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    • bubblesbonbon
    • By bubblesbonbon 1st Jun 17, 9:46 AM
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    4 WOW
    Clarks Outlet -Up to Half Price Sandals
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    • 1st Jun 17, 9:46 AM
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    Clarks Outlet -Up to Half Price Sandals 1st Jun 17 at 9:46 AM
    Many styles - Mens & Ladies - Up to 1/2 price - some discouted more, some less

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/c/sandals?cm_mmc=ECRM_OUTLET-_-WK18OutletHalfSandalsProduct-_-banner-_-sandals
    Last edited by bubblesbonbon; 01-06-2017 at 10:22 AM. Reason: Up to caveat added
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 1st Jun 17, 5:13 PM
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    Sadly these days Clarks just import cheaply made poor quality shoes, stick a Clarks label on them and sell them at high prices.

    The reviews on Trustpilot about shoes falling apart after little or no use say it all (Bad: 1.5 out of 10):

    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.clarks.co.uk
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 2nd Jun 17, 5:19 AM
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    Sadly these days Clarks just import cheaply made poor quality shoes, stick a Clarks label on them and sell them at high prices.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    It depends on what you buy. I'd still go for sandals with Privo soles, I have found them excellent in the past.
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    • asajj
    • By asajj 2nd Jun 17, 7:24 PM
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    Whenever there is a Clarks or M&S deal thread, someone has to make this comment. I disagree, I still buy things from both and use for a long time.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

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    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 6th Jun 17, 10:37 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 10:37 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 10:37 PM
    Whenever there is a Clarks or M&S deal thread, someone has to make this comment. I disagree, I still buy things from both and use for a long time.
    Originally posted by asajj
    Exactly! Couldn't agree more.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 6th Jun 17, 10:43 PM
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    • 6th Jun 17, 10:43 PM
    Whenever there is a Clarks or M&S deal thread, someone has to make this comment. I disagree, I still buy things from both and use for a long time.
    Originally posted by asajj
    I wonder why that is? Maybe there are more dissatisfied customers than you might think, and certainly the appalling Trustpilot score supports that view.
    • asajj
    • By asajj 7th Jun 17, 4:50 PM
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    I didn't say there would be no dissatisfied customers. You might be dissatisfied with them but that doesn't mean everyone else is. I still find them good value for money and I feel disappointed with them no more than other brands.

    Things have changed over the years in terms of manufacturing, therefore, quality may not be as good as it was once. This doesn't mean they are the lowest quality or/and worse than many other brands.

    I don't care much about the TrustPilot. People tend to share negative experiences over positive ones. Their score is just one of the many on the internet.
    Last edited by asajj; 07-06-2017 at 4:54 PM.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 7th Jun 17, 4:59 PM
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    I didn't say there would be no dissatisfied customers. I said, just because you are, it doesn't mean everyone else should be.

    Things have changed over the years in terms of manufacturing, therefore, quality may not be as good as it was once. This doesn't mean they are the lowest quality or/and worse than many other brands.

    I don't care much about the TrustPilot. People tend to share negative experiences over positive ones. Their score is just one of the many on the internet.
    Originally posted by asajj
    I'm just one of many, I'm afraid, as online comments show.

    And as for TrustPilot, people share positive experiences too. Contrast Clarks abysmal 1.5/10 with Ecco's 9.2/10 for example.

    There are serious quality issues with Clarks, but more to the point, they won't resolve them properly for customers.

    I'm sure some people are very happy with Clarks, but a remarkable number are not - hence all the negative online comment about their dissolving, rotting shoes.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
    My Clark's shoes and sandals last for ages and they get a pounding.

    I prefer my Clark's sandals for walking than the proper walking ones.
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    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 9th Jun 17, 12:53 AM
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    I'm just one of many, I'm afraid, as online comments show.

    And as for TrustPilot, people share positive experiences too. Contrast Clarks abysmal 1.5/10 with Ecco's 9.2/10 for example.

    There are serious quality issues with Clarks, but more to the point, they won't resolve them properly for customers.

    I'm sure some people are very happy with Clarks, but a remarkable number are not - hence all the negative online comment about their dissolving, rotting shoes.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    I have bought Clark's all my life. I have not noticed a significant decline in quality. The only minor problem I once had with a pair of boots was the wood peeling off the heels. I took them back, they gave a me a refund of the price to get a cobbler to fix them and we were all happy.

    One wonders what these people are doing with their shoes to cause them to rot and dissolve. What can you expect if you wear shoes without socks, as so many do these days. I am sure that sweat would cause that over time. At the end of the day, you have to take care of the things you own. I wonder how many people polish or suitably protect their shoes these days?
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 9th Jun 17, 7:47 AM
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    I have bought Clark's all my life. I have not noticed a significant decline in quality. The only minor problem I once had with a pair of boots was the wood peeling off the heels. I took them back, they gave a me a refund of the price to get a cobbler to fix them and we were all happy.

    One wonders what these people are doing with their shoes to cause them to rot and dissolve. What can you expect if you wear shoes without socks, as so many do these days. I am sure that sweat would cause that over time. At the end of the day, you have to take care of the things you own. I wonder how many people polish or suitably protect their shoes these days?
    Originally posted by Wizzbang
    It's nothing to do with what people are doing with the shoes. It's all to do with the unsuitable material Clarks used for the soles of many of their shoes for cheapness. The shoes (even brand new shoes still in their boxes) just disintegrate, as all the videos from many many people illustrate graphically.

    Some people will be happy with their Clarks shoes but large numbers are not. Have you seen the number of people complaining about this on Trustpilot?

    This is a huge issue for Clarks and just because some people didn't have the affected shoes doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist.

    Personally I'm furious that my brand new shoes, and my wife's, have just rotted in the wardrobe and that Clarks won't do anything about it.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Jun 17, 7:57 AM
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    Some people will be happy with their Clarks shoes but large numbers are not. Have you seen the number of people complaining about this on Trustpilot?
    Originally posted by Doc N
    You've made your point several times, now move on.
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    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 9th Jun 17, 8:07 AM
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    You've made your point several times, now move on.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    It's a point worth repeating, simply because the Clarks fanboys won't accept that there's a problem just because their particular shoes weren't affected.

    The power of a brand to suck people in is incredible, and when that brand behaves irresponsibly, and just tries to sweep its mistakes under the carpet, it needs attention drawn to it.

    You don't, of course, need to follow the thread.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Jun 17, 5:26 AM
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    It's a point worth repeating, simply because the Clarks fanboys won't accept that there's a problem just because their particular shoes weren't affected.

    The power of a brand to suck people in is incredible, and when that brand behaves irresponsibly, and just tries to sweep its mistakes under the carpet, it needs attention drawn to it.
    Originally posted by Doc N
    Actually I have experienced a quality problem with one of my pairs, but the satisfaction I get from my numerous other pairs means I'm not that bothered by it. Maybe it's a female thing - loads of shoes! - or the fact that I never pay over 1/2 price for any of them.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Jun 17, 6:36 AM
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    Haven't Ecco also had some sole disintegration problems? I find Clarks' last about nine months of weekday wear, which is okay for the (sale) prices IMO. They also do half sizes, meaning they actually fit rather than having to compromise and buy the next size up.
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