CLARK DESERT BOOTS
by L.I.M. | February 26, 2012
If the perfecto is my go to, classic jacket, desert boots are my timeless shoes. Desert boots have been an instant classic for over 60 years now. First created by Nathan Clark based on the suede boots of the English army, Clarks’ iconic boots have been reproduced by numerous companies like Common Projects and Pierre Hardy. A versatile piece, the boots can dress up a casual outfit and dress down a formal one.
The boots have a simple upper of one color, a refreshing contrast to the obnoxiousness of so many modern streetwear brands. In addition, the numerous colorways and materials of the boots keep them current. In addition, both the suede and classic leather forms of the shoes only gain character and charm as they age, making these boots fit for any and every situation.
The crepe soles of the boots make them extremely comfortable because they provide better insulation and are shock absorbent. However, they do wear down rather easily, and, as a result, many individuals replace their soles with vibram soles once the crepe is worn down. Once the soles are replaced, the shoes take on a new characteristic, giving you years of style from these classic boots.