Desert Boot 4 (54 reviews) Brown Suede Womens Originals Boots

Modest and unassuming, our iconic Clarks Originals' women's Desert Boots. Designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark the Desert Boot was inspired by a suede boot from Cairo's Old Bazaar and has been much imitated but never bettered. The simple clean lines in a rich brown suede are teamed with an unfussy lace fastening and signature crepe sole. This style comes in a narrow fit so we advise ordering half a size larger than normal.

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Upper Material Suede
Lining Material Unlined
Heel Height 1 inch
Sole Material Crepe
Fastening Type Lace
Removable Insole No
Trims Eyelet
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  • 5 stars out of 5Wow!!!

    Georgina from ipswich

    How lovely - super for all occasions. Abit pricey but so stunning it's worth it.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Wish you resized this for my high insteps!

    Sarah from chichester

    I love the look of these boots, and am hoping that they will give a bit;I'm between a 4.5 and 5 so despite the advice on the narrowness of fitting I went ahead and ordered the 5; they are quite long in the foot and a bigger size would have moved about and rubbed too much. Having said that I have them laced up tight to keep my foot in place and they are not as comfortable as I had hoped! Feedback from Clarks: Thank you for leaving a review and we're sorry to hear you didn't find these shoes comfy. We know that everyone's feet are different and so do our best to provide shoes to suit all shapes and sizes but in the end comfort is a personal thing. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 5 stars out of 5What about more colurs and especially black leather??

    Nicola from oxford

    It took ages for me to decide whether to order these boots in brown suede but I am so glad I did. I take between a size 5 and 6, so ordered in size 6 as they are a narrow fitting. They are extremely comfortable and look great with skirts and trousers.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Very versatile

    These add a vintage preppy but classic look to any outfit. Super comfy but do get scuffed easily so be sure to purchase the leather conditioner.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Trish from Uxbridge

    Patricia from uxbridge

    Everything it says on the tin! Second pair I have purchased, comfy and look great with jeans.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Top marks for comfort

    Claire from ivybridge

    These boots are soo comfortable. They are warm too and I have literally worn them every day since I bought them!

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  • 5 stars out of 5time to replace again

    Mayumi from london

    About 10 yeas ago, I bought the same shoes in Japan and it was very popular at the time. Nice stylish design and comfortable! Finally I replaced with the same shoes and I can't believe that I keep using the same shoes for over 10 years!! I love classic design and it's good price as well. I really highly recommended!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Sue Mills

    Sue from crewe

    Fantastically soft leather. Beautiful blue colour. I ordered a size 4, my usual -but had to exchange for 4.5. Suberb service.

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  • 5 stars out of 5So comfortable

    J from guildford

    I'd been toying with the idea of buying these boots for a while, and I'm so annoyed I didn't buy them sooner! They're so comfy, probably the only shoes I've ever not got blisters from! Highly reccomend them.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Size

    alessandro from london

    omg why is there no 8.5? Feedback from Clarks: Unfortunately, this style sold out extremely quickly in your size. If you would like an alternative style, you can search by size using the left hand menu.

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  • 5 stars out of 5shhhhhhh

    annie from twickenham

    shhhhh because i dont want everyone to know about these because if they find out how comfy and stylish they are everyone will be wearing them. bought some in the summer sale, am now coming back for more for the winter in a darker colour. Love'em!

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  • 5 stars out of 5replacement boots

    andrew from peterborough

    after 9 years of use I replaced my dessert boots. Good advert for an excellent boot, worth every penny

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  • 4 stars out of 5Really trendy

    allison from hawick

    Ordered half size bigger after reading reviews, they are narrow fitting but like all leather shoes after they have been worn they mould in to the shape of your feet, really comfy boots, look great with jeans.

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  • 3 stars out of 5original desert boots ( NOT )

    melanie, burnley

    I love these boots style but they do not fit like clarks are saying ( originals) bought them year after year unfortunately this season DO NOT fit the same and the suede is NOT the same quality as previous years???? and why did I get mine from another shop for £65 delivered, Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 4 stars out of 5neat

    Avril from glasgow

    I really like these boots and following the advice given by another reviewer I bought a half size bigger to allow for them being only a C fitting which has worked out just fine.

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  • 4 stars out of 5narrow fitting?

    Norma from kington

    what a shame these lovely boots are narrow fitting, i have always worn desert boots because they have lovely round toes..they also look much better [ more grounded] and are foot shaped, these are too narrow for me, and I don't want to take a larger size to fit them i like to have the right size!Please, please can we have original Originals??!

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  • 5 stars out of 5My Floral Desert Boots

    Maria from hythe

    Just Received my wonderfull floral desert boots,so much better on my feet than they looked in picture.Realy soft leather lining crepe sole so spongy and comfy to wear.I am really pleased with them looking forward to my next pair

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  • 5 stars out of 5My Brother loves them!

    Robert from west wickham

    He had a pair a few years back that kind of got so worn in colour and had holes starting to form that i decided to get him some new ones. He loves them! He says they are so comfortable and soft on the foot. 5/5 Quick delivery of 3 days was impressive aswell!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Marvelous things about . . .

    Elizabeth, ammanford

    These desert boots - from eyelet to heel fit, from suede sniff to toe wiggle. Joy bringing, satisfying footwear.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Lovely looking desert boots

    jill from sheffield

    These boots are great - desert boots in leather are so much more practical than suede and still look good. The leather is soft and I am hoping it will stretch to a comfy fit as previous Clarks shoes have done. The size does feel a little tight initially.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Lovely but too narrow!

    Lilly, walton-on-thames

    Great shoes, got mine yesterday and was really looking forward to wearing them out. I will be limping by the end of the day, as they are just too narrow formula feet. I wear a size 9. I'm really disappointed. Heyho, I will return them as soon as I get home today, just hope I get my money back. I hope Clarks will have a change of heart and make these shoes in a standard fit... Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; we’re sorry to hear you’re unhappy with your purchase. We value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our team.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love them.

    Jeanette, west drayton

    I love these boots I have them in black and brown and have worn them constantly through winter for the last three years, they are comfy and smart may be a bit expensive but well worth the money.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love them!

    Michelle from scunthorpe

    I love these boots. Easy to wear whether it be for work or walking. Another great product from Clarks.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love them to bit!

    Carine, london

    I bought these shoes years ago in brown (I believe they were at £35 or £45 full price at that time!) and still have them today and they are still in very good condition. Very comfy. Hightly recommended.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Love my Desert Boots!

    Dorothy from brentwood

    I bought my first pair in the early 1970's! I wore them all the time, as you do when a teenager and they still lasted 7 years. Over the intervening years I have bought these lovely comfy boots and have rarely been without a pair in my wardrobe. I love the tan one's with jeans and the funkier colours with shorts or a skirt. These purple one's are a gorgeous colour and am sure they will give me many years service & pleasure. Thank you Clarks!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Just in time for winter

    Rosemary from caterham

    Have waited months for these to come back into stock. Worth the wait, gorgeous soft leather and very comfortable. I normally buy the 6 (39.5) and although a 'C' fitting they were the right size for me. Appreciate the fast delivery. Thanks Clarks.

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  • 5 stars out of 5it's great some things don't change!

    Susan from colchester

    In this world of hi tech, and fast moving trends, thank goodness some things don't change like desert boots! I've been wearing them since college days and I'm 46 now! It's nice to have something you can rely on. Change isn't always better!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Its a good look...

    Shenesea from birmingham

    Clarks Desert Boot is a very unique and diverse boot that can be worn by any gender and fits well. Its comfortable and can be worn to any occasion whether it be formal or informal. Personally, its extremely amazing along with its simple swagg and if you're reading this, you need to get a Clarks Desert Boot A.S.A.P (As Soon As Possible) they're worth it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Happy Feet

    Gillian from leicester

    I am delighted with my red Desert Boots. They are well made and put together WITH FEET IN MIND!!! Too many shoes today are designed without consideration of human pedal extremities... These boots are stylish, any-age appropriate, and will see me through my holidays and beyond. Thank you for staying true to Clark's Original Quality!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great!

    Maria Io from london

    Classic style, nice fit. Something that may be of interest: I bought my pair in red leather 1/2 size larger, as suggested, while I got my suede pair in my normal size (*not* 1/2 size bigger). I suggest you do the same.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great Shoe, but small size.

    Nathan from romford

    Be advised to order one size up, i made a mistake in not looking at other reviews before purchasing these. I ordered my partner a size 6 which she usually is but they were way to small so i ordered her a size 7 which now fits correctly.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great quality and style

    These boots are worth every penny. I bought the chocolate brown ones and the colour is rich and stylish. I even spotted a jealous person looking admiringly at them when I wore them recently! I am usually a size 3, but bought a 3 1/2 because they are narrower than normal, so maybe worth trying on a couple of sizes before you buy. Highly, highly recommended!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great fit for average to narrow feet

    I wouldn't say these are a narrow fitting (C is normally considered to be average) but I'm pleased to say they are narrower than most Clarks shoes. As I have one average fitting foot and one slightly narrower, I struggle to find anything that isn't way too wide on the left foot but these are fine. Although Clarks mainly do quite wide fitting (D and above), bizarrely some styles do come up more like a C even when labelled D fitting. Please, Clarks, more C fitting shoes and more consistency!!! Feedback from Clarks: We do try to be as consistent as possible in terms of sizes and width fittings and all our styles are fit tested as part of our product development process.  However we do find that styles will fit differently due to the differences in design and that a customer may need to select a bigger or smaller size in order to find the most suitable fit.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Great Boots for Skinny Minnies

    Adejumoke from london

    After 4 attempts, I finally got my boots. I bought a 7 (after being ill advised in a non-Clarks shoe shop), a size 8 in the men's (don't ask), a 7.5 - still too tight and then an 8 in the women's - Yippee!!! I have wide feet and one foot fits perfectly, whilst the other rubs - but only slightly, nothing that a well placed plaster can't fix! If my feet were a bit more narrow then all would be well. I do love them though!

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  • 4 stars out of 5Great boot

    elane from caerphilly

    I am usually a size 5, ordered a 5 but could not get my foot in. Returned them to my nearest clarks shop no hassle, they then ordered me a 5 ½ they fitted fine. Wish they would do a D fitting.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Gorgeous boots

    Angela from alresford

    These boots are very comfortable and a gorgeous colour, but advice re cleaning woulod be useful. They are not suede, so you can't brush them; not smooth leather, so you can't polish them. What to do?????? Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for your comments. We do recommend shoe care items that help reduce the appearance of scuffs and scrapes. If you go into one of our stores, they will be more than happy to advise you on our products that should help.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Glad I finally took the plunge !!

    William from edinburgh

    I've always admired the looks of Clarks desert boots but somehow or other never actually got round to buying a pair. A couple of months ago I finally took the plunge and bought a pair of the brown ones and was so pleased with their comfort and looks that I've now also bought a black pair, as well as as pair in the more traditional sand colour. They are now a versatile mainstay of my wardrobe suitable for almost all occasions.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Fab Furry Fun

    Ellie from st. asaph

    Ordered on-line and received my boots 4 days later. Highly impressed with the build quality and comfort levels. The leather is all furry, so I spent more time than I care to admit giving the boots a stroke before I wore them. Great "busy mum" boots as you can wear these jeans or chinos and they're good to go round the supermarket, school run etc and your ankles feel supported all day long. Kids think their mummy's gone all funky too!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Excellent Quality Boot

    Beverley , bradford

    I've just received my order and must say I am really pleased with the quality of this boot. Took advice from someone else who ordered a half size bigger than normal and was pleased I did as the fit is quite narrow. I bought the dark brown pair and must say the colour is lovely and rich. I don't buy cheap shoes or boots but I look for value for money and for boots, especially, which will last me a long time. These fit the bill exactly.

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  • 5 stars out of 5excellent and chuffed as such a bargain!

    Sarah, liverpool

    My daughter has been wanting these boots for absolute yonks! We live abroad and so whilst back in the UK this summer I had decided to eventually part with almost £90 for her boots. As its was early June Clarks dont stock winter boots so only had a pair of desert boots in her size but fur lined. I thought hang on these are going to be even more expensive.....well what a bargain they were, on some sort of promotion and were ONLY £35......we skipped out a Clarks with our bargain as we live in a ski resort and sometimes temps can be as low as -10° so better still......cheers Clarks!

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  • 3 stars out of 5disappointing

    annette from hassocks

    flimsy sole - I feel every cobble I walk over in them and have put in an insole to try to give more cushioning between my foot and walking surfaces. At this price I would have expected better quality.

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  • 3 stars out of 5Disappointed in the fit

    GILLIAN from eastbourne

    While I loved the design and the print, I couldn't get my foot into them. I know in the description it says they're a narrow fit, however the only way I could have got my foot in would have been to have bent the backs down,. Sadly I took them back to my local store for a refund , where several of the assistants were very excited by them, as they hadn't seen them before.

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  • 4 stars out of 5dessie boots

    Christine from walton on the naze

    These boots take me back to my late 1970's university days. Crepe soles!!!! Love them, would have liked a little more internal cushioning maybe.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Desert Boots

    Susan from loughborough

    I love these boots. Wore them non stop in the 70's (obviously not this pair). I normally take a 4 but even the 4 1/2 were too short and too tight. I have now ordered a 5 and hope that will do the trick. I like the dark brown colour and the fact that the sole on the side is also brown makes them look classier. The leather is not so soft as the 70's ones but hopefully they will look good for longer because of this-just hope when I get my correct size they are as comfortable as I remember them. I have ordered some other shoes from Clarks and am so glad they do free returns as the sizing does tend to be a bit smaller. At least I will be aware of this in the future.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Comfy boots

    Denise, liverpool

    These boots are comfy, warm and look great, everything I expected.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Classic!

    nikki from london

    this is the classic shoe, i highly recommend it to you!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Classic & comfy

    mary from bayport

    If you want a shoe for the rest of your life, this is it. Classic style that will catch people's eye and have them asking "where did you get those"?

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  • 5 stars out of 5amazing boots

    evelyn from dundee

    I love these boots. I own several pairs of desert boots by popular manufactures but these are the nicest and the most comfortable by far. Fast delivery and lovely packaging.

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  • 5 stars out of 5A Happy Customer

    Lynn from cannock

    I received my boots this morning - excellent! I tried them on for size as I did take other customers advise to buy 1/2 size bigger and they were right. If you want to wear big socks underneath order a whole size bigger than normal. The colour is really nice. I shall really enjoy wearing these boots with trousers and jeans.

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  • 4 stars out of 5A great classic boot

    Joanne from hove

    These are well made, stylish and comfortable. I ordered half a size bigger than normal and they fit really well. It's so nice to be able to order a half size and a narrow fit for a change.

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  • 5 stars out of 5A classic!

    Danae, amsterdam

    I really love my clarks, they are the perfect fit. The final addition to the basics in my wardrobe.

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  • 5 stars out of 54th pair

    Michael, salford

    4th pair of cola brown desert boots, stylish, comfy and they look better the older they get!

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  • 5 stars out of 5nicola from bedfordshire

    Nicola from bedford

    Very fashionable boot that never outdates, with a beautiful lace detail! Quite pricey, but worth it. I'll be wearing these for years to come! Order a size bigger though if you are a wide fitting like me!

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  • 1 stars out of 5

    sarah from street

    these shoes are so comfy and i love the style

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