'd also recommend: keen, Merrell...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2011

MILA G

from miami

Zappos is the best! And their shipping compares to other place. Not to mention, they have great customer service. I love shopping at Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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