125 years ago brothers Cyrus and James founded Clarks, now considered a British institution; which has had a resurgence in recent years. Five key models over the years have been staples in the brands identity. These are the Wallabee, Desert Trek, Lugger, Natalie and best of all the Desert Boot. Over the years they have stood the test of time and most recently been given a contemporary twist to capture a new generation of fans and fashionistas.
Dapper Chapper has been lucky enough to preview the latest Spring Summer collection. Here is a run-down of what you will expect from some of the key silhouettes.
Clarks Originals most loved silhouette celebrates its 65th anniversary this year with a limited edition Maple Suede style, complete with commemorative fob and sapphire blue flat cotton laces. Sapphire blue is also fitting for a 65th anniversary release and perfect for the upcoming summer months.
Desert Arial – New Style
Desert Aerial is a new lightweight shoe; comprising of a Fin Project XL Extralight EVA sole, a Desert Boot upper and a new wedge sole with tread detail. The Desert Aerial comes in a selection of suedes, perforated suedes and canvas for both men and women.
Created for the sportswear enthusiast, the Trigenic Flex launched in 2014 and is back again in all new colour ways. Made of flexible EVA, the sole is comprised of three separate parts that are designed to move with the natural shape of the foot. The Trigenic Dune silhouette also reflects the classic shape of the Desert Boot.
Debuting in 1967, it was inspired by a moccasin made by a company called Sioux. Originally called Grasshopper, its leap to fame in North America got a boost from the largest billboard ever seen. It was renamed Wallabee for copyright reasons when it crossed the Atlantic, international success soon followed and over the years the combination of comfort and simple uncluttered design has earned it millions of followers.
The latest collection is now available through Clarks.co.uk and all relevant stocklists.
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