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Timeless my foot!,
This review is from: Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot (Apparel)
I used to pretty much live in these boots, but for some reason--possibly related to the move to Far East production--Clarks now only make them in a much narrower fitting than before. They've also ramped the price up since they came back into fashion--they used to be a great, cheap option for students and the like, but they're now about three or four times the price of the cheapest alternatives. A sad end to a great British tradition of comfy, economical, yet stylish and well-made shoes.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2010 12:00:24 AM PST
It couldn't be that your foot has changed with age, nah. I'm really surprised that they raised the price when the price of everything else in the world has stayed the same over the last 30 years!
Posted on Aug 7, 2010 8:50:56 AM PDT
John L. Rich says:
Know what you mean, mate. At university, Clarks were what you wore 'cause you couldn't/wouldn't invest in brogues or other proper shoes. And, in my day, only the guys who took out the rubbish wore Doc Martens.
Posted on Dec 3, 2010 9:37:19 PM PST
Pascal Lee says:
I agree. Clarks has priced themselves out of their original market and is now catering to buyers willing to pay $85-$100 for a pair of shoes that I myself would not be willing to pay more than $25-$35 max for. The company would probably do a lot better anyway by going after the Wal-Mart price range and market.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2011 11:31:29 PM PST
but then we would be buying crap? Nobody likes a walmart. Well at least nobody with any self respect.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2013 5:10:51 PM PST
John A. Lefcourte says:
I've worn Clark's on and off since the '50s they were NEVER in a $25-35 range.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2013 9:14:35 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 17, 2013 9:17:03 AM PST
While I can't remember what I paid. I had a pair in Spain, ca:66-67. They were cheap, as I only had a $50/ mo allowance while I was in H.S. living in a dorm in Madrid. Just saying.....
They where sturdy yet light. The soles were solid unlike the mushy feel of a Clarks' nowadays
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