Maintain an original way of style in the Desert Trek low-cut boot from Clarks. Extra room in the toebox allows for foot spread. The plantation crepe sole is flexible while reduing foot fatigue for easy outback to city exploration.
I have a lot of brown shoes, and recently acquired more black, grey & blue button-down shirts, so I needed some unique black shoes. The reviews are great for these (although most I read were for the brown Clarks), but after a month of wear & seeing if they'd break in, I must say I'm fairly disappointed.
I'm ALWAYS a size 10. With these, I feel like my socks will wear holes from sliding around a bit. They look okay, but I'm not a fan from my own perspective (looking down on them), as they're quite wide. You would think the gummy/squishy soles would make them very comfortable. The front half of the inner sole is unfinished (see picture) & is as hard as plywood. The leather piece glued to the back half of the sole has a pad that looks comfy, but does nothing. I'm certain the laces will break within a couple of months, but that's not that big of a deal. Lastly, these are quite heavy & clunky feeling.
All in all, these are okay shoes, okay looking, but I wouldn't recommend them. Maybe go with the brown or tan ones.
I've been wearing these shoes for a loooong time - I got my first pair about 40 years ago, and I've pretty much always had a pair since then. These shoes are the most comfortable, versatile, durable I've ever owned. When brand new, the crepe soles are a little silly-looking, but I make a practice of scuffing them up and getting them a bit dirty to darken up the crepe so they don't look so new. I wear these shoes frequently - several times a week - and they last for years. Seriously, my favorite shoes ever.
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