Catch them quick – Desert Aerial, our cool, crisp canvas twist on the classic Clarks Desert Boot, are simply delicious. The sole gets a utility lift in lightweight speckled EVA and the pretty paisley linings complete these playful summer boots. Team with high summer florals and spotless white denim, and pop on a fedora and sunnies for all-over cute coverage.
This year we’re celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Clarks Desert Boot with a special limited-edition pair, made in England.
Each of the 1,950 pairs (they hit the market in 1950) of Made in England Desert Boots are hand-numbered and feature…
- The original Cordova Velour suede which characterised the very first Desert Boot styles of the 1950s
- An exceptionally crafted pair of socks by TRiCKETT of Lancashire, knitted using 100% Lancastrian cotton on traditional looms and finished by hand
- An exclusive crepe suede cleaner in the shape of the Desert Boot’s iconic fob
- Alternative leather laces
- Collectible packaging containing commemorative artwork
Invest in a true Original.
Some designs are so clean that a slight tweak is all it takes to create something new. Our Desert Aerials team the classic Desert Boot with a lightweight trainer sole and laces. Keep it simple and wear yours with chinos and a mint green linen shirt for easy summer style.
To celebrate 65 years of the Desert Boot, we’ve teamed up with design driven accessorise brand Herschel for an exclusive collaboration. Available in navy and grey premium suede, the Herschel Desert Boot features colour-dipped lace aglets, a contrasting tumbled leather tongue and a soft chambray lining for a look that blends timeless functionality with modern design.
The Trigenic Dune boot teams a three part decoupled sole with supple, waxy leathers for a new take on sports minimalism. The flexible construction makes them commuter-friendly and their architectural edge makes them a striking piece of footwear design – don’t just take our word for it (www.highsnobiety.com).
Whether it’s Monday morning, dress down Friday or a lazy Sunday with mates, the Desert Aerial is your new go to shoe for instant outfit impact. Based on the iconic Desert Boot but reinterpreted in perforated suede with a super lightweight sneaker sole, this versatile design can be worn with slacks in your downtime and then restyled with smart separates for work.
The right pair of boots can make your outfit fall into place. Our Empress Moon boots have more than a little Desert Boot DNA, but the wedged outsole and slimmer shape gives them a feminine update.
These versatile boots will work just as well at the office, with black jeans and a white shirt as they will for summer festivals, with denim shorts and a vest. While it’s still a little chilly for those shorts, team them with skinny grey jeans, an on-trend Aztec top and sunnies.
LC:M is the menswear equivalent to London Fashion Week. For emerging designers to global British brands, it kick-starts the calendar showcasing British fashion’s key collections, and SS15 was as eclectic as ever.
This year’s event featured Clarks as part of acclaimed designer and tailor Richard James’ show. Inspired by the cultural collision of the British soldier with the Sahara during the late 1930s, his Desert Rats show was a huge success. Featuring the four-pocket safari jacket, neat tailoring, plenty of khaki and olive linen and Desert Rat motifs, the show was made complete by the presence of our very own Clarks Desert Boots.
Richard told us “When I knew we needed classic desert boots, it had to be Clarks.” – We couldn’t agree more.
Ever since models started hanging off the arms of musicians backstage at festivals, (we’re looking at you Miss Moss) we’ve all wanted to look a little more presentable! No longer a place for your rattiest T-shirt and old walking boots, it’s now an excuse to wave goodbye to normality and hello to a generous helping of curated chaos – wardrobe and otherwise.
Our edit of festival essentials: Denim shorts are a real festival staple; in the sun we’d team them with a pair of our unique PATTERNITY Desert Boots for a laidback ready-for-anything look. If it does rain, cut-offs also work with wellies and an on-trend navy parka – because you still want to look good even in the mud!
An oversized check shirt is a versatile option and looks equally effective buttoned up or open over a clashing print bandeau or vest. Complete your look with a felt fedora, shades and copious amounts of eyeliner – so you can maintain your glamour, even after a few hard nights… just don’t forget the face wipes.