Footwear in 1883 was pointy. Restrictive. Uncomfortable. So we created the Hygienic shoe, adapting its shape to mirror the foot and improving what they called ‘foot health’ back then.
There are three key parts to the Trigenic Flex. A new anatomical last, a footbed with integrated fit-sleeve, and a three-part decoupled outsole for maximum flexibility – following the foot’s natural motion. We’ve used premium leather for the upper, veg-tanned leather for the footbed and neoprene for the fit-sleeve. And building the shoe on an EVA midsole – as well as Vibram rubber outsole pods – provides a superior ride and cushioning.
The result is a never-done-before fusion of footwear engineering technologies and classic moccasin construction. Centuries of shoe making knowhow distilled into a future-facing, athletic silhouette.
We wanted to create something completely different,” says Prad Indrakumar, the creative force behind the Trigenic Flex. “I took the original concept and modernised it by making the shape asymmetric to match the foot. All the panels on the upper are specifically cut and angled to aid flexibility.
“Trigenic is a creative rebirth of a concept from our archive, combined with the latest technology and our understanding of biomechanics fused with sport DNA.”
We’re launching the Trigenic Flex in September with two colourways: black with orange outsole, and grey with pistachio outsole. We’re also releasing the Trigenic Dune, which takes inspiration from our iconic Clarks Originals Desert Boot. Look out for both styles in select stockists.
Prad spoke to Sneaker Freaker about Trigenic – for more insight into the shoe, read the interview here.