WOMENS DESERT BOOT

24.07.2014

For autumn winter 2014 Clarks Originals presents a new collection of Desert Boots for women.

Alongside perennial styles in classic colours there are new soft suedes and leathers and feminine, seasonal colours. Check out our animal print and Aubergine colourways along with the new collaboration with PATTERNITY that adds a twist on the classic Desert Boot using a striking monochrome print.

The Clarks Desert Boot is a shoe with provenance – first launched in 1950, it took its inspiration from a crepe-soled boot discovered in Cairo’s Old Bazaar that was the footwear of choice for off-duty Army officers. Now, as then, its simple lines are comfortable and effortless.

View the collection here

 

MENS DESERT BOOT

24.07.2014

First designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark and launched at the Chicago Shoe Fair a year later, the Clarks Desert Boot became an instant classic.

It took its inspiration from a crepe-soled boot discovered in Cairo’s Old Bazaar that was the footwear of choice for off-duty Eighth Army officers. Now, as then, its simple lines are as covetable today as they were in the 50s.

For autumn winter 2014 the Clarks Originals collection brings back favourite colours and materials as well as new interest leathers and rich seasonal colours.

View the collection here

Clarks Originals | Patternity AW14

21.07.2014

Patternity join Clarks Originals for a second season with a brand new take on the original Clarks Desert Boot.

For AW14, creative organisation PATTERNITY look at Originals through their specialist lens. Through the medium of film, the ‘cult pattern pioneers’ tell the unique story of the discovery of the Desert Boot – contrasting the old and the new, layering historical footage and narrative from Nathan Clark over PATTERNITY photography and moving image. Inspired by the past, present and future of Originals – PATTERNITY focus on pattern as the theme for inspiration and innovation – taking viewers on a powerful voyage of pattern discovery and exploration…

What’s more for the season, PATTERNITY continue the creative process through to the design of an Originals desert boot – available to buy both in stores and online.

Check out the film and the shoes here.

Clarks Originals | Herschel Supply Co.

18.07.2014

Clarks Originals have teamed up with Canada’s Herschel Supply Co. this autumn winter 2014.

Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. adopted the name of the small town where three generations of their family were raised. Herschel Supply Co. is based in Vancouver, Canada and manufactures the finest quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories. Founders Jamie and Lyndon Cormack have said of the collaboration: ‘Clarks Originals is a brand that we have respected for a long time. Since we can remember we’ve been wearing their product and searching out new styles. Clarks represents an iconic casual style that can be dressed up or down. As far as the partnership goes, it was really a coming together of two likeminded brands that represent design-driven thinking and timelessness; it was a natural fit.’

View the film of the Amsterdam Launch Party

Phenia Desert

15.07.2014

The women’s style Phenia Desert returns in new colours and materials for a second season. A feminine take on the classic Clarks Originals Desert Boot with a little more slimline appeal than their classic cousins, these women’s boots feature the same simple lines that make the Desert Boot so enduring, and are created in premium tan leather. A lace fastening and signature Originals crepe sole finish the look.

Classic Wallabee

15.07.2014

The classic returns. First launched in 1967 the Wallabee shoe is renowned the world over.

Whether made with premium suede or leather and finished with the Originals crepe sole, Wallabees are a perfect choice of shoe for both smart and casual occasions.

View the Classic Wallabee here.

Horween | Clarks Originals

19.08.2013

Founded in 1905, Horween Leather Company stands strong as one of the oldest and most well-established US tanneries, producing some of the finest premium leathers used worldwide.

Priding themselves on their high level of skill and craftsmanship, Horween produce luxury premium leathers using tanning techniques that have been passed down by generations of experts.

This rich heritage at the heart of the Horween company not only makes them great pioneering partners for the season, but also results in beautifully authentic collections of classic shoes.

“The decision to collaborate with Clarks Originals was an easy one as we share so many similar qualities. It’s a real pleasure to see our premium leathers translated onto their classic styles.”
Skip Horween, President of Horween

A fine selection of Horween leathers are used to transform Desert and Wallabee Boots for men.

Available in Tan, Burgundy and Dark Green colour ways, shop the collection here.

Gloverall | Clarks Originals

01.08.2013

Our classic Desert Boot and Gloverall’s iconic Duffle coat were both founded over 60 years ago, and today continue to be proudly worn Worldwide.

Sharing our British iconic heritage, and with a timeless style that fits Clarks Originals, we collaborate for Autumn Winter 2013 to design the unique and recognisable Desert Duffle.

The uppers are constructed with a combination of thick, authentic Gloverall wool and our classic Steads suede with a functional toggle fastening to give the distinctive ‘duffle’ identity.

“We chose to collaborate with Clarks Originals because we share so many values. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while and we’re delighted to finally come together.”
Mark Smith, Sales & Marketing Director of Gloverall.

Clarks Originals | Oi Polloi

01.06.2013

Manchester based Oi Polloi are as much a brand as they are a retailer, and are respected the world over for their impeccable taste when it comes to classic men’s clothing and footwear.

Founders of the company, Steve Sanderson and Nigel Lawson have been in business since 2002 and from then until now they’ve had just one mission: to provide customers with top-notch clothing. They ensure that they’ve searched the globe to find items they love, and think the customers would too. A mix of time-honoured and contemporary classics – it’s the best available, design-led and with a commitment to quality. The stuff that stays relevant regardless. An ethos that is close to our hearts.

Celebrating over 11 years in the industry, they have earned landmark status in their home city and beyond. They believe their attire is the holy grail of form and function over fast-fashion and fad. They state: “We’re more about mixing up elements to create something different.”

Owners, Steve and Nigel have listed Clarks Originals as one of their favourite brands, so it would only seem logical to team up with them to create a new version of one of our most iconic shoes.

They have delivered a new version of our classic Wallabee shoe, named the ‘Wallabee Ridge’ – inspired by the archive ‘Caravan’ shoe, part of a collection known as ‘Deep Country’. This shoe holds the same shape as a classic Wallabee Boot but boasts a thicker crepe sole and an upper made entirely of suede, making it exceptionally comfortable to walk in. The stitching around the outside of the shoe is what offers it its individuality, being somewhat different to the stitching on a Classic Wallabee. The creation by Oi Polloi is available in both Cola and Maple suede.

Vinyl inspired collectables

10.04.2013

This year we’re paying homage to the legend of vinyl records. To represent the infamous waxy feel of your favourite LP, we’ve used the finest Italian patent leather to make up our dedicated collection of Record Store Day Desert Boots. Subtle embroidery on the heel imitates the vinyl’s sound grooves and the high shine leather represents inspiring record sleeve artwork, and limited edition coloured vinyl records. The bright patents can be seen on Lia Grace too. Re-inventing the ultimate feminine and versatile ballet pump, we’re staying true it’s classic silhouette and allowing the premium leather to shine.