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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

211 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

44%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 141 Desert Boot Clarks Reviews

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March 30, 2011

Rachel B

from Portland, OR

These boots a really cute, simple, well made and comfortable. No arch support, but I got an 8 (I wear a 7 1/2 and 8 usually) to accommodate that. I wear these boots any chance I get.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Mill Valley, CA

I absolutely love my Clark's desert boot. I wish I had found them years ago. I had been wanting a light work boot that is cute but practical and comfy, so I didn't have to wear sneakers everywhere. These look so cute with jeans, and I feel sexy in an outdoorsy way. I will always own a pair, now that I know about them. I wear them all day every day! My preferred color is beeswax leather. The taupe distressed looks a bit sloppy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry top siders

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Great White North

I received this pair of shoes a month ago. I got the smallest size (6) even though my feet fits 5.5 best. At first, the front part felt tight and with the thin socks I usually wear, it was painful at times. I've since switched to thicker socks for some padding and wore the shoes as often as I could. Nowadays, it gets more and more comfortable by the day. Needless to say, it also looks great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2011

Susan C

from Northeast OH/ Santa Fe, NM

They are great! I where them often, because they are comfortable and look great. The waxed leather does well in snow & rain. (Obviously not deep snow!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2011

Carolyn B

from Southern Maryland

I love the retro look of these shoes. Very comfortable. No break in time at all. Will buy another pair in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 20, 2011

Kim

from Virginia

Love these boots! You can dress them up or mix with casual wear and still look very put together.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 9, 2011

Stephanie B

from New York, New York

I am only sorry I didn't buy a pair of desert boots sooner! They are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own, and great for walking all day. They don't have much arch support, but the crepe soles offer a lot of shock absorption. I wear a size 9 in heels, and an 8.5 in sneakers, and the 8.5 in this style fits well. With so many designers offering their take on this classic shoe, I recommend getting the original - still the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 8, 2011

Rosie

from Brooklyn, NY

I'm very happy with this shoe. They fit true to size and only get more comfortable with every wear. I typically wear them with thick socks on cold days but they are really good on snow and ice although I wouldn't use them as a snow/rainboot substitute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 22, 2010

Jenelle

from NY, NY

A classic look that will never go out of style. I love these boots - they look equally cute with jeans or with tights and a dress. Very comfortable (bonus!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2010

Anonymous

from california

desert boot - I like them those are the ones we had in the 70's leed's shoe made them with sheepskin inside. you left out the sheepskin makes some and they will sell more and drop the price so every one can buy a pair. so they can afford them to get at list one pair. They are great shoes and comfortable. elaine

Brands I'd also recommend: some with sheep skin. chuukas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 13, 2009

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Really nice boots. A bit tight at first, but wear them for a short breaking in period and they stretch nicely. Look great with boyfriend jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2009

Katherine

from Omaha, Nebraska

I purchased Clarks Desert Boot in Taupe Distressed, and couldn\'t be more pleased with my decision. I was needing something more substantial than a moccasin and which could be worn with a variety of different outfits, mainly casual. The boots fit true to size, and are more comfortable than anticipated. They look great with thick wool socks. FYI if you order the distressed, they will some with a slightly dirtied sole. No matter, since it makes them look slightly broken in! Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2009

Rebecca E

from Mechanicville ny

Love these boots. They fit right in with the new look; great with socks and boyfriend jeans. Always a classic, past and future. Size is true to fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2012

Toni

from Michigan

These boots are good looking and are very well made. I have not worn them yet as they are more for winter and fall so I can't judge them for comfort. Feels true to size and width.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 3, 2011

Yael G

from New York City

As many said, the shoe doesn't offer a ton of support, though I still find them quite comfortable. I will probably insert insoles, however. I love the look of them; they make any outfit look more classy. After the first day, they broke in, and now they fit like a glove. I found them true to size. I'm an 8, and I have a wider foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Beaverton, OR

The first time I wore these I developed multiple blisters all over my feet. The second time I wore thick socks and had no problem. They are stiff and take time to break in. The do not have the most comfortable footbed, but once the boot is broken in, the bed is very flexible and so more comfortable. They stay dry in wet weather and are a unique look. I like them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Ada, MI

I tried both the Clark and the Frye version of this boot, and the Clarks was more comfortable. I have a moderately high arch and a small bunion on one foot and these were simply the more comfortable shoe. The style is perfect for fall football games and other outdoor events.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 8, 2011

Ronniecaliente

from Chicago, IL

I've been coveting a pair of Desert Boots for a while now, actually, since high school, when I saw some similar looking chukka boots in a catalog, but they were sold out in my size. I never ended up finding an alternative, but always had in the back of my mind that I'd get a pair someday. These Clarks boots look great with jeans, but will probably work well with a denim or corduroy skirt - I like the 70s vibe to them, and they are really comfy. There is no arch support, I have high arches and they would be perfect if they had some support, but that's not enough to make me not like these boots. The metallic bronze color is subtle, but a nice change from typical brown boots. I usually wear a size 7, but in Clarks, I generally buy a 7.5, because I do have wide feet, and Clarks tend to run true to width (meaning, a little too narrow for me).

Brands I'd also recommend: Indigo, Born, Sanita, Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 16, 2011

Meg P

 

They're cute and stylish, quality wise they seem well made. I'll have to return them. They're extremely tight across the bridge of my foot, just above my toes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 26, 2011

Margaret

from Portland Oregon

Very cool looking boot. The leather is thick and a little stiffer than I expected, but I like the look of it a lot. I'm a 7, but the 7's are too narrow, so I'm returning them. If you have narrow feet they might be fine, otherwise, I'd order up a 1/2 size. Also, there's no arch support, so if they're a little large you could add an arch insert. Good looking boot, but not the comfort level I was looking for.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 10, 2011

Anonymous

from SE Tennessee

Very cute boot, good value for the price, love the color and the texture of the leather (taupe distressed). Downside to this boot is that it is initially quite stiff and takes some breaking in before it becomes comfortable to wear. I wore for a few days with some thick-cuffed socks, because the top edge would dig into my ankle otherwise. They are gradually becoming comfortable, although not much arch support. Otherwise, a thumbs-up.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 13, 2010

Freshour

from Ohio

The style of these Desert Boots is cool and classic. They're not particularly comfortable though; no arch support and they rub my heel when I walk since they're not formed around the heel and ankle. Maybe I should have tried a smaller size, but I was able to fit a gel sole inside so I kept them. And as I said, they do look cool.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Frye

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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September 8, 2010

Irene P

from Dallas, TX

This boot is not suitable for people with a high instep. I was unable to fit my feet into these shoes with even the thinnest pair of socks on. I only barely made it in barefoot but since this is a shoe style that definitely needs socks, I had to return. My ratings refer to how the shoe fit after I got the foot into it (without sock).

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Privo, Keen

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 31, 2010

Francinel

from Los Angeles, CA

Buy them a 1/2 size smaller than normal. I went into a store before buying these and the guy there told me to order them a half size smaller - I did and he was right! I thought they'd feel a bit softer, but I imagine they'll soften up soon enough. Kind of expensive though for such a basic shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 10, 2012

Crystal M

from United States

These shoes appear to be very well made. I wish I could have kept them, but they are cut very narrowly across the instep and were impossible to get my foot into. Bummer.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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