Clarks own benchmark technologies, as well as our collaborations with other innovators, enable us to deliver unprecedented levels of comfort and, when the weather demands, protection against the elements too. Just as important, the appliance of science is discreet, ensuring that it doesn’t disturb the look, line and finish of the shoe.
A pump hidden in the heel draws fresh air in, circulates it around the foot before it’s expelled through concealed micro-channels. In tests, warm, moist air inside the shoes was replaced with fresh air every 10 steps – keeping your feet fresh and dry.
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Active Air offers the ultimate in underfoot cushioning for long lasting comfort. Inside every pair tiny air pockets act as a cushion between you and the ground below, so every time the foot hits the ground the impact is absorbed.
The Wave Walk sole is curved and uses the body’s natural momentum and walking motion to gently propel the wearer through each step. The subtle curve of the rocker sole also means it rolls from heel to toe, minimising the amount the foot has to bend and flex.
Working with a leader in biomechanics we’ve studied how the foot requires support to maximise comfort and foot health. We’ve created a dual density cushioning system that helps the foot’s natural pivot action into propulsion and reduces strain on the ball of the foot.
The Gore-Tex technology in our shoes make them highly breathable and waterproof – guaranteed to keep you dry whether you’re caught in a winter downpour or your feet need to breathe on
a hot summer day.
FlexLight shoes are made from soft leathers and weigh less than 400 grams. The sole flexes with the foot’s movement, and a moisture-wicking footbed keeps feet cool, while an in-built biocide combats germs and foot odour.
To make Unstructured styles unbelievably light, the mid-soles are made from a featherweight EVA rubber compound. In addition, leather linings are perforated for improved breathability.
Performance insoles that provide long-lasting cushion comfort as well as wick away moisture,
odour and fungus.
Extralight is a sole compound that’s three times lighter than comparable compounds yet delivers the same levels of durability and shock absorption. Shoes made with Extralight are supremely
flexible and hardwearing.
A traditional way of making premium footwear; uppers are sewn onto a welt, which in turn is sewn onto a leather sole using a special Goodyear machine. The underfoot cavity is filled with a cork filler. Shoes are hardwearing, mould to the foot and can be re-soled.
Quality leather in its most organic form, vegetable tan leather is made using natural tannins for a premium finish. As well as reducing the friction between the footbed and the skin, vegetable tan leather moulds to the foot over time to deliver personalised comfort and wear.