Clarks Men’s Vargo Mid Ankle Boot
Last updated on February 26, 2022 9:42 am
- 100% Leather
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately ankle-high from arch
- Heel Height .98 inches
- Boot Dimensions: shaft Width 4.13 inches, Shaft Circumference 9.84 inches, Shaft height 3.93 inches
- Comfort Features: Removable Ortholite footbed, Rubber midsole, flexible EVA outsole, Smooth Textile Linings, arch and Heel Support
- Premium leather and suede
14.9 x 12.4 x 5 inches, 2 Pounds
|Item model number|
|Date First Available|
August 13, 2018
Gee Money –
Ive owned several pairs of Clarks. Every time I can put them on right out of the box and the fit and comfort cant be beat. This is the least comfortable pair I have ever owned yet. Im not sure what changed about the Clarks brand but they could have done better.
Richard Bunn –
I just love these boots. What an absolute bargain they were, so much so I purchased these as a spare pair and they remain in the box until my others start to wear out.
These were well over half the price that they would have been from a Clarke’s shop, plus these are the genuine article.
My husband loves these boots. They are clearly quality. The leather did need some breaking in, but once he wore them a bit the back of the shoe was more comfortable for him. He is usually between sizes and so I ordered the size up since he could always wear thick socks, but even with thick socks they were too big. So size down if unsure.
I purchased these boots to wear around my farm during light work in the summer. Either I’ve discovered that there is no such thing as light work around a farm during summer or these boots are cheap and not sturdy. I suspect the latter, and I won’t ever be buying them again. the right sole has separated at the toe and is peeling back toward the heel. Perhaps they are only fit for wearing while sitting on the porch and sipping limeades.
Great shoe. Gets mistaken as a work boot. Great craftsmanship. Definitely runs large. I normally wear a 10, went to a Clark’s store just to see if I like their products and found their shoes tend to run a half size higher. This shoe is a full size larger. Even getting a 9.5 I have a lot of wiggle room. Holding the shoe up to a 10 shows that it is made larger. Not sure why, I thought shoe sizing was pretty standard. Other than the size disparity, I can’t complain otherwise.
My husband needed a good boot for work to replace his old Clark’s chukka boots. These boots, while they look nice, are far inferior to the previous pair we bought for roughly the same price. The soles are almost like foam— they wouldn’t stand up to the floor of his manufacturing plant. He took one look (and feel of them) and said they needed to be returned. These may have worked if they were for casual date nights but if you need a boot that will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday work— look elsewhere.
I was searching for a real leather shoe with a low heal that covers my ankle for protection when working in the yard and riding my motorcycle. Most shoes in this category were heavy with a lug style sole and raised heel and long laces. A few were not made of real leather, which I wanted for durability. I read reviews that said this shoe runs big, so with the intention of wearing heavy socks, I ordered the same size of two other Clarks shoes that I own. When I received the shoes, I compared them side by side, and this shoe is indeed about 1/2 size larger than the other Clarks. The difference was in the toe box. If you wear lightweight socks all the time, I would go down 1/2 size.
The shoes came in new condition in the original box and without flaws. The first thing I did was treat the leather uppers with mink oil. The leather absorbed the mink oil very evenly but does darken some. There are four rows of eyelets. The eyelets are a bit small but I found that the laces stay tight. In fact, leave yourself a bit of slack or they might feel too tight. But, because of the tight eyelets they are a bit hard to remove. It’s difficult to pull on the laces to introduce slack. I used a shoehorn to put them on.
I’ve worn my shoes for about a week. I like the fit and finish. The leather is not too stiff so they are comfortable and easy to walk in. The sole is not slippery and has some give when you walk. The sole looks like it would clean easily. The insoles appear to be glued in place.
If you are looking for a light weight ankle height leather casual shoe, you should look at this one.
The shoes are very comfortable, but are hard to get on (almost have to unlace them) and are in the warm side.
Blake R. –
I’ve always loved brown leather ankle boots and have heard great things about Clarks, but I’m hugely disappointed in the shoes I received. I had to almost completely unlace them just to get them on, then they pinched the sides of my feet and left 2 inches of spare room in front of my toe. They looked ridiculous stabbing out from under my jeans. No human being has feet shaped like this. I’ll be returning this and buying a different brand, but if that wasn’t an option I’d probably leave them by a storm drain in case they fit Pennywise.
Amazon Customer –
Best boots I own , really good fit and hard wearing. Look smart with Jean’s. Fit like wearing my slippers will buy a second pair.