Wednesday, October 30, 2013


CLARKS Originals are beloved…the Wallabies  and Desert boots with the crepe soles…are footwear icons.

Reinterpreted for Spring 2014-the clean minimalists styles-get color splashes -a few kicks are collaborations with hip hop artist DOOM, with cutting edge creative consultancy Patternity, with Manchester-based Oi Polloi and with fashion label, YMC.

Faraway Field in tan, green beeswax leather
Faraway Charm in tan, red

Edmund Valley in navy leather

Desert Boot -Originals fresh colors+new silhouettes

women's tapered profile-more feminine, less clunky

Patternity -a London based creative organization that 'see pattern everywhere…'-exclusive geometric graphic print on Desert Boot for M/W

Like ocean waves-Street style-sport attitude meets hipster worthy kicks. Left-Taguar Fugu slip on and right- Tawyer-unlined+comfy-moisture wicking inside-suede outside…

Custom Vibram rubber ousoles…non-marking +grip worthy comfort. Like how the colors tie in with the uppers. Nice.
Tamus Slim-lifestyle leather sneaker with breathable mesh tongue/lining for comfort
another custom outsole...

left-Dynamic Pro, far right Outset Trail, middle-Orson Drift
NEW for Spring 2014 the Musto collection of pays tribute to Keith Musto-a 1964 English Olympian who nabbed the silver medal for sailing-the only Brit to do so. An engineer by training-he launched a eponymous performance wear line for outdoors, equestrian, and  watery endeavors.

Dynamic Pro outsole….

AND this collaboration with Clarks is smart-stylish kicks-with non-marking outsoles, super lightweight breathable---

Outframe Ease-breathable mesh upper with stability suede cage construction

custom Vibram outsoles of Outframe Ease-

Outframe Trail outsole

Men's casual and dress shoes-are blessed with the comfort construction men wouldn't even dream of not having on their feet. Great handsome styles for work and play.
summer seersucker striped lining.casual slip-on Norwin Easy, back Clutch Gear leather driver

Farli Walk -far left-Maxim Flow

basket weave leather---welt construction Grimbsy Craft

Maxim Top

Maxim Top ribbed rubber outsole….
Denner Motion.suede upper lace-up…sporty white outsoles

Denner Motion outsole...

CLARKS Footwear-Sandals, Shoes-Women Spring 2014


CLARKS hosted a very well attended Spring 2014 preview for their new collection of footwear for all.

This England based company has emerged as as the go-to label for all comfort mandatory shoe needs except maybe über formal-black tie-wedding occasions.

Highlights for Women-Flats, Wedges, and Dress Heels

"Classic styles-reinterpreted, re-imagined, and made distinctly Clarks. Including cushioning supportive footwear and outsoles that will survive urban streets.

Dunbar Granby-mettalic, patent and croco leather uppers-in a driver style
Contemporary silhouettes-pretty pastels and the basics-plus new versions on the Original Clarks (in a separate post)…for the faithful collectors and hipsters just discovering this iconic brand.

Flats-even we wear now---we went to the 'Dark Side' as it were. Good looking options that work with plenty of wardrobe styles...

Valley Lounge slip-on in cobalt, tan and fuchsia-with nice color pop details

Indira Pompano-fun embellishments un t strap sandal. 
Fara Paige braided leather upper flat

ballet flat folds for ez travel-
Cliff Rose Sail

Dunbar Racer-light grey, red, nude and turquoise. Love the colors used in the trims…really adds to the shoe. Nice tie tabs, contrast stitching---well done.

Boat shoes get some bold tones and some patent leather trims- that give this iconic summer style a fresh look. Cute.
laser leather cutouts-metallic leather flat

Perri Coast-stappy sandals on corkbed
narrow profile-suede lace-up that references desert boot

wedges, sandals...

Petrina Corra-mixed materials raffia trim and leather

nice stitch details…a metallic finished canvas upper with stretch triangle insert. Petrina Rhea

Straw, rafia wedge….leather strap uppers Amelia AIr

Caslyn Cheryl-leather traps uppers on comfy cork wedge

Amelia Avery-leather laser cutout trim on wedge

Nice staging….

kitten heels are easy to wear…and chic

Wessex Shay-great color-cutout leather peep toe-in neutrals beige and black too

pretty pump-

block heels-front Evant Portman in nude-hanging up-leopard print patent Wessex Bria

block heels-rubber outsoles ...

peep toes-Cynthia Fest-in a python print.  Back-Nude patent is a versatile buy-Wessex Eider