CLARKS ORIGINALS® CELEBRATES THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DESERT BOOT IN SPRING SUMMER 2015

20.01.2015

 

 

Our most-loved silhouette, the Desert Boot, first created in 1950 by Nathan Clark, celebrates its status as the original Desert Boot this year with a limited edition Desert Boot in maple suede, complete with a commemorative fob and sapphire blue laces.

In addition to this we’re celebrating our long-standing, sixty-five year partnership with the traditional English tannery, Charles F. Stead, whose premium suedes and leathers have been used to make our Desert Boot uppers since they were first launched.

Take a look at some of our collection for spring summer 2015

CLARKS ORIGINALS® LAUNCH STAND-OUT WOMEN’S COLLECTION FOR SS15

20.01.2015

Taking inspiration from our much-loved classics, we’ve created a feminine collection featuring stacked heels, cork soles and chunky buckles.

 

Desert Delta

Available in both black and white, has clear references to the Desert Boot silhouette, but with a more feminine take – able to be styled up or down, as you please.

Empress Moon

In a black or stylish stone, incorporates a stacked wedge platform and trademark Desert Boot crepe sole.

For sandals, we have it covered. Embracing and updating the much-loved flatform styles of last spring summer, this season it’s all about black, whites and silver tones for a more distinctive undeniably stylish finish.

 

 

Madlen Sandal

Madlen Sandal with leather stacked heel comes in either smooth black leather or a mirror silver and beautiful white leather combination – tied off with a chunky gunmetal

 

 

Geta Block

Geta Block capitalises on the Geisha trend with block colour ways and cross-over black or white upper. Inspired by a sandal from the Clarks archive – the Chuplee – this style has references to a traditional Indian sandal, and dates back to 1949!

DOOM delivers a remix of the Wallabee Boot

17.12.2014

The Doom Wallabee

He’s worked with everyone from Thom Yorke, Ghostface Killah and Madlib to Danger Mouse and producer/rapper Jneiro Jarel. Last season he put his unmistakable stamp on a limited edition Wallabee shoe and now DOOM, the self-styled ‘super-villain’ of hip hop, is back collaborating with Clarks Originals on a Wallabee Boot like no other.  As recognisable and as individual as the man in the mask himself, DOOM’s remix of the iconic boot comes in royal blue with orange laces – combining the colours of his favourite New York sports team – and features a mask-themed lining and glow in the dark stitching.

 

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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.