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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
 
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I bought a pair of Clarks Cushion collection ankle boots. It is obviously not leather, it does not say what the material is. It is peeling, a thin skin like material, is peeling. I have never seen this happen before and was wondering if anyone else has. If so were you able to fix it? I am thinking of glueing it down and touch it up with black marker.
I have contacted Clarks but I dont have any hope.
Thank you.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I stopped buying Clark's because they aren't leather anymore and imported from China (same w/Bare Traps - not much you can do I don't think.
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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
 
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I could have those boots, but I am pretty sure the ones I have are leather. I think the type that can peel is like a bonded leather, which isn’t as high quality as some other types of leather. I have had the same situation with a pair of sandals (the inside toe area, where I am sure they don’t use the highest quality materials). With these boots, all I’ve been able to do is remove the peeling part and use polish to cover up the discolored area. I think with the sandals, I used some glue and makeup (they were pink) to cover the area. Mine were not expensive, so I am not too angry about it, but they are comfortable.
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Old Today, 05:33 AM
 
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The quality of Clark shoes is not what it used to be.
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Old Today, 07:36 AM
 
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I have three pair of Clarke’s boots, all the same style, that are probably 10 years old, or close to it. They are in as good a shape, as when I bought them. They have held up marvelously although I don’t wear them as often in the last couple of years. It’s possible that the quality has gone down recently, I could not say. But shoe goo is an excellent shoe repair, I have used it on the soles of my shoes a couple of times. It works great. Give it a shot.
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
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I have two pairs of Clark boots, both of which are about 8 years old. The leather on one pair recently split at the in-step. I paid over $300 for this pair of boots and took very good care of them, so I expected them to last longer. I have purchased great quality shoes from Naturalizer in the past, so in the future, I will look at their website for boots. They also cost way less than Clark's.
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Old Today, 02:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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The quality of Clark shoes is not what it used to be.
I agree. I bought brand new leather shoes from this company for a trip and two weeks later discovered that the sole cracked in several spots leaking water. Paid $100+ for junk.
Never again.
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Old Today, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Orig. Maryland. CA/TX.
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Strange. Clarks is usually really good. maybe not anymore I guess.... Try gluing.. if not just return them!
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