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Clarks Desert Boot

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62%"Felt true to size"

82%"Felt true to width"

56%"Moderate arch support"

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These shoes are great if you want to be silently light on your feet. I think these would of been great for the Native Americans back in the day.
Shawn C, Zappos Customer,
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Very comfortable shoe! I use to wear Clark's Desert Boots back in the 1960's and 70's when I was a student attending school. I have always found the Clarks desert boot to be very comfortable. They never seem to go out of style and can be worn in just about any casual atmosphere. Just be careful when ordering your size! Since these shoes are from England, they are cut bigger! My normal USA size is 13M. I'm one size smaller in the Clark's desert boot so be careful when selecting your size. Other than that, these shoes are excellent!
I'd also recommend:
Rockports
Vic B, Zappos Customer,
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Great shoe. Took a few days for the minor irritation on the achillies tendon to go away, but after that, it was very comfortable.
Brian H, Zappos Customer,
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This shoe is a classic and to top it it off it is very versatile. One thing to note is that with wear overtime the leather is broken in and the shoe feels slightly bigger. Therefore I recommend getting it a half size smaller.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These boots look great for starters. Being concerned about the size I read up on them and ordered a size 13. In dress shoes I wear a 13EEE, 14 in sneakers and these were a bit snug at first. Gladly, the leather stretches and after 2 weeks they are roomy and comfortable. The width is just right and the length is also about right. A bit of treatment on the leather and they are about as water resistant as one can expect. The crepe sole is soft and comfortable. Don't expect the sole to remain white for long. They are soon discolored and change to a tan color. The desert boot offers little to no arch support other than the leather foot bed the interior is flat. If you have high arches, I would recommend adding an insole which is what I have done and they are even better as a result. When they were ordered Zappos had them delivered within 24 hours. After buying one style of desert boot it seems there will be more to follow.
Max N, Zappos Customer,
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They look good. They fit is a little tight width-wise even after break-in. One thing I didn't see mentioned in the many reviews perused before ordering, the squeak factor. Even after wearing in they are pretty noisy on stairs and concrete floors. I guess it's time to move to the desert. Other than that, quite satisfied.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I think I've finally found the shoe that I'll buy over and over again for years to come. These shoes are very comfortable and well made. You can dress them up with slacks or dress them down sock-less with flip flops. It's a timeless design that hasn't changed for 40 years. The best everyday shoes I've had. They fit loose so I recommend ordering half size smaller.
K I, Zappos Customer,
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Old School - I have been a fan of the dessert boot since I was a teenager growing up in New York and I love the comfort and the timeless look. I don't ever want to be without a pair.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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After wearing these back in the 60s when these were popular, I decided to try another pair. First pair are natural (tan) suede, and I wanted a pair of black ones to wear with black/grey pants. These fit true to size and the crepe soles are comfy. Not much arch support, tho. Big difference in the tan and black -- the suede on the tan is super-soft, and these are much stiffer. They squeaked a ton where the tongue rubs against the upper where the laces go through. Think I've fixed this by rubbing vaseline into the lining where the laces go through. If yours make a lot of noise, try that. I like that they're warm in the winter.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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The black suede Desert Boot is my first pair of Clarks. The shoe feels solid with the fit and finish also being of high quality. The style is awesome and these things look phenomenal with a pair of jeans. They do take awhile to break in and can be torture on your feet until then. Like mentioned in numerous other reviews, play it safe and order at least a half size down. I had to drop one full size, but thanks to Zappos fantastic service I received the new pair a day later. Can't go wrong with these boots.
I'd also recommend:
GBX, Globe
CP, Zappos Customer,
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These shoes are great. I've worn them every day since I got them. If you’re not used to Clarks be aware that they might hurt your feet the first few times you wear them, but once they are worn in they are the most comfortable shoes ever. Also, be sure to get an entire size smaller than you usually would. They run big.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These boots are the coolest things ever, but what I love most about Zappos is the Customer Service Staff. 1st class all the way.
Richard L, Zappos Customer,
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I bought Desert Boot for my husband, who really likes his feet to be warm in winter. So I don't always like his winter boots, but this is the pair we found compromise. It is very comfortable (as he says) and warm and also appropriate for the office. So we both are happy with them.
Tako2407, Zappos Customer,
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Quality seems in line with cost. Nicely finished. Very comfortable to wear.
I'd also recommend:
SeaVees
Leonard S, Zappos Customer,
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These shoes were stylish and comfortable. Great quality and came in original box. I have enjoyed them as they go with almost any occasion.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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I'm 21 and have been wearing Clarks from the age of 14. I wear Desert Treks, Wallabees, Weavers, and I absolutely love these boots. Kudos to Zappos for lightning fast shipping and excellent customer service. I only wish more colors were offered, because I can only get the moss green ones when i go home to Trinidad....In other news...The suede is very high end, style and comfort levels are on MAXIMUM!! Please purchase - you will never regret it..... P.S.: Love Clarks or jump off a bridge! lol. That is all.
I'd also recommend:
Merrell, Vans, Converse, Levi's 501, Hush Puppies
Ricardo S, Zappos Customer,
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Just got my Dessert Clarks Boot from Zappos and it smells bad! Love it and if you wear size 9 buy 8.5.
Rohan R, Zappos Customer,
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I love these black Clarks Desert Boots. The style and the suede of the boot looks very fashionable and very quality. I wear them every chance I get. I decided to get mens since they weren't available in my size for womens until November/December. I just couldn't wait. These shoes are very comfortable. They make no sound when you walk because the crepe sole is very quiet and you really can tell that they absorb impact. For me (size 11 in women's, wide) the size 9 was slightly narrow, but the shoes stretch out quite quickly. I would definitely recommend these shoes to anyone.
Marcia M, Zappos Customer,
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Great boots, comfortable, and I've received compliments every time I've worn these. Zappos service is the best I've experienced in online shopping. I ordered these on Labor Day and the next day these were on my doorstep (on my birthday)!
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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This is my second pair of Desert Boots and I love them. They are extremely comfortable and versatile. It takes a few days to break them in, but after that they are perfect. You can tell they are excellent quality and they hold up, although they look better a little worn.
Dominic B, Zappos Customer,
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Fantastic boots. Went a half size down and they fit perfect. Very comfortable and look classy.
Philip, Zappos Customer,
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My mother bought me my first Clarks Desert boots when I was a teenager living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I do not remember how I felt about them, but I wore them until they fell apart many years later! I just bought a pair of black Clarks Desert boots from Zappos and after wearing them for a couple of weeks straight I all of a sudden what they remind me of. After being happily married for forty years my relationship with my wife feels "like a comfortable pair of slippers." That's how my Clark Desert boots feel to with the added advantage that they feel so comfortable right out of the package!
Ben V, Zappos Customer,
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Good day to you all who read this. I must say there isn't better website to purchase like Zappos.com. The service they provide is incredibly great. Not to mention their online customer service. If you have any questions, they will answer via email if you ask. I'm a VIP member. I will order from Zappos.com anytime. My favorite purchase is the Desert Clarks. Make Zappos.com your favorite shopping site.
Marlon S, Zappos Customer,
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Again, a great shoe! I own several pairs of Clarks, and I must say that it is my favorite brand. These shoes are comfortable and cute; definitely living up to Clarks' reputation.
I'd also recommend:
Clarks, Vans, Adidas, Nike
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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'60s euro cool. I love these boots. They're pretty comfortable, but not exceptionally so (The arch support is virtually nonexistent. I'm getting archy insoles...). The main thing is they are understated and look very cool. They're also very simple and seem quite durable. Good for sauntering around town in your snazziest '60s tight-fitting suit. Other reviewers have remarked on how quiet they are. And yes, you could sneak up on just about anybody if you're so inclined. Quietest shoe on the planet.
I'd also recommend:
these are the best.
N. J, Zappos Customer,
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