Desert Boot 5 (62 reviews) Cola Mens Originals Boots

Our iconic Clarks Originals men's Desert Boots are reinvented in a rich brown colourway, fashioned from authentic English suede. 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 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 Suede
Sole Material Crepe
Fastening Type Lace
Removable Insole No
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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 5Wonderful Product from a Wonderful Company!!

    DAVID from eastbourne

    Wonderful Service from Clarks. Very happy with my Desert boots, extremely comfy and so well made. Highly recommended. Only thing i would advise other online buyers is the Cola Boots are darker shade than they look on the website. Thankyou

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  • 4 stars out of 5Why 'F'and not 'G'???!!!!!

    thomas from wellington

    Great boots but should be available in wider fitting G size. Then going up half a size to compensate for the current narrow F (which can make the boots look overly long) wouldn't be necessary. I noticed that ALL the other Clarks boots are in a G fit. This means that the powers that be must know that their customers prefer a wider fit. So why not these? Feedback from Clarks: The Desert boot is an Original classic which was developed by Lance Clark in 1949 keeping true to its Originals shape and look the shoe has changed little since it was created all those years ago. Since its then it’s gone on to sell millions of pairs and is loved by Originals fans across the globe. We do however recognise that its doesn’t fit all foot shapes but as its such a classic we’ve kept it true to its roots and kept the same last shape and fit. However we do offer other G fit variants on the classic in the rest of the range such as the classic Wallabee boot, Weaver Boot, Desert Rain, Desert Rain fall, and for the new collection which will be available to buy from the beginning of January Desert Drift which is a version of the desert boot and Preston Desert

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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 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 5Thank you Clarks!

    I from london

    My Cola Desert Boots arrived today on a Saturday. Only after 2 days of placing my order! I am very grateful that Clarks stocks their men's range in sizes 5 and 6. The colour Cola I personally find quite similar to the colour shown, but perhaps just one shade darker. Goes well with shirts, t shirts and jeans. One minor detail though, my boots don't have that blue/dark layer of lining around the bottom of the shoe. Instead the layers are just brownish and then whitish. All in all, a brilliant purchase and no regrets at all.

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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 5Smart Casual Epitomised

    Alexander from manchester

    Wonderful shoe, very comfy and stylish. One of those shoes that seem to go with almost everything you wear. I'm 20 years old and wanted a shoe to make me feel a bit adult, these shoes do that. I'd recommend them to a friend, but i wouldn't want them to copy me, so i'll do the next best thing, strongly recommend them you people of the internet.

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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 5Reasonable priced & very comfortable

    Alex from croydon

    I brought these recently and once broken in they are extremely comfortable. They are reasonably priced too, well construction as you expect from Clarks and i hope to be wearing these for many years to come whilst adding other colours to my shoe collection.

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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 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


    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 5''If only they were wider''

    Robert from petersfield

    Been wearing Clarks since 1955. Over the years my feet seem to have spread and F width isn't the greatest. I can understand that F is probably the ''middle of the road'' for shoe manufacturers BUT I'd bet dollars to donuts, (that's CDN dollars to doughnuts), that more desert boots would be sold if they were made wider. To make it worse for me I also have a high instep. Clarks desert boots set you apart from the mundane and are the perfect companion to a corduroy suit. Yep you guesed it I wear corduroy suits and Clarks boots. Feedback from Clarks: Thank you for getting in touch. We have passed your comments back to our Originals Team.

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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 5Happy Shopper

    Finlay from norwich

    I received my desert boots this morning. They are fantastic - made with very high quality leather, making them stylish and comfortable. The half size option allows for a precise fit - they have already moulded to my feet and the soles add cushioning. If you are considering buying a pair of desert boots, don’t buy a cheap mimic pair. These are well worth the extra money.

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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 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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  • 4 stars out of 5Excellent service.

    CHRIS, norwich

    Cannot fault the service or the product. Ordered online Thursday evening, arrived Saturday morning. Well made, super quality. I'd only note that the colour is somewhat darker than it appears on screen.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Excellent as usual!

    Andrew from chesterfield

    Took delivery of my desert boots a couple of days ago. Very happy with them. Well made and stylish. Following the advice of the site I ordered 9.5's, a half size up from my usual size 9's.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Everybody ask mi weh mi get mi Clarks!

    Anthony from ilford

    'Di leatha hard, di suede soft, toothbrush get out di dust fahst, everybody ask mi weh mi get mi Clarks. (Clarks by Vybz Kartel) I bought a pair of Cola Desert boots online before I went on holiday to see my uncle in Ghana, he is an old school Jamaican Rastafarian and a Clarks man until he dies. He loves the shoes so much, it was the right colour as well. He said he will not buy another pair of shoes for the next twenty years. As soon as I gave it to him he started to sing 'everybody ask mi weh mi get mi Clarks!'. Ha, Ha.

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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 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 (Cola)

    Sarah from south shields

    Purchased the cola coloured desert boots online recently and could not be happier with Clarks in general, colour, fit, website, delivery all 5 out of 5. Will definitely be back

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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 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 5Comfortable, stylish - Great for travelling

    Barry from little yeldham

    I bought these for travelling and wanted something to see me through lots of daytime sightseeing and hard-surface walking but still be smart enough for wearing out to restaurants in the evenings. These boots were perfect! I hadn't worn desert boots since I was a teenager and had forgotten just how comfortable they are. Even in baking sun they were still cool to wear and to my way of thinking have already paid for themselves through the number of times I've worn them. They are slightly narrower than many shoes/boots so Clarks' suggestion to order a half size bigger than you usually wear is very sensible advice. I ordered a half size up and got a perfect fit. And lastly; the Cola colour is great - just that bit different from the ubiquitous sand colour and the darker shade goes with much more. Great boots and well worth the money.

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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 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 well made boot.

    David, london

    Comfortable and have a good quality feel. Would definitely purchase again.

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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 5brilliant

    paul from hull

    I bought these boots for my boyfriend and he is delighted with them. Excellent quality!!

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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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  • 3 stars out of 5Be warned! Images are completely wrong

    Jonny from stockton-on-tees

    I've ordered myself a pair of Cola Desert Boots and they're excellent. Fortunately, I knew what colour they would be because I've had a pair before. Just as a warning - in real life the Cola Desert Boots are absolutely nothing like the shade of brown in the images on this website - they're much darker.

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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 5All good...

    Rob from newcastle upon tyne

    Great pair of boots - really comfy and sufficiently durable for the winter months... The website was easy to use and they arrived in the post promptly and well packed. Recommended.

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  • 5 stars out of 5After 35 years, another pair :)

    John from birkenhead

    Like putting on an old friend (if you'll excuse the slightly odd metaphor). I last had a pair of these when I was 11, and they were a hand-me-down, so already worn in for me. Despite the time span, it was amazingly familiar to put my new pair on; the soft, silent foot fall from the crepe sole, the quirky lace position, the first tightness across the instep, all still there. I'm normally a size 9 so ordered the 9 1/2 as recommended. They felt initially tight in the width on my bigger left foot, but walking around at home for 5 minutes soon loosened it up and now they fit just fine so don't be frightened of that first gripping feel. They didn't have my size in the shop so set up home delivery for me, which worked like a dream and the delivery date was simply changed by exchange of text message. Very efficient!!

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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 5A Boot For All Seasons !!

    mandy jean from sandown

    At £80 a pair and the name Clarks i was quietly confident as I ordered a pair of red Prestons for my husband ..... when they arrived I was not disappointed...a truly stunning boot...he is aching for a vibrant green colour now....I will leave you master shoemakers to pontificate !! MJC

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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 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.


    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

    James from louth

    Ordered a pair at 9pm on Saturday evening, were with me at 10am on Monday (next day delivery), I was amazed just how efficient the process was, packaging was spot on and the shoes, well they're excellent. Went for cola in the end, a shade darker than the picture but I think they're better for it. Overall very happy with the quality and look of them, will be buying again for sure.

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Alexander, hamburg

    Ein Super Schuh anders kann man es nicht sagen

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    Alexander, hamburg

    Sehr guter Schuh bin sehr zufrieden

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