2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2012
For the classic desert boot style, Clarks certainly fits the bill. I think the critical thing to take into consideration is: how is the fit, and what sizing should you order to get the right fit?
Different shoes, of course, are notorious for having different fits...I hadn't worn boots like these before, so I wasn't sure if I should go closer to tennis shoe size, or a size smaller. I have read from many sources that Clarks desert boots run a little large (and that they stretch over time), so I decided to order a full size down. (My tennis shoes are US men's size 13, and I ordered size 12 for Clarks). I feel that this has been a good decision.
The one complaint I would have is that the crepe soles of these shoes ATTRACT dirt. Within a week of wearing my boots, the very bottoms of the shoe are now almost completely black. It's to a point where with just a couple more weeks, if the un-dirtied parts of the sole can get just as dark as the rest, then one wouldn't be able to tell that the soles ever were lighter. I believe that Clarks makes different desert boots with different soles, or maybe you can just get a boot that comes with a darker sole, but that is the one thing that would prevent me from giving this a full five stars.