Ever since the 1950 Chicago Shoe Fair where Nathan Clark launched his signature Desert Boot crafted out of rough suede from Cairo's fabled Old Bazaar, the Clarks brand has been known for comfort built on styles influenced by footwear favored by off-duty Eighth Army officer (the Deserts) & Sioux moccasins (the Wallabee). They tend to transcend the trends...striding right over 'em in naturally shock-absorbent crepe soles & sturdy suede still sourced in the north of England from the Charles F. Stead tannery. But woman cannot live by her Wallabees alone, which is why I was so psyched to see what cute offerings they have in the way of womens shoes for the new season. A sorbet of rainbow-pretty hues and if I had to choose one, I would go right for the yummy suede pump. Such a perfect way to add some stylish juice to dark skinnies, a denim pencil skirt or even khakis (coral + khaki = tasty combo). If I could choose two, it would be the magenta suede wedge. And three? The cream oxford/blucher would add just the right touch of menswear chic to my life.
- Lesley Scott
[Note: This was written in partnership with Shoetique.co.uk. The words are mine.]