Clarks Ladies Shoes
Clarks shoes for women are designs which have been put together from contemporary looks that have been inspired by the catwalk. They have become a world renowned brand and are the number one in 'everyday footwear'. Clarks ladies boots and shoes have been designed to innovate and they manufacture and sell more than 50 million pairs of shoes every year.
The History of Clarks
They were founded in 1825 by brothers Cyrus and James and 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 Shoes
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 womens 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.
Technology of Clarks
Always aiming for the top, Clarks constantly strive to ensure that their technologies and materials are always at the highest quality they can be. Throughout the Clarks ladies shoes collection you will come across various technologies covering all bases from waterproofing and breathability to cushioning and flexibility.
GORE-TEX – Clarks shoes which use the GORE-TEX technology are breathable and waterproof due to the membrane sandwiched in the layers of the shoe which makes the number one choice in shoes for keeping feet warm and dry during wet weather.
Cushion Plus – Lasting comfort and support is guaranteed by strategically placed cushioning under the ball of the foot. The Glove Puppet casual flat and the Chorus high heel collection amongst many others all offer this supreme technology enabling you to wear your favourite shoes all day long.
Flex 3 - Extremely lightweight and designed to contour the natural shape of the foot for the ultimate in movement and flexibility. Each style name in this collection begins with the word “Tri” for Trigenic Flex, browse our sporty “Tri” range here at Begg Shoes.
Ortholite – Let your feet breath all day long with this open cell structured footbed designed to pull away moisture. Funny Dream and Hamble Oak are both very popular styles, with striking new colour variations being released each season.
Wavewalk – To reduce the amount of movement required of the foot whilst walking, this slightly curved sole rolls with each step taken. Again these styles are easily distinguishable as all style names begin with “Wave”.
Clarks Timeless Designs
Throughout the years, thousands of styles of Clarks Shoes have been designed and produced, with several iconic designs continuing to have great appeal to the customers of today.
In 1950, Nathan Clark, the great-grandson of James, designed and created one of the best sellers – the classic Desert Boot. To this day this remains to be a tremendously popular choice with women aswell as men. The unique trait and charm to these particular Womens Clarks boots is the simplicity, as the design remains exactly the same as it was back in 1950.
Trigenic Flex is a modern day style influenced by the Clarks Hygienic Collection created in 1883. Back then this was a highly advanced creation to provide stylish looking shoes designed specifically to follow the natural curves of the foot. Using these traditional methods along with modern design and advanced knowledge they have created a superb shoe that flexes in sync with each natural motion. Trigenic Flex is the perfect combination of a classic design and innovative modern day technology.
The Clarks womens shoes collection consists of fabulous flats, must-have heels, wearable sandals and fashion wedges. Womens Clarks sandals and heels are tailor made to mix and match with spring/summer fashions and should be a staple item in any woman’s wardrobe. Clarks’ designers are skilled at taking shoes and adding flair, colour, style and comfort. The flats range from sleek and minimal to playful and cute and are all designed with versatility in mind keeping you comfortable all day. Buy your Clarks ladies shoes online from Begg Shoes and Bags.
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Clarks Shoes Sizing
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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