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Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

211 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 116 Desert Boot Clarks Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 19, 2011

Anonymous

 

I like the look of these shoes, but I am surprised to say that they are not that great. I got these in the taupe color. The shoe laces in my opinion seem flimsy and cheap. Although there is some 'padding' in the sole, it is stiff and although not uncomfortable, not comfortable in comparison to Clarks' other shoes...and there is no arch support. Also, you need to wear thick and longer socks, or the back of the shoe will rub onto your ankle and make it raw. The shoe itself seems to run true to size...maybe a half size larger (I have wide feet so it is hard to tell).

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

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 2, 2011

Heather S

from Newark, OH

I have a wider foot, but I usually have no trouble fitting into a standard M size shoe. These run so narrow, though, that they are still much too tight across the instep, even after wearing them around the house for a couple of days, and they don't make a W width. =( I'm going to try sizing up a half-step to see if that makes a difference...

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 8, 2011

Anne H

from SF Bay area

Great looking shoe (in black suede) for jeans and leggings, but I was looking for a shoe I could walk a mile or two or three in, mostly around cities and airports. This isn't it. Thin, squishy, totally flat sole offers no support or protection - sole is more like a heavier slipper than a "boot." I wear a 10M pretty reliably, but found these tight just above the toes, and a bit short. I'm guessing they would have stretched out and fit okay after wearing awhile - they seemed to soften up even in just an hour or so of wearing around the house. I returned them to find something more substantial for walking.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 20, 2011

Anonymous

from NYC

Nice boots but the toe box is indeed narrow as well as shallow as another reviewer commented. My 3rd and 4th toe touch the sides though lenghtwise it's my correct size. One size up would be too big so unfortunately I'm returning this.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 8, 2011

Cbyker

from white marsh , md

I wear an 8 medium, but these boots are way to big in the heel area they keep slipping up and down, so I'm returning mind. They are nicely made leather and sole are great.

Brands I'd also recommend: frye

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 21, 2010

Bess C

from Boston

Love them, but falling apart. Warning - I love these shoes. I am sort of obsessed with them, which is why this is so sad. I don't even know what I should do about this problem. Anyway, I have had mine about 8 weeks, and the stitching is coming so loose in the front of the shoe that the upper is separating from the sole. There is actually a big space there now where sand, water, etc., can get in. I thought they were going to be really high quality, but this is a big problem. I didn't do anything but wear them and walk around - nothing extreme. I'm so disappointed.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 15, 2010

SUSAN H

from IOWA

Had no idea that "original" meant "no arch support", and there was a flat sole inside the shoe. Not what I expected from Clarks. Runs a half size small also. Returning.

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

1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

Literally unwearable. I don't know if the problem was the size of my foot, the size of my ankles, my non-existent arches, or what, but I actually could not get this boot on my foot no matter how hard I tried. The sole was incredibly stiff, the leather was incredibly stiff, and there was no give in any of it. Given how hard it was to get on, I can't imagine that it would have been comfortable in the long run regardless. Very disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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April 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

I love the style. I thought I would need my usual boot size 7. My regular shoe size is 6.5. I will keep the 6.5 because the 7 is too long and the difference in width is not significant. Also, I was told by the guy in the Clarks store that they become wider after only a few times wearing them. To be clear: even now they are not too tight, I just like a very comfy width.

Brands I'd also recommend: for boots: La Canadienne only

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

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April 5, 2014

Anonymous

from Ohio

I love these boots. They are very comfortable straight out of the box. Look great with ankle jeans. They are my go to shoe for errands. I will probably buy them in black as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky Brand

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 20, 2014

Bob H

from Lake Orion, MI

Classic desert boot. Looked many places to find this color. Zappos had a pair in the correct size at a competitive price. Boots arrive quickly and product was just as advertised.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City

I am thrilled! Just what I was looking for, the real desert boot. I never had a pair back then but from what I remember of them on others when I was wearing Jack Purcells was that they would be the perfect neutral shoe boot for the spring and fall season. Maybe even summer, I don't know yet. I have a very easy foot to fit, 71/2 and in fact the Clarks 7 1/2 fit me just fine. At first I was not sure if they were going to be as comfortable as they looked, but sure enough, with a week's worth of wearing here and there, they have molded to my foot and the pure rubber sole is quite forgiving. I particularly dig this distressed taupe because they go with everything I own. So easy on and off without being a slip on; a simple tie.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I have this shoe in two colors. While they wouldn't be great for hiking (no arch support), they are a great shoe for every day 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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 18, 2014

Anonymous

from St Louis, Mo

I had been shopping around for a desert boot and bought these on the recommendation of a friend (Originally I had been worried due to the heel appearing clunky in photos)and I absolutely love them. They are perfect for everyday in addition to business casual. They were exactly the look I wanted while also being comfortable. The only word of caution is to waterproof/seal them immediately to keep the suede looking great.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 10, 2014

Alice A

from Boston, MA

I love these Clarks classics! I probably should have gone with the 6 1/2 instead of 7 - but as long as I'm wearing them with thick socks it's fine!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 7, 2014

Anonymous

from richmond, virginia

Love these booties with skinny jeans. They were comfortable right out of the box and I have worn them every day, all day. The distressed taupe is a nice neutral color. Highly recommend them! They absolutely fit true to size.

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

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February 3, 2014

Anonymous

from ometepe island

Your return service is excellent! Ordered size 7 and when they arrived too big, called and exchanged and like magic the new shoes were at my door the next day! Great for just cruising around in and look great with shorts and skirts! Thanks you guys rock.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

January 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

I bought the distressed taupe. It's a great neutral color - goes with just about everything. They're a little lighter in person than depicted on the screen, though. I was a bit unsure what size to buy as many different reviews from different sites ranged from "order up, these run small and narrow" to "order down, these are so long and roomy." Agh. I'm usually a 7.5 - 8, depending on the style and how narrow or wide a shoe runs. Once in a great while I'm a 7 if the shoe is truly wide. So I ordered a 7.5 and they are perfect. They don't feel narrow to me or too tight. The instep is a little stiff when I'm trying to put them on, but they're great once on and I think they'll stretch with wear. I would simply suggest trying these on in your local store, if possible, to establish your size. If you can't get to a store, try on your normal bigger size plus one half a size smaller. And remember, leather almost always stretches.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock, merrell, keen, sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 14, 2014

Katie L

from Knoxville, Tenn.

I freaking love these shoes. I wanted to replace my Wallabees, but wanted to try something new and these are a winner! They took about a day to break in, but they're seriously the most comfortable thing ever. I walk a lot in them - they're perfect. I love how they look, feel, etc. So great.

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

 

January 3, 2014

Tiffany

from Dallas, Texas

I have been searching for a casual boot to wear with jeans and pants that is also comfortable and this is it! Great look, hip Jcrew style! I am always a size 7... always but in this shoe I had to go down 1/2 a size! Shoe is a little stiff at first and takes a bit to break down.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

December 28, 2013

Anonymous

from Virginia

Bought these for our daughter. She loves them! Comfortable and stylish. Wear with jeans or a casual dress and tights.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 23, 2013

Kandice

 

This shoe is worth every cent! They are extremely comfortable, and fit very well to your feet. It goes with anything! It especially looks good if you are wearing dark jeans, or khakis. I wear them to school, and work and they still look very nice with each one! I recommend getting these.

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

 

December 6, 2013

Lj

from va

Love. Awesome with jeans and khakis. Added inserts for better fit and support. Super cool casual shoe. Saving money for another color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Lafayette, LA

These boots are really cool. I got many compliments for them. The only thing is that it is super painful to wear them before you break them in and they get scratched up really easily. Overall, they seem to be a quality product and I'm glad I bought them!

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

 

November 29, 2013

Hannah B

from Portland, Oregon

Love these! So simple and comfy. The first time I wore them, they rubbed my heel a little - but I just wore them with super thick socks for a few days and now they're perfectly broken in. They're a fairly masculine shoe, so they look great with dresses and cute socks.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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