Rieker
Died Nathan Clark - Inventor of Desert Boots
12.07.2011 2782

Died Nathan Clark - Inventor of Desert Boots

At the age of 94, Nathan Clarke, one of the founders of the British brand Clark's, the main ideologist and "inventor of the myth" of desert shoes, died. In recent years he lived in the United States.

When Nathan Clarke proposed Desert boots in 1949, he did not think about creating a legend or revolution in the shoe world, but it happened differently. The prototype of the Desert model was the high army boots that he and his comrades wore during the war in Burma. On a rubber sole, made of suede, the boots were unusually comfortable. They were sewed for the army in the bazaar, which was located on the outskirts of old Cairo. Nathan brought the sketches to the company, which in the 20's of the 19 century was founded by his relatives, James and Cyrus Clark. And I heard in response that these shoes would never be sold. Many years have passed and 12 million pairs were sold. In total, the company sells about 40 million pairs per year.

Prior to joining Oxford, Nathan was educated at the Odenwaldschule, a German shoe design school. In 1968, it was in his shoes that participants in student demonstrations were shod. Returning home after the war, he made a prototype of a new shoe and presented it at a shoe exhibition in Chicago. It was done at the right time in the right place. In America, which was experiencing the consequences of the baby boom, there was a catastrophic lack of youth shoes, Clark's imported models were supposed to be part of military uniforms in the 50s and 60s.

From the end of the 60's until now, the clarks have remained Beatles shoes, shoes worn by people challenging society - Bob Dylan, Steve McQueen, Liam Gallagher from Oasis. Now they are putting on the star of the series “Sex and the City” Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2009, the limited edition “50 shoes that changed the world” appeared.

At the age of 94, Nathan Clarke, one of the founders of the British brand Clark's, the main ideologist and "inventor of the myth" of desert shoes, died.
5
1
Rating
Midinblu

Latest News

In 2020, the number of shopping center openings in the Russian Federation has decreased three times

About 60% of the planned volume of opening of shopping centers in the Russian Federation in 2020 has been postponed to the beginning of 2021, TASS reports, citing analytics from a major international real estate player CBRE.
04.12.2020 83

Natasha Ramsay Levy steps down as creative director at Chloé

French fashion designer Natasha Ramsay Levy, who was named Creative Director of the luxury brand Chloé in 2017, has decided to leave her post. As is often the case, rumors of her departure have been circulating over the past few months, Le Figaro writes.
04.12.2020 84

adidas Originals has released a collaboration with Noize MC

The adidas Superstar sneakers came out in a new design, customized by the Russian rapper Noize MC.
04.12.2020 135

Stores in the UK will be open 24 hours a day

From Monday to Saturday for the remaining three weeks before Catholic Christmas and beyond throughout January, UK retail stores will be open 24 hours a day, Worldfootwear.com writes.
03.12.2020 212

Lacoste has released a new product - Run Breaker hi-tops

The design of the new Lacoste Run Breaker high-top sneakers is based on the classic silhouettes of athletic shoes designed for trekking and running.
03.12.2020 222
When you sign up, you will receive weekly news and articles about the shoe business on your e-mail.

To the beginning