Clarks Desert Boots Sizing

November 30, 2012 @ 00:04:08
I wear a sz 10 in vans and jordans, 9.5 in either fit too small. Anyone have experience sizing into clarks? I've read on these boards that they run large, but the measurements online say they fit true. Wut?
November 30, 2012 @ 00:28:05
I'm a size 9 in Vans, 8 in Clark's. Size down one.

Okay, okay.

November 30, 2012 @ 04:59:02
anyone else agree? do they fit similar to converse or something?
November 30, 2012 @ 05:56:08
I wear 11 in chucks and 11.5 in vans authentics

I copped 11 in CDB's and fuck they hurt like a bitch for the first 5-6 wears.
After that its smooth sailing and they fit like a glove.
November 30, 2012 @ 06:15:20
I wear an 8 in vans authentic and they fit perfectly. Sized down to a 7.5 for my desert boots and those fit just right for me. Go to a nordstrom or nordstrom rack and try some on!


November 30, 2012 @ 06:50:07
I wear 9.5 in chucks, janoskis, roshes, pretty much everything. but im waiting for my desert boots to get here, i ordered a half size down.

If you still havent bought some when they get here ill give an update
December 01, 2012 @ 05:10:50
@aquaticmammal sounds good, that would be much appreciated pimp.
December 01, 2012 @ 05:40:35
I would get half a size down or a whole size. I usually wear 9.5-10 on Jordans, SBs, etc but I recently got desert boots in a 9.5 and they run a little loose even though 9.5 is like my perfect fit for other shoes. I tried on my cousin's 9 and they felt so much better.
December 01, 2012 @ 06:48:10
Down a whole size. Might feel a tad snug at first, but they loosen nicely after a couple wears.

FS: CDG Coaches (Olive/L) & I Love Ugly Zespy's (M)

December 05, 2012 @ 01:11:37
I wore them for about an hour, they fit a little loose but would be too tight if i got a full size down.  Some people say they stretch after a while if you go a full size down.  Im good with how mine fit (sized down .5)
December 07, 2012 @ 05:06:14
I sized a full size down.

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August 26, 2013 @ 14:20:00
Just a short note about a new pair of beeswax Clarks. Because of only two pair of eyelets, there is a tendency to slip in the heel area. I decided to add another pair of eyelets. I first scribed a faint line on the leather with a dull screw-driver blade through the two eyelets toward the upper end of the boot. I then measured the distance between the two eylets, center to center. It is 3/4 of an inch. I marked a point of this distance further up the boot on the line and did this on the other side, also. Repeated on second boot. Using a hole punch designed for leather, I created two new holes in each boot.
I went to a local hobby shop and purchase a small grommet setting kit with a pack of grommets. This was about $9.
I placed a grommet in each pre-punched hole and I was finished. When I tried the boot on, it fit much tighter at the ankle and no-longer slipped. This can all be done at home or by your local shoe repair shop.
cheers, Marty
November 06, 2013 @ 04:19:44
anyone know how the malis fit? specifically, the supreme mali lows
November 11, 2013 @ 04:16:54
I half sized down, now i wish i went a full size down. 


November 12, 2013 @ 10:07:45
Clarks desert boots run true if you are looking at American sizing. If you wear a certain size in another American brand, then you should have no problem with the Clarks. The problem comes in when people are used to their UK or EU size, and then the conversion from American sizes to others gets goofy... but you should be ok with a US men's 10.
November 12, 2013 @ 16:02:29
They use UK Boot sizing, so I'd recommend Americans going down half a size. Simples.
November 13, 2013 @ 16:34:14
I wear a 9 pretty much across the board but the first time i wore my pair of these in a 9 i felt like my toes were breaking, think half/full size down may have been better
November 13, 2013 @ 17:40:43
and is it the same with the midfordalp boots?
November 13, 2013 @ 18:02:03
Size down 1 .
June 22, 2015 @ 15:22:36
UK or US down one size
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