Clarks Originals | 40 years of Clarks Originals Desert Trek

Clarks Originals | 40 years of Clarks Originals Desert Trek

We collaborated with Trojan Records in celebration of 40 years of the iconic Desert Trek. To celebrate we released three very special editions.

Based on a style discovered in Holland and refined under the watchful eye of Lance Clark the genesis of the Desert Trek is almost as unusual as its design. Combining our signature nature form last shape with a classic crepe sole and a raised centre seam, after its launch demand in the USA alone went from 400 to 4000 pairs in just six months.

As popular today as it has ever been, in 2012 the Desert Trek was a healthy 40 years old and to celebrate we released three very special editions. The finish of each one harks back to Desert Trek at the time of its launch, with dark brown leather and dark brown suede versions plus a tribute in tan to one of music’s most iconic names, Trojan Records.

Taking its name from the seven ton truck that founder, Duke Reid, used to transport his sound system around Jamaica, since its debut in 1968 Trojan Records has showcased nothing but the best in rocksteady, reggae, dancehall and jungle. So, in our salute to more than half a century of classic Jamaican sounds and the 40 year birthday of this iconic style, what better symbol to adorn our special edition Desert Trek than Trojan’s unmistakable logo.