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Tuesday
Jun302015

The Clarks Desert Boot: Made in England

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Film by Will Robson-Scott
Edit by Luca Campanale

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Inspired by a crepe-soled silhouette made in the bazaars of Cairo, the Clarks Desert Boot is one of the most iconic footwear styles of the 20th century. Designed by Nathan Clark in 1949 and unveiled later that year at the Chicago Shoe Fair, it was put into production soon after and went on sale in 1950. Widespread success followed and it remains relevant and immensely popular today, with more than ten million pairs sold.

To celebrate the Desert Boot’s 65th anniversary, Clarks is set to release a definitive, Northampton-made version, constructed on hand-carved wooden lasts from the original Charles F. Stead suede. Available from tomorrow, the limited edition model was the starting point for this behind the scenes film, which focuses on the shoe’s manufacture as well as its rich history and continued appeal.

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Saturday
Mar082014

Clarks Originals for Oi Polloi: Wallabee Ridge

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—01. Maple.

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This spring Oi Polloi has collaborated with longtime partner Clarks on an updated version of the lesser-known Caravan model. It comes in two colours and features Clarks' recognizable suede tones and a thick crepe sole.

Available at Oi Polloi
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Saturday
Jul272013

Clarks x Horween Leather Wallabee Boot

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—01. Pebbled Horween leather.

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This fall Clarks have collaborated with some materials specialists from both the UK and the US. There were some interesting designs produced, but the standout by far is the selection that Clarks have made with Horween Leather, offering the Wallabee and the Desert boot in a small selection of leather options.

Available at End

Saturday
Jun222013

Clarks Desert Trek

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—01. Brown suede.

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Every once in a while I think about getting a pair of Desert Treks. The brown suede is a classic option and I actually don't mind the tan leather piece on the heal in this instance.

Available at End

Tuesday
Jun182013

Looks: Spring-Summer '13

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We recently added a new section to our website, featuring looks from our shop's current collections. The first instalment features pieces from, among others, Margaret Howell, The Real McCoy's, Workers, Post Overalls and Engineered Garments. We'll update the section throughout each season as new deliveries arrive, mixing these items with our year-round staples.

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Thursday
Mar142013

Clarks Caramel Suede Desert Boot

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—01-04. No unnecessary patterned lining.

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It's tough to argue against the classic shades, but occasionally Clarks offers a new colour in its iconic Desert Boot that makes you consider adding to your regular selection. For me, this would be one of those occasions.

Available at Clarks

Saturday
Dec222012

Clarks in Jamaica

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—01-03. By Al Fingers.

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I recently had a chance to flip through the latest book by Al Fingers, Clarks in Jamaica. The 194 page hardcover book provides plenty of insight into the shoe's popularity in Jamaica, alongside some of the brand's own history.

Available at Oi Polloi

Monday
Oct222012

In Stock: Clarks Desert Boots

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—01. Sand and brown suede.

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The classic crepe sole staple from Clarks is now available in-store and online in brown and sand suede.

Available at Inventory Stockroom