So I was tagged by buhguhz in one of those “six selfies” posts, which I wasn’t initially going to take part in until I received a message from someone asking about my Clarks Desert Mali boots, what I thought of them, how well they’ve held up, and so on. This person also asked me if I could post some pictures of them being worn, how they’re holding up with use, etc.
So here are six pictures (not exactly “selfies” since I didn’t take them, but) that show my Clarks in action, well-worn and broken in. I wouldn’t have a chosen a single other pair of shoes to take with me on several months crossing through hundreds of miles of desert and countless caravan towns through multiple countries across North and West Africa. The combination of their classic style (I wear the taupe suede, which is consistent with the original desert boots worn by the British in WWII North Africa), endless comfort, and incredible durability make them my all-time favorite pair of shoes and one of the most versatile, as well.