I've been hankering after a pair of Clarks Desert Boots for quite a while now, having owned some years ago, but not realizing there were several different models with some quite different features. I had bought the ones called the Bushacre 2, and was a bit disappointed with the comfort and with how quickly they wore out. After them, I was really into the simplicity of the chukka and tried out several different shoes, looking for a dressier boot that could work casually or in the office. I found something by Calvin Klein that looked good, but the harder lug soles cracked eventually. Tried a different Clarks chukka, which was decent but didn't hold up as long as I'd hoped. Finally looked more into the differences between the types of Desert Boot and found the Desert Boot 2 had the features I wanted: leather lined interior, metal eyelets, rubber sole with some give, but not spongy crepe rubber, nor the slightly hollow rubber soles of the Bushacre. Then these guys were on sale on Amazon for $51, seemingly the right price to try them out. I bought them, and ahh, that's the shoe I was missing.
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