Desert Boot 4 (50 reviews) Black Suede Womens Originals Boots

Modest and unassuming, our iconic Clarks Originals' women's Desert Boots are designed in authentic black English suede. 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 are teamed with an unfussy lace fastening and signature crepe sole.

£85.00
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Upper Material Suede
Lining Material Leather
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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  • 2 stars out of 5Width

    MARGARET from weston-super-mare

    I absolutley loved these boots but to my utter dismay they only came in one width C which is just too narrow and tight on the instep but plenty long enough though. Why oh why can't us poor people with a broader foot have a decent trendy looking boot, why to we have to have old fashioned leather pull ons. Come on Clarks give a little. Feedback from Clarks: Thank you for leaving a review and we're sorry to hear these shoes didn’t fit you. We know that everyone's feet are different and so do our best to provide shoes to suit all shapes and sizes. 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 5Welsh Warmers

    rachael from london

    I purchased a pair of limited collection Desert boots, in woven pink wool and they have'nt failed to deliver in the comfort stakes. Versatile as well as cosy, I have been able to wear them casually and smart. These Desert boots are a definite must have for those wanting classic comfort!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Top Top Boot.

    lisa from camberley

    Really please with this desert boot, in black suede. Feels comfy, fits very well and looks great. A quality boot.

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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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  • 4 stars out of 5These boots are made for walking ...

    Lindsey from stockton-on-tees

    I love Clark's desert boots and have several pairs in various colours. These are great; however, the advice about choosing a slightly bigger size when ordering is correct - this style is slightly tight across the foot. I'm hoping they will 'give' after a few long walks. LN

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  • 5 stars out of 5Suede Desert boots

    Joseph from wokingham

    My first pair of desert boots, but i am sure they will be replaced once worn out. having only worn them for a month they are definitely a keeper, going to uni in september and was looking for something a bit more rugged than what i have been wearing (generic tennis shoes), these were an instant perfect fit in my usual size 9. and being a bit of a leather fanatic i can say that the suede is a great quality. Awesome product!!

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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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  • 1 stars out of 5Problem with width

    Mary, birmingham

    I have ordered these boots, both mens and womens and they are too narrow, why can you not do a D fitting? Think of the additional sales, I think you are missing some very good sales here Clarks. Had to buy desert boots elsewhere which were a perfect fit

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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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  • 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 Favorite Shoes !

    I've owned a pair of these black desert boots for over a year now, and I absolutely love them. I find them suitable for every occasion, especially for daily use. They are very comfortable so I can spend the whole day wearing them and my feet are happy. And the good point is a little piece of wet cloth makes them look sharp and new, still !

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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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  • 2 stars out of 5Lovely look but the rub

    Helen from coventry

    Loved the look of these boots. I usually take a size 3 so as per the advice ordered 3 1/2 which proved to be too narrow so ended up sending them back and ordering a size 4. They look really nice on but I have noticed after a few wearings that they rub around my ankle and the back of my leg where the top of the boot is. They have left quite a sore place even though I am wearing socks which come up above the top of the boot. Any ideas how to stop this? Feedback from Clarks: We are very proud of the quality of our products and to ensure this all our new designs and materials are tested before they go on sale.  If you are disappointed with any of our products please return to a store with your receipt so a member of staff can investigate.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Love these

    Jane, london

    Love these- comfy, classic, go with everything except evening wear, no jazzy details, well made etc etc. I have had them many times before. Now got my daughter hooked. Just wish they were still made in UK and that Clarks did a few more styles that I would actually wear! Please please please please do some more classic shoes. Everybody wants them, especially if they are made inUK!

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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 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 5Klassiker

    Elisabeth, weil am rhein

    Ein schlichter, klassischer, zeitloser Schuh!

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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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  • 1 stars out of 5I'd love to buy these...but ..C fitting? !

    Exactly what I've been looking for....I've read some of the other feedback & lots of women agree...........WHY ONLY A C WIDTH FITTING? So my search continues.

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  • 5 stars out of 5I love CLARKS!!

    Latoya from london

    I'm like the BIGGEST CLARKS LOVER.... This is another great style to my collection, the service is remarkable, PROMPT, easy and friendly! THE new texting service enable customers to have the option of delivery availability which is great... My 10th pair and still going, thanks Clarks for a great service, I'll be back :)

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  • 4 stars out of 5Hard to beat DB from Clarks

    KATHARYN from kinross

    If you, like me, like boots with jeans that are flat, have a bit of style and don't cost a designer's ransom - Clarks' Desert Boot are likely to suit you too. I like the slightly narrower style - it's an update on the old desert boot - I like the ankle top rather than low top - I especially like the fact that the soles are NOT that awful brothel-creeper white/cream contrast thing that prevails in other brands. This is a great contemporary DB with a more than a hint of French street style. The suede/nubuck is "sturdy" rather than soft and pliant, but that's fine by me. Well done Clarks - hope this is a line that becomes a staple. I normally wear size 40 - and that's what I bought and found the sizing fine. My feet aren't that narrow either but the DB is perfectly comfortable with socks. Black's a true black - I'd also buy Chestnut if Clarks offers these with a sale discount.

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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 boots

    Got these for my 16 year old daughter as a treat for exam success. She absolutely loves them. They look great with anything and she has had compliments from her friends. Perfect!

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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 5Fab Desert boots

    sarah from street

    I love desert boots - so comfy and the delivery on these shoes was brill

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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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  • 5 stars out of 5Desert Boots

    Julie from farnham

    They are great. Smarten up my jeans for a great casual look. Always wanted a pair coming from an army background and town.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Desert Boot

    Eleanor from london

    I was very disappointed with my purchase. The suede is hard and ungiving and does not seem to soften with wear. Not a patch on previous Desert Boots I have bought from you. Feedback from Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review; 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 5Definitely get the 1/2 size bigger!

    Laura from gillingham

    Absolutely lovely boots which ooze quality. However definitely go for 1/2 size larger as advised as the C fitting means they do come up on the small size.

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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 5Christmas Pressie

    John from harrow

    Same high quality as before. Really comfortable and delivered really quickly.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Best Boots!

    Natalie from surbiton

    Absolutely adore these desert boots! Amazing quality, and it really shows. Super comfy, and stylish. Look great and casual with jeans, but also look cute with a little floral dress. My favourite boots in the entire world! A must have!

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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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  • 4 stars out of 5A Classic

    Michaela, fleet

    I'm delighted with these Desert Boots. Perfect classic style and a great fit. I was initially put off by the narrow fitting, but they actually seem quite generous and are really comfortable. They are quite hard inside at the back and did rub, but they are beginning to soften.

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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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