Imitated but never duplicated, the Clarks Desert Boot is the key-model of the brand, as well as the cult object of several revampings that have never compromised on its DNA as the first casual dress shoe in the world. True to its heritage, from the length of the stitches to the refined and recognisable shape, it has a rubber sole produced in Sri Lanka with an eco-sustainable process and suede upper coming from the historic English Charles F. Stead tannery.
The Desert Boot will be one of the leading models of the Clarks AW 2020 collection to be presented in January at Pitti Uomo. With a focus on meticulous constructions, premium materials, and a sustainable design, the collection does not want to be a simple return to origins, but rather a celebration of the main identifying traits of the brand: craft workmanship, authenticity and innovation. Iconic in this sense are two other models that have been revamped in the collection: Desert Trek and Wallabee.
The Desert Trek was created in 1972 and, now as then, it has a design characterised by central stitching. The 1968 Wallabee shoe of the “revolutionaries” has now been the preferred shoe of musicians and artists around the globe for the last 50 years, who appreciate the simplicity of its structure and style. Made from English suede and leather, it has a natural crêpe sole and three-quarter padded insole for maximum comfort.