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The original Desert Boot

The Desert Boot evolution

The Desert Boot 2

Then. Now. Always.

We are the creators of icons. In our pursuit of innovative comfort, we continue to push the boundaries of expert craft while staying true to our roots. As iconic today as it was in 1950, the ageless beauty of the Desert Boot continues to stand the test of time, imitated but never bettered. Inspired by the past with eyes on the future, the Desert Boot evolution welcomes two brand new executions designed for modern living. Trends come and go. Icons last forever.

Clarks Originals
Desert Boots

The original Since 1950

Iconic“I wear the shoes myself and never doubted they were going to be a winner.” Nathan Clark
OriginalDesigned in 1949 by Nathan Clark stationed with the British Army in Burma, the inspiration came from off-duty officers wearing rough suede boots from Cairo's bazaars.
CraftsmanshipThe Desert Boot launched in 1950, its iconic silhouette and innovative design continues to stand the test of time.
AuthenticSupplied by UK Tannery Charles F. Stead, it’s been crafted from the same suede for 71 years, maintaining its iconic authenticity.
SimplicityCrafted from fewer than 20 pieces, each playing a vital part in delivering the perfect shape with its iconic crepe-rubber sole.
LegendaryRich in character, contemporary yet classic, the Desert Boot continues to be the a versatile wardrobe staple for everyday wear.

Introducing The 221

Desert Boot 221
Luxuriously CraftedAs authentic as the original, re-imagined through innovative technologies and intricate detail for style that’s iconic in every way.
Supreme ComfortBespoke OrthoLite® and Cushion Plus technology combine with stain and water-resistant chrome-free suede for effortless all-day wear.
Superior SolesTriple-layered crepe soles made from recycled materials for elevated comfort and maximum grip and durability.
Enhanced ShapeA brand new last specifically engineered for optimum fit and comfort, designed for modern living.
C:J – 1825 BA16 0EQA unique code encapsulates Clarks DNA. Creators Cyrus and James Clark, founded in 1825, and the postcode of their roots in Somerset where the business still originates today.
Always OriginalVersatile in every way, each pair comes with a choice of coloured fobs and laces. Be your own iconic.
Desert Boot 2

The new Desert Boot 2

Perfect FitThe original last, readjusted for 21st century comfort.
Targeted ElevationThe Women’s Desert Boot 2 now includes an innovative hidden heel, providing extra grip and subtle height for a more elegant look and feel.
Supreme CushioningEnhanced with innovative Cushion Plus technology and OrthoLite® Eco Foam for unrivalled underfoot comfort.
Authentic DetailTrue to our roots and our heritage, the Desert Boot 2 celebrates all the original detail.
Always OriginalCrafted from the softest leathers and suedes with recycled laces, maintaining its iconic authenticity for 71 years.
Versatile in every wayDesigned for every season, every wardrobe, every day. Taking feet big and small through life in original style and comfort.