Clean design flows allows it to be paired with trousers while the mid ankle shape gives extra ankle support even for rough terrain usage. Ideal for City usage but handles adventures well as well.
"It all started in 1941 when Nathan Clark (a Clark family member) was sent to Burma as a member of Eighth Army. He noticed that a lot of his Armymen were wearing strange sand colored chukka boots. Clark learned that these were made by Egyptian cobblers as a replacement of the failed official army boots. These were light weight and had strong grip. This is how Desert Boots came into existence. Originally these were made of Crepe Soles and Sand Color Suede uppers.
This is kind of mid ankle boot which actually arrived around end of World War II. It originated in Egypt but it’s Clarks which made it popular.
Nathan Clark, a Clarks family member was stationed in Burma. He noticed that a lot of his officers were wearing a Suede boots which were made with Crepe Sole. He learnt that officers got these made in Cairo and could comfortably survive the desert in these pairs. Nathan started prototyping these and sent rough patterns back home.
Upon end of the war he returned to London and started using stitch-down technique to stitch the suede uppers to crepe sole. He particularly used Sand color soft suede with orange color thread for the stitch down version of it.
Nathan unveiled his creation at the Chicago Shoe Fair in 1949. The deceptively simple silhouette and unusual crepe sole captivated style editors and customers alike. The warm reception confirmed Clark’s hunch – the Clarks Desert Boot, deemed the world’s first “dress casual” shoe, was a runaway success. It gained popularity over the years and still continues to be extremely popular. The toe shape and simple silhouette make it compatible even for office use.