Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CLARKS Women's Boots, Shoes-Desert Originals Fall 2014

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Clarks footwear company has mastered the art of fashion comfort…we can vouch for this as our go to chelsea boots style we got a few months back-is our go to pair of foot coverings when we know the hours running around the city are a given---and whether we are wear jeans or leggings/dressy top combo.

Kinda like sneakers…we save our über lightweight ones for track work and shorter races…but go to our slightly heavier training ones for endurance-distance for protection, energy return and comfort…Clarks aren't necessarily the lightest weight fashion/comfort brand on the market we have tried on…but they def. go the distance---meaning shoes that don't get switched out ASAP for strictly comfort shoes….because they are that too.

Leather Boots/Booties...
Fall 2014 Clarks women's serve up selections of height-via block heels, wedges, pumps, tall and shorter boots (booties), and chic flat options-for work and casual occasions. All are made remarkably well-impressively so given the prices…and feature high end finishes and details that separate these keepers from the footwear version of disposable (fall apart) fast fashion.

The City Collection-moto, menswear, vintage, equestrian and western influences---in refined neutrals, warm deep tones and muted colors…sleeker silhouettes that are more contemporary looking.

tall boots are warm-perfect heel for urbanites who walk over sidewalk grates
beautifully burnished leather-back leather straps adjust
left-Mansi Jumper, right Kacia Alfresco

great quilting in a leather bootie-Movie Metro-refined and grrrr
Mullin Clove
buckle up-Mezze Rose-inner zip retro biker thing-ez on/off
kacia garnet-nice mix of suede/leather-like slim lasts-feminine
inner zipper for ez on/off kacia garnet

Valley Lounge slip-ons in calf hair and smooth pewter metallic reptile embossed leather.  Notice-padded footbed…cozy smoking slipper for outside

Drivers-with sides- boat shoe details-Dunbar Cruiser-back-burgundy patent, tan leopard print, pewter metallic 
amulet crystal -in suede…very pretty
Mansi Calla

take a Desert Boot classic look----add feminine curves +add a subtle wedge for height
HEELS…wedges and heels are sleekly feminine...

Vogue Aurora
Clarks is great about putting durable rubber outsoles on its footwear---so we don't have to run to the shoe repair persons after wearing them!!!! Even the dressier gently laila- suede/leather picture-are elegant/rugged hybrids

leather covered high heels are an expensive detail a lo of brands don't attempt---and bravo-these won't snap off.

pointy toe elegance=modern wedge lace-up. Plush leather . kelbrooke azizi-cocktail/boardroom sleek. ON A WEDGE

patent and leather pumps-heels are just thin enough and high enough- to be kinda sexy-after work as well as on the job appropriate-without having wearers teetering around for balance-which is not sexy. sage copper-almost kitten heel shaped with a bit more height. 

delis bliss-slight platform...

the footbeds have specific-extra cushioning zones for key areas---and breathable too...
round toe wedge-purity crystal-another wedge that works with dresses

here wedges are covered with embossed leather-purity frost

men's monk boot-double strap-inspires a bootie for the ladies. 

menswear and brogue shoes are massively popular…we see women pairing these with work pantsuits …and boyfriend jeans-with cuffs rolled up

well done-hamble oak

we like the block heel masculine shoe here ---ciera pier
ideal balance of platform to high heel ratio---plus notice the rubber outsole, breathable lining…blue feel  suede classic pumps with vintage roundish toe. delsie bliss-another boardroom-cocktail shoe
check out the geometric shape of this wedge…with art deco Black/White color blocking atalanta desert inspired by Clarks' classic

atalanta desert…in burgundy too. In the back-the Desert Boot roars with leopard-and suede 
Reinterpretations of CLARKS ORIGINALS iconic desert boots get 'remixed'…delivering in mod dotted patterns (leather) that screams hipster worthy.

Desert pattern-black/white and black dot patterned leather-a collaboration with PATTERNITY
More Clarks Originals-with visible contrast stitching-tyler weave (middle) and fun red suede- faraway field (front)
faraway field---great stitching detail reminds us of moccasins 
my mom and and Prince William's grandmother live in their wallabees!!!!!!!-with durable comfy crepe rubber sole.
this is a fav look-take a men's brogue and fuse it with desert boot-violà junk westray-claret suede

narrower profile makes this desert boot more refined and feminine-phenia desert