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In an ideal world, full of perfect shoe racks, your fall boots collection would include: hiking boots, a sturdy pair of workman’s boots, brogues for fancier evenings, Chelsea boots for a bit of panache and chukkas for days when you’re feeling a bit rugged. For four of those styles, there’s a debate to be had on the leading brand. For desert boots, there’s a clear winner. You gotta go with Clarks.
The English brand has been making the style — a suede or calfskin boot that hits the ankle, with two to three eyelets for lacing — since 1950, and is most famous for its “desert” model, a creped sole shoe inspired by the boots worn by British officers in Egypt during World War II. The result is a distinctive and relatively light boot that pairs effortlessly with jeans, chinos and corduroys.
The style is currently 30% off over at Nordstrom Rack, in Clarks’ bushacre leather construction. It’s pretty rare to see this kind of deal, and we recommend making moves while sizes last.
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