Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CLARKS FALL 2012 Footwear-Men's -Women's

Joli Ruffle summer sandals by Clarks-available now ($94.99)
Midtown, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

CLARKS nicely bridges the gap between fashion/function---judging by the selections on display at the recent media preview for Fall 2012.


Desert Trooper Boot
Desert Boot-in brown/red
With its classic styles -Originals-still selling BIG-the upcoming season delivers  new color waves and interpretations---



















---on the signature plantation crepe sole lace-up Wallabees-inspired by a moccasin, and Desert boots inspired by the Brits' army kickers.

PLUS very urban friendly shoes---proving Clarks has grown by leaps and bounds, design wise---while maintaining its value proposition of materials and craftsmanship. And from what we hear, legendary retail service.



Highlights:

THE ORIGINALS
Soho Houston -women's






Othello Sonnet

Weaver Bird-

Desert Trek

Desert Trek



Suomi Guide-in oiled leather


Handsome additions to the Clarks owned Bostonian as well as its own offerings---men will appreciate the value of these well made shoes---that make dress for work...at least from the ankle down...easy.







Clarks' Indigo collection for gals is fashionable and stylish---and bonus points-with cushioning footbeds and durable outsoles.


Loyal Soul pump-with cushioning footbed
rugged outsole---in a dressy shoe is subtle and practical.












Loyal Soul






Society Gown-in black suede












Kilty platform loafer---dress/trouser friendly








Burns Easy










Freeform Lace-up

Pursuit Life-nice-grey with a coral pop of color
Wave Cliff in tan leather-hiker chic





























ACTIVE WEEKEND for women-OUT and ABOUT for men's-is a sporty take on casual shoes that work for do it in a day chive endeavors.


Rhombus Euro


Pacer GTX





Ruckus Maker combines popular mix of tough canvas and leather-with rubber outsole with toe guard












Arctic Snow













Arctic Adventure boot (far right), Wave Trek (front) lifestyle sneaker

Men's boots really are handsome---and Clarks manages to get the fusion of work/hike/equestrian influences just right-not overdone, just practical and handsome-with all the comfort features that guys buy the brand for---and value priced.



Norse Chelsea (right) Burns Fast (middle)

Ruckus Fracus-nucbuc leather and water resistant canvas upper


With a bit of heel height, women's looks are equally as contemporary and comfortable.
Heath Harrier-far left and Heath Wren middle right, Heath Woodlark -right



Alpine Bonnet

Heath Skylark

Majorca Sun---lug sole and lined---

faux fur---Majorca Sun =warm


Medway Track=men's asymmetric zipper makes this lace-up easy on/off







Trolley Twirl platform with suede cuff-horsebit buckle- is top pick. Nice.

Society Fashion-frot

Alpine Andi-takes the hiker lace-up eyelets and playfully moves to the back of the upper

Mullin Spice in burnished brown leather


Denton Sand-equestrian style pull-on boot

Shoes, shoes, shoes....women's pumps remind us of a lot of the 70's era heels-not too thick but stable---and we think that those who only think of Clarks Originals---would be pleased with these on trend efforts.


Erixon Pass



treaded rubber andleather outsoles-something we see on more expensive shoes



Charlie Brogue-menswear inspired-for women

Norse WIng

Wessex Arms

Tempt Allure in suede with patent strap-



Loyal Heart-gold tip ties


Society Ball-details on upper heel takes the pump from plain pretty to sophisticated

Charmed Bow-ballet style with a slight heel

Trolly Roll-on a slight wedge-with cushioned breathable footbed

Erixon Chance-on top of Burns Easy-men's
INFO: http://www.clarksusa.com

Priced $69-$150 (good, right?)