by Stephen Garner

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Desert Boot, Clarks Originals is releasing a twist on its most iconic style.

Now available, the Desert Boot 221 is inspired by the past but rooted firmly in the now. Speaking to craft and innovation, the new shoe retains the authenticity that makes it an original and true classic yet maintains the comfort-focused details Clarks is known for.

Crafted from chrome-free suede – which offers stain and water resistance – it features a bespoke OrthoLite footbed made from recycled materials, and an additional layer of crepe on the outsole made on a brand new last.

The tongue features the new branding “C:J – 1825 BA16 0EQ.” In one simple code this branding brings to life the story and history that makes Clarks special. CJ refers to the brothers, Cyrus and James Clark who founded the company in 1825 in Street, Somerset, England. The postal code BA16 0EQ, signifies Clarks home, which has remained in the exact same location for 195 years and counting.

A solid white canvas, each pair comes with a choice of fobs and laces, from yellow and pastel green to sky blue and pink, wearers can make them iconic in their own way.