Clarks Mens Shoes
Bringing you designs from contemporary looks inspired by the catwalk to shoes that put growing feet in safe hands, one name says it all: Clarks. The world number one in 'everyday footwear', they design, innovate, manufacture and sell more than 50 million pairs of shoes every year.
Founded in 1825 by brothers Cyrus and James, Clarks are still based in their birthplace of Street, Somerset, but today they are a global business selling shoes in over 35 countries around the world. It all began nearly 200 years ago whilst James was working at a Tannery owned by brother Cyrus. Sheepskin off cuts were piling up when James suddenly had a brainwave - a few years passed, the sheepskin slipper was created and by 1842 they were averaging sales of 1000 pairs per month.
In 1863, James youngest son William took over the reins, he introduced the first factory system and purchased a Singer sewing machine. Until then all was made by hand at home by the local villagers which was then in turn, swapped for wages. 20 years later seen the launch of the Hygienic range which was the first ever shoe designed specifically to fit the shape of the foot. This was a major breakthrough for the Clarks business. From then on in they proceeded to open their own chain of shops, introduce a range of width fittings to their children’s collection and created the first ever Clarks foot gauge used to measure the correct size and fitting. Nothing stood in their way, even during WW2 when leather was hard to come by, they came up with an innovative design of a wooden, hinged sole to enable them to continue supplying shoes to their loyal customers.
The mid 90s brought a vast period of growth to the company which in turn seen them opening numerous new factories and shops. Expansion continued, demands increased and Clarks continued to deliver. They are currently now one of the largest and famous footwear companies with business and production booming worldwide. To this day, both the highest quality of craftsmanship and inventions remain at the root of what they do with a hand crafted last being used to create every pair of shoes.
Construction of Clarks
With their strong passion and expertise, Clarks have studied everything there is to know about the human foot. From the developments and changes throughout our lifetimes, to the movements encountered during all eventualities. This thorough knowledge combined with their unique skills and modern innovative technology makes for the production of outstanding mens footwear from Clarks.
The last is a fundamental requirement in shoe making in order to produce the best quality in footwear. They take huge pride in the fact that each and every shoe they design begins with a hand crafted last to define the shape of the shoe. At Clarks, a last maker’s skill level is exceptional with it taking an outstanding 10,000 hours to reach the level of expertise required.
Clarks Mens Boots and Shoes
Clarks Men’s boots and shoes strike a perfect balance between function, form and quality. They are made with carefully chosen materials and feature unique finishing touches such as butted seams, whip stitches and brogue punching. The collection is based on traditional quality craftsmanship and up to date styling. All outdoor and sport shoes are easy on the foot, technically advanced, hard wearing and good looking – the key ingredients for successful outdoor footwear. Buy your Clarks Mens shoes online from Begg Shoes and Bags.
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Sizing of Clarks
Clarks shoes are manufactured using UK sizing. Please use our size guide found on the product page, to ensure you order the correct size for you. If you are unsure, it always advisable to visit one of our shoe shops and get yourself professionally fitted as wearing the correct shoe size really does matter. For further information or queries please contact us at Begg Shoes. Visit our store locator to find your nearest store.
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