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After buying two pairs (blk & tan) I realized the almost white color footbed became very dirty looking very fast. I got caught in the rain (not mud-just water) and the footbed became very dark & dirty looking. I would never buy any more shoes with the light colored footbed.. I wear the Tan only in the house and they still don't look to clean-I live in Florida and have had tons of sandals and never had this problem before-mainly because I didn't have white footbeds in the shoes.I noticed many of their shoes now have the white/ligt footbeds (maybe it's just cheaper to produce?)
Anyway, I have been buying Clarks for years and noticed the change in quality to have gone down. Also, I wanted to buy other shoes by Clarks and they just about all have those Velcro fasteners and those pop open when I walk.
If these shoes had a darker footbed they would have been excellent-they are comfortable and attractive except for the footbed issue.
I've worn Clark's for years and always buy an 8W. The footbed on these sandals was too long--if I pushed my foot all the way to the front, there was at least a 3/4 inch space in the heel bed area. Also, the strapping was very loose-- especially on the sides of the last strap which gapped over the instep and I have a high instep. I guess it is best to go to town and save myself the expense of return shipments. So sad.
Comfy from the start!
These shoes are comfort out of the box! I decided not to order any more shoes online as I have hard to fit feet. I saw these and decided to try again. I have wide feet and bunions which makes it difficult to fit. When these came and I tried them on, I was surprised they fit nicely. Wore them a week around the house to make sure and they didn't hurt, which they didn't. I went on vacation and am wearing them a lot with no discomfort. I wanted to go back and order another pair an am so disappointed they are clearances out and unavailable. I finally find some great sandals and can't get more.
not a good fit
Always loved Clark shoes. Beautiful sandal but poor sizing..This is the second pair that had to go back because of wrong sizing. Usually wear an 8 medium and could not get these on. Recommend sizing up and wide width.
Not Wide Enough
I am returning these sandals because they do not fit at all. I ordered 7-1/2 Wide and I cannot get my foot into the sandal. The foot bed is wide but it will not accommodate a high instep. I have worn Clarks for years and often can wear a medium width. I find that the sizing and quality have changed over the years.
Changes in Clarks sandals
Back in 2008 I bought three pair of Clark's sandals. First one to try, liked them so much bought 2 more of the same style - diffierent colors. Have worn them seasonally all this time.
To prepare for vacationing this year decided to buy some new Clarks' sandals - this is one of two I ordered.
Here's the scoop re the "new Clarks"
The old ones were made in Brazil. The new ones are made in China.
The old ones have a foot bed and sole of 10 1/2 in. - the new ones foot bed and sole of 10 In.
The old ones have a higher heel back/bed - measurement not possible.
The old ones have a top arch of 3 1/4 in. - the new ones a top arch of 3 in.
The old ones have a strap length [toe area to arch] of 7 in. - the new ones a strap length of 6 in.
The old ones have a mottled/grainy ? sole for traction - the new ones have grooved slots for traction. I DON'T want to test this.
As a result of the new dimensions, my foot does not fit into the sandal the same way. I am now testing this pair and the other pair I ordered to determine if these are going to work for me as the old ones have. Not yet sure if these are going back or not.
Just wanted folks to have this information in case the changes make a difference to them.
I wear nothing but Clarks. I wear an 8W and am so happy with the fit of this sandal. I also LOVE the light blue!! If you are on the fence about these, GO for it!! You won't be sorry!!
beautiful shoe/poor wide width fit
I was really excited to get this very cute blue shoe. It's nicely made and the decorative stitching is pretty. As soon as I slipped it on I knew that I was in trouble. I need a wide width but this didn't cut it. The toe portion where the leather stops and the big toe peeps out isn't cut well for me. It dug into my toes on both sides. The rest of the fit was okay and fit my high arch. It's nicely made and the leather is pretty and soft. So sad to send these back. If I thought I could stretch them out I would, but at my age (67) they have to fit right away or off they come. Maybe this pair was an anomoly but I'm not going to re-order. Go ahead and get these if you don't have width issues.
Comfort Comfort Right Out Of Box
Ordered the first pair in blue, they are so comfortable I had to order the tan and black. Great for summer. Comfortable right out of the box. Just the right height and very cushioned. Looks great! Will wear them instead of house slippers because they feel so great.
Another great shoe from Clarks
I love my Clarks, and this one did not disappoint. They felt great right out of the box, which is what I've come to expect from this brand. They're very comfortable and look great. Can't wait to start wearing them outside when the weather warms up, but will enjoy wearing them around the house for now.
I loved the look of these shoes when I opened the box but after wearing them a while they stretched out so much I can't keep them on my foot.. Too late to send them back so I am
out a pair of shoes. My first few pairs of Clarks were the best shoes ever but I am now afraid to order any more. Just not like the old Clarks.
WHAT A PLEASURE
NOT ONLY LOOKS GOOD---FEELS WONDERFUL AND COMFORTABLE....I CHOSE TO ORDER A 1/2 SIZE LARGER IN THIS PARTICULAR SHOE AND I FEEL THAT'S THE SECRET TO MY NOT WANTING TO TAKE THEM OFF...GO AHEAD AND TREAT YOURSELF TO A PAIR YOU WON'T BE SORRY.