Collection: Clarks Originals 23 Products

British shoe brand Clarks has been serving up quality footwear for nearly two centuries, and always aims for authenticity and individuality. Founded by two brothers in 1825 and beginning with just simple sheepskin slipper shoes, the label has now aged into a global retailer known for its expert craftsmanship, unique design innovations and use of only the finest materials. The Clarks Originals collection features all the brand’s most iconic men’s shoe styles in classic shapes and versatile finishes that have been given stand out new-season updates. Expect options for both work and play made from soft suede and smooth leather for the highest level of comfort and flexibility.

History of the brand

These shoe models enjoyed great popularity, so that the brothers were confronted with a great demand. In the new century, Clarks experienced a rapid upswing, as the ever shorter skirts increased the demand for new fashions for the feet. The placement of advertisements and the balanced price-performance ratio led to the long lasting and still existing success of the company. In the 1950s, the company's growth exploded and the Desert Boot, which became a popular Clarks classic, significantly increased the company's profits. Clarks had great success from the 60s onwards with the production of children's shoes. The range of different sizes and foot widths is still unrivalled today. In addition, a number of technologies made it possible to introduce comfortable and particularly durable shoes in the 1970s.

Influence on the fashion scene

As a traditional family business, Clarks has been meeting consumer demands with fashionable yet comfortable shoes for almost 200 years. Its success has seen profits multiply in the 21st century. The brand has long been the best children's shoe and the largest outdoor shoe manufacturer in the UK. With today's advanced technologies, Clarks continues to successfully compete in the footwear industry, raising the bar in street shoe manufacturing with its excellent footbed construction, extremely lightweight materials, flexible soles and cold-insulating linings.

Top models of the brand and their special features

Clarks shoe collections offer high-quality shoes for elegant and casual outfits in all possible styles: Business shoes, sports shoes, boots, sandals, high heels, pumps, slippers and ballerinas. The new handbag collection ranges from envelope bags to elegant clutch bags and completes the range of leather goods. Two models from this wide range and their special features are presented below. Clarks Desert Boot The shoes were first designed and launched in the 1950s, but still enjoy great popularity today due to their charming Fifties chic. The designer of the shoes, Nathan Clark, was inspired by the models that British army officers discovered at a bazaar in Cairo, Egypt. The desert boots are made of high-quality smooth leather, sheepskin or suede and are available in all imaginable colours, often with patterns or sensational applications. Due to their universal and simple design, the shoes can be worn by both men and women and can be combined with any article of clothing. The typical Originals crepe sole makes the shoes unmistakable. Clarks Wallabee The Wallabee shoe was launched by Lance Clark around ten years after the introduction of the Desert Boot. Nevertheless, the shoe still offers a timeless and classic design. Particularly striking is the coarse stitching along the toe cap, which gives the shoe the look of a moccasin and is also the unmistakable trademark of the shoes. The typical natural crepe sole and the high-quality leather increase the walking pleasure to infinity and the Wallabee shoe becomes a loyal companion. For women, the shoe model is available with a slightly raised wedge heel, which ensures more casual elegance than the simple slip-on shape.

Prominent Clark owners

Since Clarks shoes are very popular in Jamaica, a local dancer and singer, Vybz Kartel, dedicated a single to Clarks shoes and featured his favourite models (Desert Boot, Wallabees and Desert Treks) on the cover of the record.