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Clarks has been in business for over 100 years making very fine men's dress shoes in a variety of styles. Featuring a wide range of top-quality components, Clarks gives you the options you desire in the quality you demand.
Basics: They look exactly like the product photos. The leather is soft and smooth (no grain) and the detailing is excellent. The hardware is silver. They have a thickish sort of lining or padding inside the shaft which I wasn't expecting, but which is comfortable and doesn't interfere with the fit or make them look bulky.
I ordered these boots because they are listed as having a 17.25 opening. I have 16" calves so figured they should fit. They were fine in the foot, but the calf was way too small. Measured about 15".
I want to write this review to assist others when purchasing boots online as I learn so much from reviews myself. I like Clarks shoes so thought I'd give these boots a try even though other reviewers had problems with the fit. I usually like flat shoes and although these boots have a bit of a heel, they are very comfortable. The leather and style are superb. I have a somewhat long and narrow foot and usually wear a 9.5N if I can find the narrow size. I bought a 9.5 M and the foot part fits well although slightly long. I had no trouble zipping the boot over my straight legged jeans. My naked calf measures around 15" at the largest part. The problem for me is that the ankle area is too large so the leather is bulky at the ankles. These boots would be outstanding if it weren't for the ankle fit. They may be a nice fit for others, but not for me. I like them so much that I'm contemplating sending back the 9.5 and ordering a 9 in hopes the shorter boot might reduce the ankle bulk. The medium width will not work for those with a wide foot. Hope this helps.
I can usually rely on Clarks to work with my higher volume wide foot with a high arch. I should have looked more carefully at the picture and then I might not have tried these. The toe and front arch area is very flat and thin; it doesn't start to rise until in the midfoot area. My higher volume foot has no place to fit. I honestly think the length and width are OK, just not the space between the bed and the leather where the toes meet the the foot - it's barely an inch high. I measured a pair of shoes that fit - they are 1.5" tall in the forefoot area and another pair I have are 1 3/4" high at that spot.
The best winter boot in my closet! Fits comfortably and very warm! I love my purchase!