Clarks Desert Trek shoe

The new Desert Trek shoe from Clarks is in recognition of their 40 year old Desert boot. The fall/winter season returns with the Adventure Trek version that features tan leather and embossed detailing. Prepared to release in September, you can find these at select Clarks retailers.

Clarks has a colorful history of innovation.

1825 – Cyrus and James Clark set up a small sheepskin slipper business in the tiny English village of Street, Somerset.

1883 – William Clark creates shoes that follow the natural shape of the foot, a revolutionary concept.

1950 – Nathan Clark, inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II, introduces the Desert Boot, the first of Clarks Originals.

Late 50s – Clarks innovates the process of directly vulcanizing rubber soles onto leather uppers

1960s – Lance Clark designs the world’s first true comfort shoe, a moccasin built on Clarks nature-formed last. The Wallabee® goes on to join the Desert Boot as a timeless classic.

1970s – Clarks introduces the use of polyurethane (PU) as a soling material. Incredibly lightweight, yet virtually indestructible, PU formed the basis for the decade’s many technological breakthroughs.

1980s – Clarks pioneers the use of air in comfort footwear with its Air Comfort concept for casual shoes.

1990s – We’re named “Company of the Year” by Footwear News, an industry-leading trade publication.

2000 – With styles now available for a broad range of uses and lifestyles, we fulfill our goal of providing comfortably stylish footwear for nearly all occasions in an active person’s life.