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BE WARNED - Buying Clarks Desert Boots and Originals online can be a costly gamble
on February 3, 2015
BE WARNED - Ordering Clarks Desert Boots and Originals online is a big gamble as there no consistency in Clarks' sizing, both in terms of length and width.
Despite doing a large of amount of research before buying, 3 out of 4 of the pairs of Clarks boots that I've ordered online have proven not to fit true to the advertised size. In one case, the size on the box did not actually match the actual size of the boots sent to me. Very annoying and expensive.
Significantly, these online purchases has proven both disappointing and costly as given that they have been international orders, it has proven not viable in terms of international shipping costs to post back to the sender.
I'm a fan of Clarks Desert Boots as a product, however buying them online can be a costly gamble as depending on the age of stock (Clark has recently changed it's sizes from a narrow fit to standard fit) and the reliability of the sender's information and service (the online product description doesn't match the actual delivered product), you can end up shoes that do not fit properly.
My suggestion based on my experience, unless you don't mind your shoes/boots being too loose or too tight, buy shoes after trying them on in person, not online, as you will never know what you will receive.