Clarks Originals price hike

Whilst in Nottingham the other day I popped into Clarks in the Market Square. I was browsing the Originals when an Assistant came up to me to see if I needed any help. We got chatting and she told me that if I was interested in the Desert Boot then I was best to buy now as Clarks are withdrawing the current version and will re-release in the Autumn with improved materials at a cost of ... £200 !!!

Anyone else heard about this?

She said that they are scaling back as it is a niche market

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    • Clarks dessies. Irresistible if the truth be told, especially to a mod. I have a pair for every day of the week plus the extra day of a leap year ;0) 

  • I'm lovin' the look of these desert boots from Andy at Modshoes.

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    • Yeah Gary, saw them in Andy's email yesterday. Proper crepe sole and good shape. I have a number of his boots, shoes, and recently his summer pumps, all good quality so assume these dessies will be the same
    • I've had one or two items myself Mark. A top geezer and friend but more importantly a first class company with a superb after sales service second to none. The true mark of a great business ;0)  

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    • That's it Alan ... I'm thinking of putting my Clarke's up for auction!

  • From time to time this independent business will put out a decent pair of casual kickers. They're more for the yacht and sailing types but if you don't like to follow the herd, then they are worth having a look at.

    https://www.chatham.co.uk/sale/mens-footwear/dodge-crepe-sole-suede...

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    Dodge Crepe Sole Suede Desert Boot in Tan | Buy Now
    Dodge Crepe Sole Suede Desert Boot - Tan. Lace up desert boot on our brand new natural crepe sole unit. Goodyear welted construction will keep you lo…
    • There are some decent boat shoes and drivers on there mate. Any experience on quality?
    • I can vouch for the boat shoes Mark as I have had a couple of pairs over many years, absolutely bomb proof. I'm not too keen on their logo so the subtle or logo less styles catch my eye from time to time. You can't go far wrong on the Goodyear welted construction, which to me, usually denotes a sign of quality. 

        

    • Cheers Gary...may make a change from my normal Sperrys...
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    3297726641?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024My alternatives, both Loake.

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