Whether it's the use of high shine leather examined by hand to eliminate imperfections, or a classic design inspired by the work of our on-site archivists, each of the shoes in this collection celebrates an aspect of our expert craft and heritage.
Built to match the fast pace and variety of modern life, Gatley Walk's smooth, clean lines lend it a contemporary, sleek profile. Constructed using premium leather with a luxurious brush-off effect, this shoe is a guaranteed head-turner. Comfort hasn't been sacrificed here either – Clarks Ortholite technology (giving you extra cushioning, durability and breathability) is incorporated into the sole unit, ensuring this fine shoe is engineered for both style and comfort.
Evoking the time-honoured skills of traditional craftsmen, Frelan Walk, in smooth, unlined, full-grain premium leather, is a distinctive style that fuses traditional and contemporary detailing. Whilst a celebration of the artisinal skills to be found in our own archives, this bold design embraces modernity by using a built-up contrasting sawtooth sole as a flourish of bold detail.
TIM CRUMPLIN, THE ARCHIVIST
We have been making footwear since 1825, producing a vast wealth of history, heritage, expertise, and of course, shoes, to care for. Tim Crumplin is our Collections Manager, an official guardian of all this irreplaceable material. At present, there are approximately 22,000 different shoe styles stored within our archives.
A smart, modern ankle boot style, Gleeson Zip offers a simple, stylish solution to contemporary, formal dressing. Ideal for both day and night, who knows where this tidy style will take you.
KERRY HOOPER, THE LAST WORKER
In all the years that we have been in business, Kerry Hooper is our very first female lastmaker. The last is what is used to determine the shape of a finished shoe. It's an expertly crafted, exactly-measured object, and in its own, humble way, a thing of real beauty. Every single style of Clarks shoes has its very own last, which has been made by hand, in Street, Somerset.
Elegant, refined and bearing the hallmarks of a traditionally constructed shoe, Gatley Strap is a modern monkstrap style delivered in luxurious premium leather with a tonal brush-off effect. Gatley Strap is a shoe that does the business.
CRAIG DREW, THE LEATHER WORKER
Craig Drew is our Assistant Materials Manager. Craig oversees the specification and sourcing of materials. The leather we use is checked for quality by hand. Every pair of leather shoes we make is constructed using leather from a single hide – ensuring a perfect matching finish on each shoe.
This is a shoe with sole! Monmart Limit's signature translucent rubber sole defines this style. It's a cross between a classic derby and a brogue, but with a serious style twist – a hybrid of sorts.
Edward Limit is a real workhorse of a shoe. Goodyear Welted construction means that they mould to the foot and can even be re-soled to increase the shoe’s life span. Sleek and stylish, traditional yet modern, this shoe is as versatile as they come.