Desert Boot 5 (76 reviews) Ebony Vintage Mens Originals Boots

Lightly grained leather in a deep brown shade gives a vintage feel to this heritage design. First launched in the 1950s, this clean and simple style is easily recognisable thanks to the Originals distinctive 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 Leather
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 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 5UNBEATABLE!!!

    Neil from glasgow

    Quite simply put: THE most comfortable, long-lasting shoes EVER! As with most new shoes, takes a few days to break them in, as they rub your ankles a bit but, without doubt, they are the best pair of boots I have ever purchased. Such a good-looking, simple design. Good lines AND soft! ICONIC!!! A total treat for the feet!!! This is the reason I buy them year after year! NO HESITATION!

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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 5These desert boots are highly Original!

    Glenn

    I was aided by the extremely helpful staff in your Brighton outlet; they ordered my shoes online after the tireless endeavour of your staff could not find my particular size. 2 working days later, they have arrived quicker than stated, in immaculate condition, oozing originality, with an air of sophistication too. I've coveted these particular ones for a long time so it is nice to finally have them on my feet! Thanks Clarks!

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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 5The best

    Tim from london

    I am buying my second pair of these as after some heavy wear the sole is wearing through. The colour is fantastic and ages really well. They are incredibly comfortable and look brilliant. Only issue I have is sometimes on London's paving stones they can get pretty slippery.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Stylish and comfortable

    Tom from london

    I haven't owned a pair of Clarks shoes since I was a kid. It was only when I was looking for a new pair that a friend recommended I try Clarks. I opted for this classic design because it looked really stylish and perfect for the city. When they first arrived they took a little wearing in, but now after a couple of weeks and few good walks I can honestly say that they are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I have owned. And even better I have had several friends commenting on how good they look! I would highly recommend these shoes.

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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 5sizing info

    Alex from guisborough

    ive owned many pairs of clark originals. im a size 9 in wallabees and desert trek and are a good fit in a clarks size 9. i find the desert boot quite big in a 9 however they suggest going up half a size. i actually own a pair in 8 and a half and they fit. i guess i have narrow fit. brilliant product though like always.

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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 5Simply the best

    Paul from birmingham

    Just received my second pair of Desert Boots opting for leather this time. Another fine decision. The boot is a great shade of brown a perfect compliment to jeans and smart casual blue chinos. They look so fine I am tempted to match them with a grey Ted Baker suit. The comfort of walking on crepe soles is unmatchable and I love the feel of wearing an iconic label and design. Already contemplating my next pair. You really can't have too many.

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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 5Peter

    Peter, ashtead

    Exactly as stated 'on the packet'. Easy to use website and prompt delivery - well within the estimated period. The shoes are first class - high quality and comfortable

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  • 5 stars out of 5Perfect.

    Daniel from stockport

    A lovely pair of boots, very glad to of bought them! Well made and they look great! Can't wait to get some good wear out of them.

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  • 5 stars out of 5OZ DB fan

    Andrew from Milton Keynes - you'll be welcome in OZ with your DBs. I've been wearin' em for years down here. There's no shoe more stylish or comfortable than an aged pair of Clarks boots. They'll take you anywhere, and you'll be admitted anywhere - well in point of fact you'd be admitted anywhere in a pair of thongs in OZ. Actually in Queensland and the NT you'll be overdressed, but stylishly so. And if you've got your heart set on stalkin' a roo or creeping up on a numbat, they'll never know your coming in your crepe soled soft stepping DBs.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Original, Traditional, Contemporary & Comfortable

    Simon Edward, stockport

    These boots are the best all round boots. They're very stylish and can be worn on a number of different occasions. They're comfortable and can be worn all day and for walking distances. They are well made. 5 star for my now 5th pair in my 'collection'. Dark green leather ones are on my hit list next...

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  • 4 stars out of 5Nice.......but.

    John from tadcaster

    These boots are well made but are a narrow fit even with the added extra half size added as reccomended, so any one with wide feet would be wise to take this into consideration... i also feel the shoe could do with an extra lace hole to make them feel more secure, although this may be just a personal choice. The leather is sourced from a supplier in the north of England yet the actual boot is made in Viet Nam.

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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 5Just like the VW Golf ads

    Kevin from cheltenham

    There are so many copies of the classic desert boot, you have to ask yourself why you wouldn't buy the original, especially now that Clarks have caught on and widened the range. These are perfect - comfortable from minute 1, practical in all conditions and nicely retro to make them bang on trend. Why go elsewhere?

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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 5high quality

    Deborah from cwmbran

    I ordered these for my son's xmas present and was very impressed with the quality and how they were so easy to order on line.

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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 boots - for a new wearer

    Martin from london

    These are my first pair of desert boots and they're great. Take a little getting use to with only two shoe lace eyelets and the highness of a boot but this doesn't affect comfort in any way. Great boot for informal or smart casual.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great boots

    James from london

    I'm really happy with my new desert boots and love the colour and classic design. They're definitely my favourite shoes.

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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 5Fab boot

    Laurence from london

    understatedly stylish and comfortable. Arrived in 2 days.

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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 5Everyones Happy

    Alison from southampton

    Ordered these boots for my son who hasn't had Clarks shoes since schooldays. However he has found them very comfortable and an excellent fit. We ordered half size larger as advised because his feet are rather wide and they fit perfectly. They look casual but at the same time smart, and I am sure that that he will be wearing them for a long time to come. Thanks Clarks, excellent service as usual and both son and mum very happy.

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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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  • 1 stars out of 5Desrt boots

    matt from norwich

    Popped into two norwich stores today,,,,first one didn't stock them and was busy so went to the next one who also didn't stock them. Spoke to a very polite assistant who said she could order them in or i could buy online....great i said...could you measure my feet so that i know which size to order...no sorry we only do kids feet. I wonder if my barber will have scissors next time i go !

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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 Boots

    Valerie from nottingham

    Clarks suede sesert boots have always been a favourite - but what a pleasant surprise to see them in leather. The vintage ebony are stylish and comfortable - still like the suede but leather practical and favourite for wet and winter weather. Can keep my suede ones for dry days now!

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  • 5 stars out of 5desert boot review

    stephen from teignmouth

    Bought my first pair of desert boots and they were that well made and comfortable that i purchased another pair in a different colour.You know exactly what you are getting from clarks,well made and very comfortable

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  • 5 stars out of 5Desert Boot - Back to the Future

    Victor from london

    I'm so pleased to own a pair of these boots once again...I got a nice pair in vintage ebony brown. I had a black suede pair when I was at school 25 years ago! - I agree with a previous reviewer about the lovely crepe sole - the hard streets of London do tend to wear them down slightly quicker than I would like - a minor quibble though for such a great shoe - in look and function.

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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

    Steven, glasgow

    Love these boots, look great and are comfortable. Please don't alter the way these are made!!

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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 5Comfy, Stylish and Hardwearing footwear

    Adam from leicester

    I bought some of these about 6 months back. They've been very comfy and hardwearing as well. A great purchase. Wanted to get some more in a different colour but sadly the website had sold out. However after a couple of emails and a phone call Clarks tracked down a pair from a store not too far from me. Great customer service. A timeless well made classic.

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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 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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  • 4 stars out of 5Chris

    Chris from salisbury

    Nice classic boot, multi purpose for casual, business and travel - fits the bill prefectly. Hope they are long lasting enough for the price.

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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 5Beautiful boots!

    Toby, westcliff-on-sea

    My first pair of Clarks Originals since they were originals and they are fantastic! Comfortable and stylish - couldn't be happier :)

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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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  • 3 stars out of 5Amazing, but mis-leading.

    Karl, colne

    The boots are amazing. You can't fault the look and the quality. The sizing though is mis-leading. From reading some of the reviews and the fact Clarks say, half size up. I decided to get both my natural size and the half size up to compare. After trying both on I quickly discarded the half size up, not needed. Feeling that the natural size felt good in the house I decided to keep them. Thats where they only felt good, in the house. After a short walk I was left with blisters from the slipping of the heal and shoes I couldn't return. I would recommend buying all three sizes to compare. Your natural and one up and one down. The two hole system looks good, but it's not practical for a secure fit, unless you get them fitting tight to stop any moment in the heal. I'll definitely be buying another pair at some point, but i'll be making sure that there's no slipping in the heal. 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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  • 5 stars out of 5A timeless classic

    From 511's to G9's, great fashion never really goes out of date - and the Clarks Desert boot epitomises all that's great and good about a timeless classic. Effortless, elegant and cut to perfection, the Desert boot is the perfect all-day option to take you from the terrace to a trendy Saturday night spot with maximum comfort and the minimum of fuss. I've been wearing the Clarks desert boot with my jeans and cords for years, but this is the first time I've tried the non-suede variant. For me - the 'Ebony Vintage' is the perfect option for the unpredictable British weather, whilst the dark brown colourway is an ideal hue for finish off Indigo jeans or a pair of dark-coloured chinos. Class.

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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 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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  • 5 stars out of 5Steve McQueen Lives!

    Philip from oldham

    Great classic in a nice dark colourway - so I can wear them for work. This is my 3rd pair of dessies so I am more than a convert. Fit perfect, look cool. Can't be beaten.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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