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Clarks Desert Core Boot - Men's

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    Details

    The Clark's Men Desert Boot was born in the sands of North Africa, worn by the British forces during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. That means it's a venerable 70 years old, but for some reason it's not showing its age. That's because timeless design and relaxed comfort never go out of style.
    • Suede style features textile lining offers against-the-skin comfort; leather styles unlined for breathability
    • Natural crepe rubber sole offers cushioning and durable wear
    • Item #CLA0018

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    [Taupe, Beeswax] full-grain leather, [Oakwood] suede
    Lining
    [Oakwood] textile
    Closure
    chukka lace
    Sole
    plantation crepe rubber
    Footbed
    EVA
    Recommended Use
    streetwear

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    Not Retro, Original!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9

    These are the original, and still the best. I wear them for everything, from Sunday church to knocking around on my bike. They seem to look good with everything, and get the occasional compliment, which is always nice.

    Apart from aesthetics, I find them to be reasonably long-wearing for normal street use. And make no mistake, these are street shoes, despite the name. You don't buy these because you're going hiking; you buy these because you've decided that you're too old to be walking around in sneakers all the time but still want to be comfortable.

    Fit and comfort are entirely subjective, of course, but for me they are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Further, I didn't size down, as is usually suggested, and they fit perfectly in my normal size. That said, my feet are relatively wide with almost no arch, so maybe that's why, as these things have zero arch support. That works for me but, as thy say, your results may vary.

    They do feel weird when you first put them on, but break in quickly and become insanely comfortable. By "weird" I mean that it feels as though you're going to step right out of them. But again they quickly conform to your foot and it's all good after that. Soon they feel like old slippers.

    This review is for the Beeswax leather model, by the way. I had suede ones as a kid but they stretched out. These hold up better.

    They're not retro, they're original, which I think is better.

    PS: Anthony Bourdain says these are his "go to" shoes for travel, which, considering his annual mileage, is worthy of note.

    PPS: These clearly pass the WWSMW test as well: What Would Steve McQueen Wear? Women will notice, gents. Seriously.

    Great Everyday Boot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    I wear these boots just about everyday in the colder months. These keep my feet pretty warm and look great with just about everything! I typically wear a size 9 US shoe and I had to size down to an 8.5. They are super comfortable and break in easily.

    The only reason I have given them a 4 star rating is because they can become very slick when they are wet.

    Dress up or Casual

      Adding another pair to the collection. Leather clarks are easy to clean and take care of. Quick to throw on and get out the door and still look good. Perfect to wear casually during the winter months. Or our on the town for the weekends. Definitely recommend getting a pair.

      Dressy or Casual

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I am never disappointed when I get a new pair of Clarks. Their classic look makes them cool in whatever situation you find yourself. I wear them casually with jeans but also have dressed them up with khaki pants and a blazer. They are a comfortable shoe and really durable. They fit true to size.

      Clarks Desert Boot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Size Bought: 10.5

      This makes my 10th pair of Clarks. Desert Boots, Desert Trek, Desert Mali and the Jink boot. I am never disappointed by Clarks. Minimal break-in time, and they always look great.
      Now, a few pointers. I always...ALWAYS spray protectant on the suede before I ever wear them. Sand Suede looks awful when incredibly dirty. Do yourself a favor and get a good silicone spray and suede cleaning kit.
      Fit: I wear an 11.5 in Adidas (Samba) Nike, and Vans. I take a 10.5 in Clarks Originals. They may be a tad tight when you first put them on, but they will stretch, and after a while they're going to conform to your foot.
      Now about Backcountry.com, this is the first time I've ever bought anything from them and I couldn't have had a better shopping experience. I use Zappos quite a bit, but now I believe I'm going to switch. They gave free 2 day shipping which really was about 30 hours. They gave me a free sample of some great blueberry granola and now I'm going to buy that stuff. The packaging was first class and the added free swag was a nice touch.
      I would recommend getting these boots and highly recommend ordering from backcountry.

      Jake B.

      Classic

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 10

      I use these as my everyday office shoe/going out and love them. Once broken in these don't just look great but feel even better. I am a little worried about the wear of the sole but time will tell. They do run a little large so my suggestion would be going 1/2 size down.

      Classic look, all time style

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 10

      These are my favorite pair of shoes to wear to the office or out in town. First off they get complements everywhere i go. On top of that they are make with the suede interior which is really nice on the feet. Once broken in these are a super soft and comfortable pair of shoes. They do fit a little on the large side from my experience.

      GOAT IS GOOD

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large

      Look good, iconic design. Back for my second pair in a different color. I needed a half-size smaller than my regular shoe size for a good fit. The rubbery sole is comfy but I don’t think it will wear as good as other soles. Since I don’t need to wear the same pair daily, I’m expecting lots of life.

      still awesome 40 years later

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      Yep - my dad wore these, and he gave me my first pair when I was in high school 40 years ago. They still rock! Agree with other reviews that it is best to size down. Got the beeswax leather in 13 and the sand suede in 12. I normally wear a 13, and the 13 fits fine with a thicker sock but the 12 has shaped to fit my foot better. There is no cooler and more versatile casual shoe than this one ... and my kids are into them now - so three generations of love for desert boots!

      not for high volume arch

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small

      was really tight over the top of my foot (over my arch.) my friend said it'll stretch out over time. if that's the case, then it'd probably get too lose in other areas. didn't work for me.

      Why am I only now getting desert boots?

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large

      Every guy should have a pair for Clarks Desert Boots. Chukkas are where they are at. Best winter shoe I have owned yet...though do be careful on wet/snowy ground as you are prone to some slippage.



      These things look great no matter what the dress code, from super dressy to super casual. They are really comfortable to wear all day. The hold up well to abuse (my friends have yet to destroy theirs). And they seem like they would be a great go-to travel shoe.



      I am honestly kicking myself for having not discovered these things sooner. I couldn't be happier in my CDBs.



      For fit, I would definitely go down to your lower shoe size. I had to return mine and go down a half-size, but I knew immediately as soon as I slid on the correct ones.



      Get yo-self a pair...seriously.

      uncomfortable

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size

      Hard to believe these are so highly recommended. I tried the beeswax leather version, and the material was extremely stiff and rubbed uncomfortably above the ankle. The natural crease point above the toes as you walk flexed painfully into my foot. The shoe was sized well and *fit* just fine, but these were some of the most painful shoes I've ever tried on.

      Classy Casual Shoe

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      These are great! You can dress them up with a nice pair of pants and shirt, or wear casual out for the night. I got these for the man as a casual work dress shoe, and we both like them A LOT. He is a standard street size 10.5, with a little more of a narrow profile foot. I got the 10.5 in these for him, and they are the perfect fit. They seem to work best with a more boot-cut pair of jeans, but they aren't too bulky around the ankle which is great. I will definitely be getting him more of the Clarks, they are BOMBER!

      Size down

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: Runs large

      I gave these as a gift, and was glad I followed other reviewers' advice: size down one size. The shoe is sleek looking and can be dressed up and down. It was a great buy.

      Amazing

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      First off, these boots are comfortable. I first wore them a couple days when I was walking to and from place to place for hours. Probably 7-8 miles and my feet felt fine. Make sure to size down a full size though, I went down from a 12 to an 11. They also go with any pants and can be worn anywhere with anyone. Their versatility means I can legitimately wear nothing but these shoes for a week or more without feeling weird. Fantastic.

      Classic

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large

      The Clark's Desert Boot is a classic, and the beeswax leather is icing on the cake. The boots run large, and I'd recommend sizing down a full size. I normally wear a 9 shoe, and the 8 was the answer here. They'll feel a touch snug at first, but they'll stretch enough to feel like a slipper.