Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Clarks Originals: The Desert Trek

Following The Desert Boot and The Wallabee in previous decades, another original from Clarks followed with The Desert Trek.
Based on a style discovered in The Netherlands by the wife of an abstract artist, and then refined in Clarks' factory in Ireland by Lance Clark, the debut of Desert Trek in the '70s was timely as at this time the oil crisis meant leaving the car at home and walking for millions of people. Comfortable shoes were called for and Desert Trek was the answer. Clarks Originals Desert Trek's special combination of nature form last, trademark crepe sole and distinctive centre seams survive to this day.

-Simon