Top positive review
Excellent general purpose daily outdoor shoe.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 February 2016
These are my fourth pair bought on-line over several years. The fit is always consistent and correct for my feet, having established many years ago in a Clarks high street shop what shape my feet were and what sizes from their range fit me. Normally I buy them direct from Clarks, but for once the Az deal was better.
They are properly waterproof with the Goretex lining and with some care can polish up very well to look quite smart. However they are really a 'daily walk to work' type of shoe designed for comfort and a lot of walking in varied conditions. They are quite heavy, but then they are also tough and durable.
Whilst a good shape with ample room for the toes, they do not have a hard toecap, which is a bonus for me as I find toecaps always cut into my toes. The padding inside around the top of the upper is very soft and comfortable and ensures that I never get any blisters on my heels with these shoes.
When I move on to a new pair the older one becomes the general purpose shoes used for anything from DIY to light gardening, and it still cleans up well! For really heavy outdoor work I use some tough old leather walking boots with a reinforced Vibram sole, but their grip on hard shiny wet surfaces is less good than the Clarks sole, hence my often using old pairs of the Clarks when I should really be using the tougher boots.