Phenia Desert 2 (8 reviews) Black Leather Womens Originals Boots

A feminine take on the iconic Clarks Originals Desert Boot. With more slimline appeal than their classic cousins these women's boots feature the same simple lines that make the Desert Boot so enduring, and are created in premium black leather. A lace fastening and signature Originals crepe sole finish the look.

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Upper Material Leather
Lining Material Textile
Heel Height ½ inch
Sole Material Crepe
Fastening Type Lace
Removable Insole No
Trims Eyelet

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Upper Material Leather
Lining Material Textile
Heel Height ½ inch
Sole Material Crepe
Fastening Type Lace
Removable Insole No
Trims Eyelet

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  • 3 stars out of 5So Conflicted!

    Bought these from an independent retailer a few days ago. As another reviewer mentioned, they fit close to the ankle and lie very flush against the shape of the foot, which is excellent when so many ankle boots have quite a wide opening that I find uncomfortable while walking because they feel loose. I also love the soft texture and they lace up really well. The feel overall is just excellent. The sole and padding under-foot is also very comfy and flexible, not at all restrictive - but the light colour and soft rubber material of the sole means it has discoloured to black very rapidly from just walking on concrete, and I can predict they may wear out fast because it seems essentially like a thick eraser. However the reason for docking 2 stars is the absolutely awful blistering I have had on the back of my ankles (as I notice another reviewer has experienced). I understand some leather shoes require breaking in, but this is the worst I have encountered. There is no padding whatsoever, just an exterior and interior layer of leather (typical for desert boots, not a complaint), and the seam that runs up the back of the ankle has caused serious damage. To provide context I work on excavation sites so I am used to boots, walking boots, steel-toed, etc., so I am used to suffering to break shoes in and I don't have particularly delicate feet. I got blisters taking the rubbish out in these boots yesterday, a whole 50ft. After looking at the shoes I don't believe they are faulty or anomalous, I just hope after a few more days they mould to my ankle more or my skin toughens up because they are seriously lovely other than the quite blatant issue that I can't really walk in them. Would be a 1* review if the rest of the design wasn't so good :(

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  • 1 stars out of 5Quite narrow and short fit

    I am a size 9, and I was so glad these came in my size. I ordered them to store and tried them on, but they were quite tight around the toes. A bigger size may have helped, but as I am a 9, these were the biggest size. Lovely shoes, just more suited to someone who is able to go up one size. Feedback from Lily at 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.  I am sorry you did not find this style true to size, we value all our customer feedback so thank you for your comments which have been fed back to our Original's team.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Poor Quality, short life span

    I bought these boots three months back thinking they were stylish and high quality. I paid a hefty price for them too but was confident that as they were Clarks that I would not regret my purchase. The shoes are unfit for purpose, the sole quality is so poor that it would be dangerous to wear them outdoors. They have thinned out drastically and every stone or object I walk over can be felt through the thin poor quality shoes. Ridiculous considering that's the main reason we wear shoes: to protect our feet. It's unfortunate considering how well the leather on top has worn, these made me loose faith in a brand I previously held in high regard! Feedback from Lily at Clarks: Thanks for leaving a review. All of our new designs are thoroughly tested before they go on sale so I'm sorry to read of your disappointment. Please visit your local shop with your receipt for a manager to look into further.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Lovely looking boot, but poor fit

    Sue, glastonbury

    I spent my Birthday money on these boots and tried them on in the Bath store first. The seemed to fit well so I asked for a brand new pair to be sent to my home address. I did try them on indoors first, so decided to wear them out for a Birthday lunch. I was driven to the pub and hardly walked far inside the building yet these boots seemed to shred the back of my heels instantly (like most of the reviewers mention). I wore them again to work to see if they could be "broken in" but the same happened again and also seemed to press down on my 4th toes on each foot. I took them to my local branch where the shop assistant said that a lot of Originals shoes can be quite stiff to start with, so she tried to soften the heel area by bending them a bit. Unfortunately it hasn't made any difference so I tried to return them to the Bath store today, but obviously I have worn them 2 or 3 times...without going into too much detail, the shop assistant was very rude to me, and told me I should have bought a different fit as that's what he does when he buys Originals shoes and that when buying clothes/shoes in different shops, we're all a different size...I told him I always am a 5.5 D in Clarks shoes. I am liaising with Customer Care now. Nice looking shoe though and it may be great for some people, but not me personally... :-(

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great fitting

    Adelia, northampton

    I bought the black nubuck version of this boot in size 3 and it fits me perfectly. I normally take a size 2.5, so I suppose it is far to say this boot comes up small. The leather and the insoles are very soft and comfortable. I have average to slightly narrow feet and small ankles. Most ankle boots gape at the top as my ankles don't fill them out and I was delighted that these boots fit even my ankles very well. I am really pleased with this purchase.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Comfortable fitting and warm underlay.

    Lamia, london

    I am extremely pleased with the quality of the Desert Phenia Black boots I bought. I have worn it quite recently and first was sceptical of how resistant it would be against rain or the muddy terrain, I was yet to astounded. After going to a muddy construction site in Oxford, not only were the shoes immaculately hard worn and comfortable but they were also flexible to walk and run around in. The rubber and cork sole combination really allowed me to move around freely and there wasn't sole pain or toe pain as an aftermath. So extremely satisfied with the product!

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  • 1 stars out of 5Bad Buy

    Nazira, london

    I recently purchased this shoe because of the style and because Clarks in known for the comfort. Unfortunately, after wearing it, I have blisters on my feet and on my ankles. I definitely will not be investing anymore money in Clarks comfort shoes. 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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  • 4 stars out of 5Absolutely gorgeous - but quite a narrow fit

    Caroline, oxford

    Beautiful shoes - they look and feel great. Downside is that these boots were quite narrow for my wide feet; I went up a half-size in order to get a better fit. Looking forward to wearing these more this autumn!

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