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Everything You Need To Know About Clarks Originals

Clarks Originals have a rich heritage, and their varied selection of footwear includes traditionally styled staples and contemporary pieces that you can use to show off your understated aesthetic. At Stuarts London, our buying team sources the finest pieces from the collection each season to bring the most stylish footwear to your wardrobe. 

Before purchasing a new pair of Clarks Originals, we know you may have questions about their fit, their history and a range of other queries. Check out our Clarks Originals FAQ page, where you can find all of the relevant information and insights that you could ever need to know before purchasing.

Where are Clarks Originals made?

Clarks Originals stresses the importance of collaboration and long-term relationships with their suppliers, which is why the brand only works with suppliers who they have worked with for 5 years or more. The production of Clarks Originals takes place mainly in Asia, with some production in Central America and Europe. 

Is Clarks Originals the same as Clarks?

Clarks and Clarks Originals both sit under the same brand umbrella. Clarks Originals offer contemporary interpretations of the classic Clarks offering. The timeless look and shape of Clarks footwear are suited towards those who opt for an understated style aesthetic, whereas Clarks Originals offer a selection of styles that are ideal for those who want to add a modern twist to their look. 

What is the difference between Clarks and Clarks Originals? 

Clarks and Clarks Originals share similar attributes, but the main difference between them is that the Originals collections offer modern interpretations of classic Clarks silhouettes. They still share many of the same properties in terms of construction and style, and you will find a wide array of options within both collections to suit your aesthetic needs. 

Are Clarks Originals cool?

Clarks are the perfect footwear for the modern gentleman who appreciates understated fashion. Their timeless silhouette and simple look allow them to be paired with various styles and outfits; because of this, they have become a wardrobe staple for many. 

The brand's heritage has given Clarks Originals a trusted and traditional reputation. However, they continue to innovate with each collection they deliver, which means they incorporate classic elements into their contemporary styled shoes. This is probably not your brand if you’re looking for quick, fast trends. Clarks Originals offer contemporary styled footwear that has strokes of timeless elegance.

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Are Clarks Originals comfortable?

Clarks Originals use high-quality materials within their construction and have almost 200 years of knowledge that they have used to refine their collections. This heritage, combined with their stellar construction, has resulted in the brand delivering footwear that is comfortable and feels great when on the foot of the wearer. 

How long do Clarks Originals last?

You want to ensure you get the most from your Clarks Originals, so it’s important to understand how long they will last. The longevity of your footwear will depend on how often you wear your Clarks Originals and how well you look after them. If you wear your Clarks Originals every day, the sole is likely to wear, and you will need to replace the shoes in approximately a year and a half. However, if you wear your Clarks a few times a week and look after them - they could last for several years. 

Can Clarks Originals be resoled? 

If you plan on wearing your Clarks Originals daily, you'll want to know whether or not you can get them resoled. After all, who wants to lose their favourite pair of shoes? The good news is that you can resole your Clarks Originals. This means you don't have to worry about your favourite pair of Clarks wearing away and that you're purchasing footwear that will last for years. 

Clarks Originals Heritage

Who is Clarks owned by?

Cyrus Clark and James Clark founded the Clarks brand in 1825, and for almost 200 years, the family-owned most of the business. This was until 2020, when LionRock Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, took over with a £100 million investment.  

Who founded Clarks shoes? 

The Clarks brand has a solid heritage of almost 200 years and has utilised and innovated the shoemaking process since 1825. Clark's story began when Cyrus and James Clark created a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. This was viewed as the height of innovation at the time, and this legacy has continued into the modern era of the brand.

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Best Selling Clarks Originals

Check out some of the best selling Clarks Originals at Stuarts London today. You will find classic styles, such as the Wallabee boot which has claimed the iconic silhouette for the brand. You will also find contemporary additions that offer a relaxed off-duty style that is perfect for weekend wear. Browse the full range to find a pair of Clarks Originals that you will add to your ever growing footwear collection. 

Clarks Originals at Stuarts London

Add a pair of Clarks Originals to your wardrobe with Stuarts London and find a style to suit your aesthetic. Our team have sourced some of the finest Clarks Originals pieces from their contemporary collection for you to add to your everyday ensembles.  

From classic Chukka desert boots to modern relaxed sneaks, you will surely find your new favourite pair at Stuarts London within our Clarks Original range.