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'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.
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.
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