It all began in 1825 in the Somerset village of Street when Cyrus Clark started tanning sheepskin rugs, before his brother James joined the family business in 1830. Since then, the Clarks shoe company has become a successful brand that can be found worldwide, including Canada (and now on ShoeMe.ca!).
Truth be told, the first word that comes to my mind when I think of Clarks is “comfort.” Traditionally, Clarks has been a company at the forefront of creating comfortable shoes for men and women. However, they’ve recently made an aggressive push to revamp their brand by combining their exceptionally comfortable shoes with the latest fashion trends. The results are beautiful and tasteful styles for any occasion.
The spring/summer collection this year was particularly stylish and even a little flirty, featuring peep-toes and tribal-inspired leather sandals in bold colours such as fuschia and yellow. Meanwhile, the Clarks Originals line stays classic and true to its roots, while adding a modern touch through special patterns and details. Here are a few of my favourite styles:
Fun in the sun starts with a great pair of barely-there flip-flops. The Clarks Women's Salon Spirit in yellow synthetic leather look chic with sundresses, shorts, or beachwear, while a padded footbed adds cushioned comfort to each step.
Rich leather, beautifully stitched and detailed, the Clarks Women's Dunbar Racer loafer features the hallmarks of Clarks Artisan style. This updated fuschia boat shoe style features a driving sole for super flexibility and an OrthoLite footbed for cushioned comfort.
The Clarks Women's Amelia Air is a flattering wedge sandal set on a stylish espadrille platform bottom. Crafted in a summery combo of smooth leather with woven details, it's the perfect accessory for your warm-weather wardrobe.
The retro-inspired design of the Clarks Women's Vogue Rose in soft striped canvas features a stylish espadrille wedge with a narrow crepe sole that invokes the Clarks Originals heritage. With butter-soft leather linings and a removable padded footbed, this women's slip-on shoe offers all-day comfort. Eye-catching in white and grey canvas, it adds height and style to summer dresses and flared skirts.
A must for post-work fun or relaxed weekends, the Clarks Men's Relajado slip-on shoe delivers laid-back yet refined style, making it the perfect casual option for shorts, khakis, and jeans. Made of perforated nubuck and suede in navy, it's lined in leather and suede for all-over comfort and reduced friction. The removable footbed offers support and cushioning, while the natural crepe outsole brings stability and traction.
A little modern, a little classic, the Clarks Men's Rango Rumba slip-on loafer will bring unmistakable style to business casual and weekend casual outfits alike. Made of rich leather in tan, it's unlined and provides enhanced traction and stability with a durable rubber outsole. A handsome option for casual pants, denim, and cords.
A low profile and classic design make the Clarks Men's Wallabee Runmen's lace-up shoe by Clarks Originals an obvious choice for laid-back outfits. Made of taupe nubuck and lined in suede, it offers all-over foot protection and comfort. The rubber outsole provides cushioning and durability for all-day wear.
Classic with a modern twist, this limited edition men's lace-up Desert Boot by Clarks Originals was created in celebration of Record Store Day 2013, and is crafted of rich leather in white with an eye-catching vinyl record print. The suede lining protects the foot and reduces friction, while the natural crepe outsole offers cushioning and traction.
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