Clarks Desert Boot Reviews

285 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

57% "No arch support"

Additional 189 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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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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

Runs Wide

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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

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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

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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

Runs Wide

 

November 30, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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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!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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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

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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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 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

 

September 27, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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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 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

 

August 15, 2016

Anonymous

from Gainesville, FL

These are great shoes, but they run a bit small. I wear an 8 to an 8.5 and I needed these in a 9. But they are week made and comfy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Frye,

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 9, 2016

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Super cute. Great choice when you don't want to wear dress shoes nor sneakers. A nice "grown up" casual shoe, kinda tomboyish. Versatile, could go with your red plaid shirt & Levis or really work your preppy look. They look awesome on!

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

 

March 8, 2016

Rosemary

from Pennsylvania

I am very disappointed with the fit. This shoe is so tight in the instep, I could barely try it on. It just arrived at my door 10 minutes ago and I'm packing it up for return now.

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

 

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Runs Wide

 

February 8, 2016

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

I have been wanting these boots for quite some time. I finally bought them and I only wish that I would have bought them sooner. They are super cute. I get compliments on them all of the time. You can dress them up or down. Just like any leather, make sure you take care of it. The first couple of times you wear them you might want to wear them with jeans and make sure you wear full on crew socks to break them in, or the tongue will hurt a little. Do not forget that the leather stretches as you wear 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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 1, 2016

Kathleen B

from Paso Robles, Calif.

This is a beautiful boot but a bit stiff. Will have to wear it in. I wear 7.5M but it fit a bit too snug across the instep and my toes were just touching the end of the shoe so I'm ordering an 8. I hope it works because its a good looking shoe and will feel great when the leather softens with wear.

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

 

January 27, 2016

Vanessa P

from Tacoma, WA

I love these shoes. They are different than any others I own, and work great on days that I want to wear socks but don't want to wear tall boots. I wear these every chance I get. They did take three full days of wear to break them in (the backs of my heels were pretty sore the first couple of days), but now they feel great. Definitely recommend!

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

 

December 28, 2015

Anonymous

from Boston, Massachussets

I love these boots. They are super comfortable and they go so well with anything! They are a bit tight at first but they break in very quickly after a couple of wears. The one thing to be aware of are water stains! Either do not wear them out in the rain or get some suede protector spray (I learned this the hard way).

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

 

December 14, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Beautiful shoe, reminds me of the brown ones I wore when I was a kid. Soft leather. Like others I found it to be tight at first, but loosened up slightly upon wearing. I'm a size 8 and it fit little tight on the sides but on target for length. I think sizing up would've made the shoe too big for me, but if you are between sizes you may want to try that. No arch support, but the are comfortable anyway.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 3, 2015

Rachel G

from Tucson, AZ

Awesome shoes. They are comfy and have a cool, masculine look. I got them in the dark brown leather and they turned kind of yellow-ish within the first few days of wearing them, so that's something to keep in mind if the dark color is important to you.

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 1, 2015

Michele S

from Santa Cruz, California

These are my new favorite shoe. I have 2 other pair in other colors and both of those I wore in a 6. However, this shoe I had to send the 6 back and get a 6 1/2 with fits perfectly. I have wide feet because of bunions and these shoes are extremely comfortable.They are a bit distressed looking, which I like, and the color is very neutral and goes with everything, even grey.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide