Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot
Last updated on February 26, 2022 9:02 am
- 100% Leather
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately ankle-high from arch
- Platform measures approximately 0.75 inches
- The finish or polish on these boots show marks which are not scratches
- It has a full-grain leather sock liner that delivers plush comfort to the feet. Chukka boot silhouette, Two eyelet lace-up front, Cushioned insole
- Upper Material – Suede. Lining material- Leather
- Note: Color shade may vary due to lighting
10 x 15 x 6 inches, 1.02 Pounds
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October 28, 2011
Nate Smith –
The perfect boot that will go with just about anything. Chose these over the Desert Boot with the crepe sole, despite some reviews that talked down on the quality of the threading, laces and adherence to the sole (I think some guys maybe received factory defective versions).
I couldn’t believe I found these for $47 here on Amazon, and outside of some initial skepticism – anytime you find a brand like Clarks run a boot at this price, you think it’s for a reason that maybe isn’t so great – I figured I’d give these a go. Thought if the soles did end up having issues, I could always run them to a cobbler to have them fixed. This style of chukka is legendary; iconic – you know it. Everyone from James Dean to Steve McQueen has rocked this style and made them what they are. The Bushacre 2 is beautiful boot that you can wear with jeans, chinos, a henley, tee, button up, denim jacket, heck – even a suit in the right setting. I’ve worn them a few times already and the beeswax leather (yes, leather, don’t let other reviews fool you) has a beautiful patina on the toe box. Part of the allure of these is that they will look better over time, as they wear.
I popped them out of the box and bent them myself immediately, back and forth, to break them in some. Haven’t put any oil or protectant just yet, but probably will soon enough in order to make sure they last. I haven’t worn the crepe sole DB, but have found these pretty dang comfortable thus far. Also like the fact these won’t absorb dirt like the crepe sole will. I’m also sure you could put an insole in these for additional comfort and support, if you feel so inclined.
The laces: I’m thinking the guys complaining about laces might be pulling a bit hard, they seem fine to me – then again, I’ve had them for just a week. 🙂
Note: Buy a whole size down, as these do run a bit large.
Overall, an awesome quality alternative to the Desert Boot, at a ridiculous price. Glad I pulled the trigger.
Will check back to let you all know how it goes in the coming months.
Petr Tajovsky –
The soles are completely worn out after 4 months of use. This never happened with any other shoes to me so quickly. The soles are not solid material, there are air cushions in them, so after wearing 2 mm layer the gap is opened and the whole sole cracks. See pictures. These were my first Clarks shoes and I have to say they are last ones as well.
Matthew Burns –
I’ve had 3 pairs of these shoes sent. 1 pair were immaculate, but too big. Then they sent me a pair in the correct size, but it had a manufacturer error in a torn seam. The replacement pair were even worse.
I’ve bought bushacre 2s before, and they are strong boots with thick leather that has lasted years. This black leather pair has thin flimsy leather, and the colour looks faded, silvery and shiny brand new out of the box. If you’re expecting the normal high quality bushacre 2 I’d avoid this pair.
Bought a pair of these Chukkas (in black suede) in September of 2017…Wasn’t really expecting much, especially for the price I paid back then, but thought they were worth a shot…When they arrived, my hopes lifted a bit simply from seeing a flawless Clarks box..If you have purchased enough items from Amazon, you probably know what I mean…After making sure the correct size was sent, I lifted the lid of the box and saw both shoes wrapped carefully…Very unusual…
Finally I got to the shoes themselves and was somewhat confused, seeing that each shoe appeared to be flawless…The suede was spotless, there were no scratches or blemishes of any kind…I carefully examined the cuts and stitching, and thought I saw flaws until I looked at the corresponding areas on the other shoe and saw the same thing…I was simply seeing the design, not flaws…
(One of the pictures below will illustrate this)
After reading several reviews mentioning that these shoes ran large, I ordered a pair one half size down…My size 12 D feet fit perfectly into 11.5 D…
It took 2 days to break them in…By the end of day one they hurt like hell…By the end of the second day they were pretty comfortable…
I liked them enough that I bought a second pair less than a month later…I would have bought sooner but the price went way up…Fortunately, knowing how much prices fluctuate on Amazon, I bought them for less than the first pair…The first pair wasn’t a fluke, as they were the same quality and condition as the first pair…
These shoes are pretty sharp looking, and since I’m not rich, they are what I wear for formal events (as well as everyday occasions)…It also helps to know that I have a backup pair tucked away just in case…
To protect the suede, I used “Moneysworth & Best” spray, available on Amazon…But it doesn’t really matter what brand of Suede/Nubuck protector you use…They’re all pretty much the same…
To fix possible issues with the suede I bought a fairly cheap nubuck and suede kit from Kiwi, which you can find here on Amazon…It works quite well…
The only thing that wasn’t right with these shoes was the laces…They looked and felt wrong compared to the shoe…The part most annoying though was the length of 36 inches…36 would be great for winter hiking boots, but on these they looked ridiculous, practically touching the ground…To solve the problem I dropped down to a 24 inch round waxed lace (Ortho Step waxed lace very thin) which you can also find on Amazon…
(A picture below shows them)
Anyway, these shoes are a winner in my book…Hope I’ve helped you in your decision !!!
Good luck !!!
bought this as a gift, so i cannot give a true review, however it looks just like the picture
R Trinidad –
Sizes about a 1/2 large, so order down. Great looking boots, but not much sole support if you’re going to be walking a lot. I had a difficult time deciphering the difference between beeswax and dark brown so I just purchased both. The picture has the side by side comparison with the dark brown color being on the left. They’re both incredibly nice looking boots and nearly identical leather texture. The dark brown has a slight reddish tint with darker laces/sewing while the beeswax has lighter laces/sewing.
These are absolutely perfect, as far as smaller, more casual boots go. The boss even said I could wear them to work as they do pass as semi-formal. The problem is that they’re about a size bigger than standard shoe sizes in the UK.
i.e. I normally wear a size 5.5 or 6, but a 6 in these shoes is more like a UK 7. Absolutely gutted since size 6 is the smallest these shoes sell in.
Still, at least the style, feel and quality are incredible, for those of you who’re wondering. Great with skinny black skinny jeans.
These shoes look amazing, they take a few wears to break in, and they are pretty comfortable to wear all day. Unfortunately my love for the shoe is overshadowed with the glaring reality that they weren’t built nearly as well as Clark’s that I have owned in the past. Whether the sho was defective, or just poorly manufactured can be debated among other reviewers, but I will present the simple facts. Day1: wore the shoes to work all day, comfortable to walk in, tight on the toes as the leather stretched. Day2: wore these for another full day at work, toes felt good at the end of the day. When I got home I turned sharply on my wood floors and felt the left sole detach from the boot (see photo). Upon examination of both shoe I could see that the right shoe sole was beginning to detach as well. Disappointing from such a (normally) quality, reliable shoe.