Clarks Originals

The earliest incarnation of Clarks was set up by the brothers Cyrus and James Clark in 1825. They initially specialised in leather goods but soon hit upon the idea of manufacturing sheepskin rugs and slippers. From as early as 1893, Clarks focused on comfort and it was that reputation that fuelled their growth into the early 20th century. Following the Second World War, a young Nathan Clark was serving in Burma with the West African Brigade when some locally produced Desert Boots caught his eye. Featuring a crepe sole and rough suede from Cairo's fabled Old Bazaar, their conspicuous comfort struck a chord with Nathan and he moved quickly to create a Clarks version. The company is still controlled by the Clark family and is still based in the town of Street, Somerset.

The Desert Boot was just the beginning for what we now know Clarks to be. In 1965 the understandably ubiquitous Wallabee model was launched and almost 50 years later it is more popular than ever.

Not content with just a couple of success stories Clarks have kept a keen eye on development, making sure their shoes retain that certain charm that gained them popularity. With the emphasis on character and comfort, they just keep on making genuinely smart shoes, and long may it continue.

  1. Shoes

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    1. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Brown Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Brown Suede)'

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      Desert Boot (Brown Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    2. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Boot  (Cognac Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      Desert Boot (Cognac Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    3. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Cola Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Cola Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      • UK 10.5
      • UK 11
      • UK 12

      Desert Boot (Cola Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    4. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Greystone Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Greystone Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      • UK 11

      Desert Boot (Greystone Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    5. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Sand Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Sand Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      • UK 12

      Desert Boot (Sand Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    6. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Wheat Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert Boot (Wheat Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      Desert Boot (Wheat Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    7. Primary photograph of product 'Desert London  (Beeswax)'

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      • UK 6
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      Desert London (Beeswax)

      £79.00

      Outside the EU £65.83

    8. Primary photograph of product 'Desert London (Cola Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert London (Cola Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
      • UK 7
      • UK 8
      • UK 9
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      • UK 11
      • UK 12

      Desert London (Cola Suede)

      £75.00

      Outside the EU £62.50

    9. Primary photograph of product 'Desert London (Sand Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert London (Sand Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
      • UK 7
      • UK 8
      • UK 9
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      • UK 11

      Desert London (Sand Suede)

      £69.00

      Outside the EU £57.50

    10. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Trek (Brown Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      Desert Trek (Brown Suede)

      £69.00

      Outside the EU £57.50

    11. Primary photograph of product 'Desert Trek (Sand Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Desert Trek (Sand Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
      • UK 7
      • UK 8
      • UK 9
      • UK 10
      • UK 11

      Desert Trek (Sand Suede)

      £69.00

      Outside the EU £57.50

    12. Primary photograph of product 'Seam Trek (Brown Leather )'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      Seam Trek (Brown Leather )

      £79.00

      Outside the EU £65.83

    13. Primary photograph of product 'Seam Trek  (Tan Leather)'

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      • UK 6
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      Seam Trek (Tan Leather)

      £79.00

      Outside the EU £65.83

    14. Primary photograph of product 'Wallabee (Brown Leather )'

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      • UK 6
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      Wallabee (Brown Leather )

      £89.00

      Outside the EU £74.17

    15. Primary photograph of product 'Wallabee (Cola Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Wallabee (Cola Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
      • UK 7
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      • UK 12

      Wallabee (Cola Suede)

      £75.00

      Outside the EU £62.50

    16. Primary photograph of product 'Wallabee (Dark Brown Suede)' Secondary photograph of product 'Wallabee (Dark Brown Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
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      • UK 12

      Wallabee (Dark Brown Suede)

      £85.00

      Outside the EU £70.83

    17. Primary photograph of product 'Wallabee Boot  (Maple Suede)'

      Sizes

      • UK 6
      • UK 7
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      Wallabee Boot (Maple Suede)

      £95.00

      Outside the EU £79.17