Desert Boot 5 (62 reviews) Black Mens Originals Boots

Authentic English suede in a rich black shade makes our iconic Clarks Originals' men's Desert Boots stylish and versatile. Designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark the Desert Boot was inspired by a rough boot from Cairo's Old Bazaar. An instant hit, it became the footwear of choice for off-duty army officers. Often imitated, never bettered, its simple, clean lines in premium 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 Leather
Sole Material Crepe
Fastening Type Lace
Removable Insole No
Trims Eyelet, None
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  • 5 stars out of 5Years and years

    David from winchester

    Over the years I have worn many pairs of Desert Boots but your Originals are far and away the best.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Work/business, pub, walking, trekking, cycling...why do i need trainers

    chris from newcastle upon tyne

    Hurt my feet at first, the solution was three pairs of socks to strech them out and wear them in, bingo! I have had DB's for a few years now and just bought another pair. I use them for walking, business meetings, trekking, cycling and casual. The only other footwear I own is plimsolls. Im a simple person, I'm not poor but I don't like wasting money on the latest trends so I just go for a classic - Nike, converse, timberland and brogues all rolled into one product which doesn't need to advertise itself...COMPLETELY 100% UNDERSTATED AND ELEGANT AND TIMELESS AND RUGGED. Clarks, please send me a free pair of Clarks!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Vollste Zufriedenheit

    Jens, greifswald, hansestadt

    Von der Bestellung bei Clarks, über die Lieferung und Zustellung mit TNT bis hin zur überragenden Qualität des Produktes - alles in allem entspricht meiner uneingeschränkten und vollsten Zufriedenheit!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Very Comfortable

    Ruairi from london

    Very soft leather and well built too. Quite a sensible purchase.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Traditionally MODern

    Simon from milton keynes

    It seemed like no sooner did I place an order than they arrived! Comfortable, practical, traditional yet oh so MODern....just a shame that I can't wear them every day with my suit!

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  • 4 stars out of 5Total comfort

    Anna from oldham

    Very comfortable everyday boots

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  • 5 stars out of 5Timeless cool

    julia from enfield

    Having been a fan of the original desert boots since my teens, it's a great feeling to know I can still buy them all these years later, often copied, never bettered

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  • 5 stars out of 5Timeless Classic

    Iain from stourbridge

    British design classic, perfect for the Summer. Dress up or dress down but always look stylish!

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  • 5 stars out of 5The trusted Clarks Desert boot.

    Bob from alton

    Don't be fooled by cheaper imitations inducing blisters or impeding your gait...........always opt for this champion of footwear.

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  • 5 stars out of 5The iconic desert boot is still the best.

    george from southsea

    Ive been wearing clarks desert boots for over a year now and they are my favourate shoes to wear. They are so versatile its almost annoying because you neglect every other piece of footwear you own. They come in so many colours theres not an outfit they wouldnt work with. As for comfort they are somewhere in between slippers and soft trainers. The pair I have in waxed canvas are so light and flexible I sometimes forget im wearing shoes. If I was to reccomend any item of footwear it would be the clarks desert boot.

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  • 5 stars out of 5the best

    ron from oldham

    clarks desert boots are timeless.they look fantastic and are by a country mile the best quality desert boot on the planet.what are you waiting for ? buy your favourite looking pair now people !!!!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Still the best Desert Boots around!

    Olivia from wolverhampton

    I bought a pair of these for my partner a couple of months ago and he loves them! They look great and the leather is softening beautifully. He does not have the best feet in the world and often stuggles with new shoes but these have been comfortable from day one. There may be others on the market but I think Clarkes Desert Boots are the 'Originals' and the best!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Still as good as they have always been

    Chris from twickenham

    I bought my first pair of Clarks Desert Boots in 1963 and most of my friends also had a pair. As far as I`m concerned they have never gone out of style and the quality of the DBs I have just bought is as good now as they were 48 years ago.

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  • 5 stars out of 5staple shoe

    Cyrus, sherborne

    I ordered a size down and at first it was unbearable to wear them, as they were too narrow. However, after a few wears they stretched out and fit perfectly. My normal size would have been too big. Very comfortable and great multi-purpose shoe. Smart, casual and great for walking around the city in. Best, most styling and most durable desert boots I have worn.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Smart, comfortable shoe!

    Kirsty from edinburgh

    These boots are smart, durable and incredibly comfy. Great thick material and overall 5/5 !!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Sizing advice

    Duncan from cambridge

    These are quite long and narrow shoes. If you generally have wide feet you may find if you go up a size like people recommend that your toes will have too much room around them to feel comfortable - that was my personal experience. Otherwise they are good shoes.

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  • 5 stars out of 5sizing

    Frazer from london

    Make sure you go a full size up from your normal size if buying the desert boot. I've owned a few pairs in the past and always bought size 9. The site does reccomend to go up half a size but i bought my usual 9 and they were way too small. Must have changed the fit? It was easy enough to change them in store though and i went for a size 10 having tried the 9 1/2 which were still too tight. Must have changed the fit? Great shoe though, goes well with most outfits. Also make sure you spray protect these particuarly in this colourway!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Simon

    Simon from worthing

    Ordered on the Friday, received the following Monday, free delivery - first class service! I've long been a wearer and fan of desert boots, including in the Arabian Desert, and these are no exception. High quality soft leather and the classic crepe soles. Comfy from the outset, they will even improve with wearing, I'm sure. Recommended.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Quality boots!

    LEE from belfast

    Boots arrived today and im very pleased with them. Great looking and perfect fit. They are a bit darker than the image shown but i knew this anyway. The website recommends going 1/2 size up, i was recommended to go 1/2 size down. Im usually a 9 but ordered 8 1/2, perfect fit.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Quality

    A from warrington

    These awesome Originals desert boots ooze quality from the way they are packed, the materials used and the way they feel when worn. An absolute steal for the price. Highly recommended.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Purchased second pair

    Marguarita from preston

    Just purchased a second pair for my husband who is absolutely delighted - the prompt service and free standard delivery make it so easy to buy online. Also very impressed with the packaging. I also have bought shoes and keep the "shoe trees" for when I travel

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  • 5 stars out of 5Perfect

    Mitchell, salisbury

    The shoe is everything and more you could want. More than worth the money. Great fit, quality and design. Original and best desert boot.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Originals... Classics!

    Liam, denton

    What more can you write about the original clarks desert boots...Its simple, there a long lasting stylist shoe that will always be the best pair of boots compared to anyone else where ever you may stand. Quality is everything, looks are a bonus. Clarks are the winners!

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  • 5 stars out of 5My Desert boots

    Mark from southampton

    I've always appreciated the quality of product and service from a genuine Clarks shop. I ordered a pair of desert boots on line for covenience and my local shop handled the return and re-order for the next size up (not in stock in that colour but they found a different colour to try on). Very cool boots that I know will last.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Most comfortable boots ever

    Paula

    My husband has these in Black and I am now about to get him the Brown ones. He absolutely loves these desert boots. They are so stylish and extremely comfortable. He has problems with his feet, but can where these all day.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Like an old friend...

    Matthew from london

    These are my first new pair of Desert Boots in a long time and they haven't changed. My last pair was bought in the heady days of Britpop in the 1990's! A family and career in the meantime for me and you realise what makes a true staple for your wardrobe. Classic style and comfort and wearable in almost any occasion.

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  • 5 stars out of 5I Love My DBs!

    iain from bury st. edmunds

    What can I say? I have loved Clarks Desert Boots since way back when. Just bought my second pair and I am out to get the set! Comfortable, timeless style; often copied but there is nothing like the original, and classic, Clarks Desert Boot. A footware icon - a pair should be in the British Museum!

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  • 5 stars out of 5high quality

    gavin from aberdeen

    if you are buying a desert boot look no further. these ooze class and style,youll find mates asking about them etc...they are dureable and still have the same style after a years solid use![i do change with other clarks orginals]. a purchase no lad would regret,just go down a size!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Had to have another pair!

    Alan from erith

    First pair of Clark's Originals exceeded my expectations, so I bought another pair! Also treated my son. I recommend this tried and tested design.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great product with extra efficient service

    Andrea, ixelles

    I was not sure if buying online these shoes since it is my first pair of clarks and I usually never buy shoes online, as I need to try them on first. However, I found the size guide very useful and since I have no store close to my place, I placed the order. It arrived earlier than expected. I was not available at home and calling the customer service I arranged another day for the delivery. As far as the product is concerned, I found it very confortable. I like the style and the colour. It really fits my look. To sum up, I am already thinking about the next model to buy...

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great Boots

    DEBORAH from dereham

    These are a complete classic. Comfortable, good choice of colours and good old Clarks quality. Agree that they are narrow so you need to go half a size up. They are a little long in the length of the foot but that is just getting picky!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Going for pair number 4...

    Michael from dundee

    I'd always struggled finding smart mens shoes that are stylish and comfortable. I've been hooked on the desert boots ever since my friend introduced me to them. Absolutely superb...

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  • 5 stars out of 5Fantasteesh

    Scott from inverness

    Just got my first pair and I have to say that they are the nuts! I've been getting Wallabees for 16 years (2 pairs a year, you do the maths) and I'm now not sure if I'll ever wear them again . . just messing, I now love them both as equals!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Expensive, but worth it

    Nicholas from grimsby

    I've had both Clark's and cheap imitation desert boots and there is nothing like the original. Comfortable from day one and they only get better with time. More expensive than the others, but they last 3 times as long so work out cheaper in the end.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Exceptional

    Nicholas, london

    I just wanted to say a big thanks for my recent delivery of the black desert boots. I've been a big fan of the shoes for a few years now and these are my second pair of deserts already. I wore my last pair of blue suedes into the ground, and was ever so slightly emotional when I had to say goodbye. However, I was more than compensated when my latest deserts arrived on time and looking in pristine condition. And for this, I salute you. I look forward to my latest journey in my Clarks Originals, and doing the great name proud on my latest path. Yours sincerely, Nick Grounds

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  • 5 stars out of 5Ed

    Ed from whitstable

    I love these shoes soo much, they look terrific and are ridiculously confortable!! All I can say is don't wear them in wet weather!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5E of Telford

    Ernest from telford

    Just as comfortable as I remember decades ago. Still stylish after all those years

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  • 5 stars out of 5Don't think twice

    Nathan from stockport

    Honestly, I don't do reviews much. Unless the product's especially poor or especially fantastic. Clarks Desert Boots are definitely the latter. Not only do they look fantastic, they're surprisingly comfortable and mould nicely to your feet. They work with jeans, chinos and probably even shorts. Just the right height, good ankle support and tidy laces with a timeless style. The sole is hardwearing and reduces impact, making them distinctly comfortable for such a smart boot and the suede is pretty tough and long-lasting.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Desert Boots purple.

    kathleen from crewe

    Fantastic even better than I anticipated, lovely soft leather, can't wait to save up to buy another pair.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Desert boot

    Jayne from stoke-sub-hamdon

    Just the classic I was expecting. Great colour - goes with everything. Love the leather in-sole.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Desert boot

    Joseph from wokingham

    I ordered these in my usual size 9 and have had no problems with the fit, the leather has been great and comfort is unmatched by any of my other shoes bar my other clarks. having worn these for a month i am positive they will be my footwear of choice for many years to come. A brilliant product would recommend to anyone!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Dancing Shoes

    Jeremy from london

    I wear Clarks because I favour classic styles from brands with a strong heritage. I'd worn Wallabees for years but wanted to give Desert Boots a spin. (I have to admit I was partly inspired by the cool film icons of the 1960s, who rocked this shoe so elegantly.) I remember a friend from school saying the best way to break in a new pair of shoes is to take them dancing. Well, I got the perfect chance when I attended a jet set wedding in Hong Kong... I took to the dance floor in a fitted suit, knitted tie and my new sand coloured Desert Boots. I have to say I was quite a hit. I told people it was the shoes. I broke them in properly, and they definitely feel like mine now.

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  • 5 stars out of 5comfort and on trend

    Christine from bath

    These boots are the best, not only are they SO comfortable they are back in fashion (if they ever get out of it).

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  • 5 stars out of 5Classsic Desert Boots

    Morgan from london

    Perfect

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  • 5 stars out of 5CLASSICS

    Rachael, prescot

    I discovered these Desert Boots 2 years ago & since then I haven't looked back. I purchased both the brown & black. The most convenient shoe, smart, but also casual. An all round boot. They go with any trousers/shorts/combats etc. They're comfy & after some time, they mould to the shape of your foot after some initial rubbing. Recommended to ALL.

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  • 5 stars out of 5classic. original. worth it.

    Christa from london

    Always a classic, and withstanding the winds of fashion, these boots will be part of my wardrobe for a long time. Can't wait to get another colour!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Classic unbeatable comfort

    Patrick from london

    My first pair of Clarks Desert boots were bought for me 40 years ago. I have had a number of pairs since then - every pair were worn out completely after a number of years of unbelievable comfort Thank you Clarks

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  • 5 stars out of 5Classic

    Guy from st. albans

    The original classic desert boot - nothing more needs saying!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Clarks Desert Boots

    Bruce from north walsham

    I hadn't bought a pair for some time and it was like welcoming back an old friend, just as comfortable and well made as I remember them, a great purchase

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  • 5 stars out of 5Best pair of boots ever purchased in the history of purchases

    John from trowbridge

    I just adore my desert boots. They're stylish and very comfortable to wear. I may never find a pair of boots that I'll like more.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Best Desert Boots Ever!

    YI-CHAN from gateshead

    After doubting i finally ordered these and i'm glad i did! The quality is very good, nice leather and great colour combination!

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  • 5 stars out of 5At last

    HENRY from warwick

    I've always wanted a pair of original desert boots and now I've got one. They don't disappoint either; stylish and timeless and most of all exceptionally comfortable. Thanks for fulfilling a dream

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  • 5 stars out of 5a shoe for life

    Robert from london

    There are a few products and items of clothing that I will undoubtedly purchase all of my life becuase they are a classic. The best. Desert Boots are one of these. They look great, go with everything and are comfortable. A must in any man's wardrobe.

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  • 5 stars out of 51st ever pair

    Andrew from milton keynes

    I can't understand why I held out for so long. The boots arrived this morning and I have been wearing them all day, and they have to be the best pair of boots I have bought in years. Bought specifically for a trip to Oz, these will be the only pait I take. Brilliant.

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Tafadzwa from stoke-on-trent

    You definitely can't go wrong with a pair of clarks boots! Anyway, anytime, whenever love them!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5desert boot clarks originals

    jordan from reading

    These shoes are amazing they deserve praising Everybody ask me were I got my clarks the leather hard the sweat soft tooth brush get out the dust fast.

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Stephen from milton keynes

    I LOVE THESE BOOTS.!!! Cost a bit to get them to Australia (Clarks, when will you ship direct?), but well worth the cost. I want more...

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  • 4 stars out of 5There" a special room for a Desert Boot.

    Wilfredo

    This boot really makes my London walk perfect. Soft, Comfy, stylish and timeless! From street wear to Semi Casual it really fits my wardrobe.

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Gavin from birmingham

    Quality still the same after all these years. The best desert boots you can buy!

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Hugo from bournemouth

    My second pair of desert boots. I bought my original pair after seeing some famous 50s icons wearing them. They're as classic and as underrated now as they were then. A comfortable, simple fit and design. Recommended for all!

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Alexander, hamburg

    Ein Super Schuh anders kann man es nicht sagen

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Alexander, hamburg

    Sehr guter Schuh bin sehr zufrieden

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