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    Clarks Wallabee Boot2

    I'm a huge fan of Clark's shoes, specifically Desert Boots (I have a few other styles as well). However, I've never owned a pair of Wallabees, but I've always wanted a pair, specifically in the beeswax leather style. My wife has never been a big fan of the contrast between the dark leather and light crepe sole, and she's always talked me out of getting them, but recently I've noticed that they make the Wallabee Boot2, which they are calling an update to the original, which comes in a beeswax leather upper and sole that matches. It looks like the sole is not actually the original crepe sole, they're calling it a recycled rubber sole. I'm not sure it's a downgrade from the crepe sole, or rather, I hope it's not since they are the same price as the crepe sole shoes. Has anyone had any experience with this model? If so, what are your thoughts. If not, I'm still open to hearing everyone's observations.

    https://www.clarksusa.com/c/Wallabee-Boot2/p/26158306

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    Sadly I have no experience with the specific boot you mentioned. I personally would be a tad worried about the lack of crepe sole but I tend to really care about my sole on boots.
    I can tell you that if you are wanting the same style or something familiar. You want to start looking at more work wear brand boots. Look at Justin, Ariat, maybe Chippewa, Eastland, Irish Setter, and maybe Red Wing. I saw that style all the time in stores that sell western wear, big hardware stores like tractor supply, and bass pro. They have been explained to me as more of a moccasin style boot. The problem is companies can’t keep the names straight so might be Chukka, Moc boot, or camp boot.
    Haha right after I posted I found a example.
    https://www.ariat.com/P14697_M_FOO.h...r=BROWN_BOMBER

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      I really like my Beeswax Clarks Originals Desert Boots, but they do scratch and crease dramatically and look kind of lived in and the light crepe soles will gradually get dirty, I like the contrast and the messed up finish, some versions they paint the sole on the sides which might work for you

      It's worth looking at these guys https://www.padmore-barnes.com/ who made them under contract for Clarks originally

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