The inside story - Clarks technologies

Discover the secret behind style with comfort

We've been making shoes for almost 200 years.
Actually not just making them, crafting them.
So we know our stuff. Particularly when it comes to seamlessly combining our designers' vision with our technical experts' invention.

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STAYING DRY IN THE WET

This technology combines a GORE-TEX® membrane that's guaranteed waterproof as well as breathable, with an inner lining and protective knit, helping to keep even the most active feet at just the right temperature.

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  • 1. INNER LINING
  • 2. FUNCTIONAL NON-WOVEN MATERIAL
  • 3. THE GORE-TEX MEMBRAME
  • 4. PROTECTIVE KNIT
  • 5. MOISTURE CANNOT PENETRATE
  • 6. SWEAT CAN ESCAPE
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STAYING DRY IN THE WET AND COLD

This technology combines a membrane that's guaranteed waterproof as well as breathable with lightweight insulation, helping to keep feet dry and warm when it's wet and cold.

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  • 1. INNER LINING
  • 2. THE GORE-TEX MEMBRANE PENETRATE
  • 3. PROTECTIVE KNIT
  • 4. MOISTURE CANNOT PENETRATE
  • 5. SWEAT CAN ESCAPE
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STAYING DRY AND WARM

This technology combines a GORE-TEX® membrane that's guaranteed waterproof as well as breathable with a high-performance lining that insulates against the cold. So wet, cold or the worst of both, feet stay warm and dry.

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  • 1. INNER LINING
  • 2. FUNCTIONAL FOAM
  • 3. THE GORE-TEX INSULATED MEMBRANE
  • 4. PROTECTIVE KNIT
  • 5. OUTER MATERIAL
  • 6. MOISTURE CANNOT PENETRATE
  • 7. SWEAT CAN ESCAPE
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ALL-ROUND CLIMATE CONTROL FOR FEET

Guaranteed waterproof and breathable, sweat and heat escape through the upper as well as through uniquely designed open areas in the sole. The result is 360° degree climate comfort for the whole foot.

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Active air - with air flow syatem

FRESH AIR WITH EVERY STEP

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.

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Clarks Active Air Vent

FRESH AIR WITH EVERY STEP

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.

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  • 1. HIDDEN PUMP DRAWS IN AIR IN FROM THE HEEL OF THE SHOE
  • 2. THEN EXPELS IT THROUGH THE TOP OF THE SHOE.
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Clarks Unstructuredt

UNBELEIVABLE LIGHTNESS

Perforations in the leather linings mean feet can breathe. We've also removed in-sole boards, toe puffs and some of the seaming and made the sole from featherweight materials. So shoes are unbelievably light, soft and flexible.

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Clarks Cushion Plus with Gait Mapping

STABILITY AND SUPPORT

Created and tested by our own experts, it's cleverly concealed inside the shoe. Precisely placed, its dual density cushioning reduces strain on the ball of the foot and helps you walk in the way that's best for you. The result? Comfort that lasts all day long.

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  • 1. MID Density Pu
  • 2. dual density cushioning point under the sesamoid bones
  • 3. HIGH density pu
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Clarks Aquadx

NO SLIPPING, NO SLIDING, NO AQAUPLANING

Unlike conventional boat shoes that release water through the sole, Aqua DX quickly and continuously expels water through small holes in the sidewall. So slipping, sliding and aquaplaning are kept to a minimum.

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Clarks Cushion Plus

ALL DAY COMFORT

Created and tested by our own experts, it's cleverly concealed inside the shoe. Precisely placed, its dual density cushioning reduces strain on the ball of the foot and helps you walk in the way that's best for you. The result? Comfort that lasts all day long.

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  • 1. Dual density cushioning
  • 2. Low density
  • 3. HIGH density
  • 4. Mid Density
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Clarks Rock

MAXIMUM GRIP, WET OR DRY

Specially engineered rubber soles, they deliver maximum grip and stability in dry as well as wet conditions. Not only that. For dependable performance, the unique, abrasion-resistant compound is also designed to last.

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Clarks -20

COMFORT IN THE COLD

Certified in testing facilities in Canada, a combination of insulating materials and expertly engineered construction helps to keep feet comfortable in temperatures down to minus 20°C.

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Waterproof construction impermeable

COMFORT IN THE WET

Combining specially selected waterproof materials with a seam sealed construction, it helps to protect against the elements and keep feet comfortable.

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Wave walk

EFFORTLESS MOVEMENT

A gently curved sole rolls from heel to toe with the motion of walking, minimising the amount the foot has to bend and flex. Energy is conserved, fatigue is reduced. So you walk further, feel fitter and more comfortable.

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Wave walk

A BOOST FROM TOE TO HEAD

Using a network of beads uniquely positioned in the insolve and incorporated without sacrificing style, Atsu gently massages underfoot, revitalising feet and giving the body a boost from toe to head.

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Ortholite

Ortholite

Performance insoles that provide long-lasting cushion comfort as well as wick away moisture, odour and fungus.

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Goodyear welting

GOODYEAR WELTING

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.

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Clarks Cushion softg

CUSHIONING AND SOFTNESS COMBINED

Combining a high-rebound foam inlay that's cleverly concealed inside the shoe with sublimely soft uppers, it's a tried and tested construction that not only absorbs the impact of every step, it also wraps the foot in all day, every day softness.

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  • 1. CONCEALED FOAM FOOTBED ABSORBS THE IMPACT OF EVERY STEP

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Clarks Active Air

AIR CUSHIONING

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.

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    HUNDREDS IF TINY AIR POCKETS ACT AS A CUSHION BETWEEN THE WEARER AND THE GROUND BELOW. SO EVERYTIME THE FOOT GOES DOWN THE IMPACT IS ABSORBED.

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    SMALL AIR CHAMBERS IN THE SOLE COMPRESS WITH EACH STEP, CIRCULATING AIR INSIDE THE SHOE. SO, WITH EVERY STEP THE IMPACT IS ABSORBED.

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Natural Veg Tan

NATURALLY COMFORTABLE

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.

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Flex light

SUPER FLEXIBILITY AND LIGHTNESS

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.

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XL extralight

XL EXTRALIGHT

With a sole that's three times lighter than normal, Extralight technology will ensure that you never feel weighed down. Great for a lightweight work shoe that's not only comfortable but also ultra-wearable.

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