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Does this sole look like a genuine Clarks?

(60 Posts)
OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 12:42:30

Hi all, I bought a pair of Clarks suede biker style boots off ebay, brand new. Arrived today - they are nice but the sole looks a bit odd to me (see pic attached). Too smooth when biker boots normally have ridges. And no Clarks logo.

What are your thoughts on this as I'm unsure what to do?

VioletBam Thu 25-Aug-16 13:00:32

No they don't really. When you google Suede Clark's Biker Boots, the buckles seem to be more sturdy looking too.

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 13:17:14

Very good point about the buckles! They are quite flimsy and rattle when I walked around in them hmm

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 13:18:21

The insole says Clarks but still not convinced!

Myfirstbornisacollie Thu 25-Aug-16 13:21:27

I have those boots-the suede upper looks the same but the soles are completely different they have big chunky grips

Unicorn1981 Thu 25-Aug-16 13:22:13

Usually it has the European size on the bottom too.

Myfirstbornisacollie Thu 25-Aug-16 13:25:19

Just dragged them out of the wardrobe and they're not the same style on closer inspection

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 13:28:05

Yes - that is what I expected them to look like! They sell fake Clarks now... Who knew?! All the ebay boards say Clarks aren't widely faked but I'm not convinced now. Thanks for digging those out to send me a photo flowers

MrsReacher85 Thu 25-Aug-16 13:28:17

They look like the sole has been replaced/re-heeled to me. Doesn't mean they're fake but probably means they're at least not new!

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 13:31:08

MrsReacher - yes that is what I thought when I first saw them, although the earlier comment about the buckles being flimsy did make me question their legitimacy. However, even if they are genuine, I did not pay top whack for a re-heeled shoe blush

ReActiv Thu 25-Aug-16 13:33:29

I'd suggest popping in to a Clark's store and asking their opinion, or emailing them with this photo attached. I only get kids' shoes out of Clarks so not much help.

Though I do have a pair of biker boots from Dorothy Perkins that have a smooth bottom, so not all boots will have ridges.

smilingeyes11 Thu 25-Aug-16 18:57:23

what name style are they - if they are the ones I have then they should be ridged and not smooth

geniusindisguise Thu 25-Aug-16 19:06:51

Can you post a pic of the insole. It's not a sole I recognise.

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 19:57:15

This is the insole. Hard to get a decent pic as it is a calf length boot and it is dark in there.
Yes I think it should be ridged too.
Seller is basically cheesed off I want a refund. She said I should have asked about the sole before purchasing (she didn't post any pics of the sole in the listing) and she hasn't misdescribed it...basically I have to lump it. Will open a case on this.

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 20:08:19

This is the insole. Hard to get a decent pic as it is a calf length boot and it is dark in there.
Yes I think it should be ridged too.
Seller is basically cheesed off I want a refund. She said I should have asked about the sole before purchasing (she didn't post any pics of the sole in the listing) and she hasn't misdescribed it...basically I have to lump it. Will open a case on this.

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 20:09:19

Sorry about multiple post! blush

geniusindisguise Thu 25-Aug-16 20:11:21

I have pm'd you.

smilingeyes11 Thu 25-Aug-16 21:29:01

Are these the style which you purchased?

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clarks-Majorca-Villa-Grey-Suede-Boots-Size-39-5-UK-6-/131904766684?hash=item1eb62302dc%3Ag%3APXwAAOSw-itXq0Ji&nma=true&si=O80W0Sb7VYNRfNsGrfhJPcBP7js%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 21:35:39

Smilingeyes - yes they look very similar to thise... but the ones I bought are more beige and have a dodgy looking sole

smilingeyes11 Thu 25-Aug-16 22:12:46

I don't think yours are genuine in that case. The above ones were new about 3-4 years ago I think - am not sure if they did them in beige.

smilingeyes11 Thu 25-Aug-16 22:17:21

btw if this is the pair you bought then they look resoled to me
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clarks-Beige-Suede-Leather-Biker-Boots-7-New-rrp-99-99-/331949239109?hash=item4d49b76b45%3Ag%3AvzMAAOSw37tV~acG&nma=true&si=O80W0Sb7VYNRfNsGrfhJPcBP7js%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

OneTiredMummmyyy Thu 25-Aug-16 22:34:42

I think they have been re-soled as well. Seller is saying she bought them brand new yadda yadda. I said the suede looks a bit scuffed up too and she replied "it's because it has a vintage feel"
In a nutshell, she wants me to pay for return postage. She said ebay case may find in her favour and I would then get no refund hmm

GinIsIn Thu 25-Aug-16 22:37:56

Clarks shoes always have Clarks engraved on the soles I believe. She's trying it on - eBay almost always finds in favour of the buyer so open a case.

DancingDinosaur Thu 25-Aug-16 22:39:00

Or ebay more likely will find in your favour and you will get refund and postage!! I'd push for postage too.

smilingeyes11 Fri 26-Aug-16 00:38:43

eBay will make seller pay return postage if you return them. Does her listing say no returns? Is that listing above the one you purchased?

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