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A snappy, seamless combination of classic style, contemporary trend and the shoemaker's craft, the Gambeson Limit is a true workhorse of a summer shoe.

Gambeson Limit

Supporting Styles

  • Gatley Step
  • Darning Top
  • Edward Style
  • Darby Limit
  • Gatley Walk
  • Farli Limit

Footnotes
Gambeson Limit

This is a conventionally handsome style with an unconventional twist - a head-turning smart navy leather upper that shouts 'tradition', but with a super lightweight modern sole, making this an ideal day-to-night style that’s as fit for business as it is for pleasure.

Gambeson Limit

Traditional Derby and brogue styles are fused together in the Gambeson Limit.

A contrast colour sole is a clever seasonal twist that adds a pop of modernity.

Rich navy leather is smart and contemporary for summer, plus it goes with almost everything.

Innovative Shoemaking

We are pioneers in shoe making. Since 1825 we have been blending traditional craft with cutting edge innovation and technology to bring you the very best footwear.

Our Gambeson Limit shoe is a great example of how we can bring you the best of these shoemaking ingredients in one handsome summer style. Fusing classic styling with a contemporary twist, whilst incorporating beneficial technologies for your feet. This is a versatile shoe that encapsulates the spirit of Clarks.

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We are pioneers in shoe making. Since 1825 we have been blending traditional craft with cutting edge innovation and technology to bring you the very best footwear.

Our Gambeson Limit shoe is a great example of how we can bring you the best of these shoemaking ingredients in one handsome summer style. Fusing classic styling with a contemporary twist, whilst incorporating beneficial technologies for your feet. This is a versatile shoe that encapsulates the spirit of Clarks.

Gambeson Limit

A woven, espadrille inspired, hessian welt creates an unmistakable and on-trend summer look.

Gambeson Limit

An expertly crafted cork and leather footbed inside the shoe is a touch of discreet luxury that also contains OrthoLite® cushioning technology for more support and added comfort.

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The super lightweight, contrast EVA sole is a pop of modernity, ensuring this shoe captures the spirit of summer.

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Smart Ankles

The Gambeson Limit, a fantastic shoe that straddles the stylistic demands of the hectic working day and busy night life, is the perfect solution. Give your smart footwear the attention it deserves by investing some thought into your ankles and how to dress them. It's the details that count.

Gambeson Limit

Keeping your cool in the heat of summer needn't be a cause for concern. The Gambeson Limit, a fantastic shoe that straddles the stylistic demands of the hectic working day and busy night life, is the perfect solution. Give your smart footwear the attention it deserves by investing some thought into your ankles and how to dress them. It's the details that count.

1. The bare ankle
Wearing a smart shoe and showing your bare ankles by not wearing socks offers a practical way of remaining formal, of conforming to dress codes but without sacrificing style. Invest in some 'invisible' socks – these can’t be seen above the shoe and offer more comfort.

2. The tonal sock
For a formal look, your sock should be the same colour as your trousers, rather than your shoes. Opt for a sock in a cool summer-weight cotton. Grey and navy feel very modern when worn together.

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2. The tonal sock
For a formal look, your sock should be the same colour as your trousers, rather than your shoes. Opt for a sock in a cool summer-weight cotton. Grey and navy feel very modern when worn together.

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3. The contrast sock
A contrasting coloured sock can work really well. Choose a colour that will pop but avoid garish or novelty patterns, and instead opt for a sophisticated shadow stripe as pictured here. Again a summer-weight cotton sock is your best option.

See how to wear some of our other crafted styles on the Clarks blog.

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Meet the people behind our campaign

Name: Alex Mulligan, 34
Occupation: Furniture and Interior Designer

Alex Mulligan, 34, from London Fields in Hackney, is a Furniture and Interior Designer. Since completing an MA in Furniture Design he's built up his own business working on a bespoke basis from his design studio in East London.

Alex describes his style as smart casual, but he has differing styles of dress for his professional and personal lives.

'My style has evolved from grungy skateboarder to something that’s more smart casual.'

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'Due to my line of work I like to dress and act a certain way. I use my full name, Alexander, for my business. I guess it's similar thing for how I dress for work. I dress with more of a sartorial slant. The people I work with appreciate the finer details.

As for style icons it's quite a mix. I'd say Tricky, and Steve McQueen – how’s that for a blend!'