Clarks Desert Boots: 65 not out!

Clarks Desert Boots: 65 not out! – words Mave Strappell

Celebrating 65 years of their iconic Desert Boot, Clarks Originals launch a very special edition boot in Maple suede. Plus read on to win a Clarks birthday present.

The Desert Boot, worn by the likes of Suki Waterhouse, Robert Pattinson and Victoria Beckham, was inspired by Nathan Clark’s time in Burma during the second world war when off-duty soldiers wore a similar casual suede boot picked up in the bazaars of Cairo.

First sold back in 1950, the first, and the true Clarks Desert Boot, is still crafted using the ‘Hand of Clarks’ detailing which includes leather from an English tannery named Charles F. Stead, still used today. The boot also includes authentic techniques such as ‘stitchdown construction’ where the upper is unusually turned outwards rather than ‘lasted-in’ under the insole.

Recreating Clarks Originals’ arguably most-loved silhouette in Maple Suede for the anniversary, the special edition comes complete with commemorative fob and statement sapphire laces. A fitting colour accent, as sapphire blue is the precious stone reflective of a 65th anniversary.

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Clarks Desert Boot, Clarks Originals have given us a stack of 25% Clarks discount cards* to giveaway. To win one of 20 cards, tell us which Egyptian city the boots worn by off-duty soldiers during the second world war came from. Email answers to editorial@fluxmagazine.com, with Clarks in the subject, including your postal address. The 20 winners will be chosen at random from all entries received on or before 31st January 2015.

The special edition Maple Suede boots are now available online at www.clarks.co.uk.

Clarks Desert Boots: 65 not out! – words Mave Strappell

 

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
• Competition will close on 31st January 2015
• Competition is open to UK residents only
• Winners will be chosen at random from all the correct answers submitted before the closing date
• Winners name, address and contact details will be requested and passed to a third party provider for prize fulfilment
• The Promoter’s decision is final and binding on the entrants – no correspondence will be entered into
• The winner must respond accepting the prize within 10 days of notification otherwise the Promoter reserves the right to redraw the prize from the remaining eligible entries up to 3 times before the competition is then declared void.
• The card may only be used in Clarks owned retail stores. Discount applies to all Clarks branded footwear and handbags, and bootleg footwear.
• The card must be signed on receipt by the cardholder.
• The cardholder must show an additional form of ID before purchase.
• The card expires on 20.11.2016.

 

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