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    Replacement for dead Clark's



    So I have been shopping around for a replacement for my now dead Clark's and had just about decided on a pair of Red Wings when an article at Primer caught my eye and the subsequent discussions in the comments lead to the Dakota Frye.


    So far, I like what I see but heading over to Amazon results in these two boots -

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003FGXL9I/ and

    http://www.amazon.com/FRYE-Mens-Dako...dp/B002CVU960/

    with wildly different pricings(close to a 100$ difference).


    Any idea what's going on here?


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    These are a very old boot, and I know they made a couple variations of the same color (for example, there is a 2009 Dark Brown, and the next year, they came out with a 2010 Dark Brown). Similar in color, but different style number.


    I was in the market for these back when I first started reading dappered/primer, and this was early 2011.


    Anyway, my guess is that these are just an old boot, and they are just pricing based on how old the style is.


    By the way, I own the $84 one, and it looks nice. I'm pretty sure this is the one that Andrew originally recommended on Primer.

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      #3


      Are your boots dead or just your sole? I saw a post over at midwestyle recently where he had his old clarks resoled and i think they look great.

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        tdig, just the soles. The local cobbler took one look at them and said that the only option was to send them back to Clark's to get the soles replaced. Since this was a thrift-find(~10$) I am not sure if a further investment in them is justified.


        I'd be interested in taking a look at that article though if you can find a link to it.

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          @aks: I remember reading the resoling costed around 60 or so dollars I believe. Factor in the shipping as well, I think a lot of people concluded it was better to just buy a new pair of clarks on sale instead.

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            #6


            Acousticfoodie, interesting. I already have another pair of Clark's desert boots in beeswax and was looking for something different this time.

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              I'd try another cobbler. Resoling should not be a problem and should run between 60-80 bucks and you can pick a sweet sole that makes your clarks unique to anyone elses. the midwestyle said his cost $75 out the door and i am a big fan of the sole he chose.


              http://www.themidwestyle.com/2012/07...s-resoled.html



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