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Clarks Philippines Brings New And Iconic Styles Exclusive To New Concept Store



Clarks, a footwear brand based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825 when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking: a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now. In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations.



Fast-forward to 2023 and Clarks is still a top, go-to, footwear brand constantly innovating and evolving with the times to create leather footwear that dawns its signature look and feel with elements of the modern generation.


A new store opens in Shangri-La Plaza

For a community that embraces adventure, travel, and a multitude of activities, Clarks Philippines opens a new concept store at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, 2/3 Midlevel, East Wing, in addition to its existing branches and online selling platforms. The 63.92 sqm abode stays true to Clarks’ signature design–white walls and wooden floating shelves, for a seamless viewing experience of the display. For a limited time, Clarks in Shangri-La will exclusively carry a handpicked selection of the Spring-Summer 2023 collection and Clarks Originals.





The Clarks Originals

From the original sand-colored Clarks Desert Boot first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950, to the iconic outdoorsy Wallabees, Desert Treks, as well as the sporty-vintage Tor Run Styles, each Clark design has an instantly recognizable signature that makes it unmistakably Clarks.


Meet the Clarks Desert Boot. Inspired by a rough boot from Cairo’s Old Bazaar, and its minimal, progressive style, it sparked a worldwide footwear revolution. Every design detail today remains true to that first pioneering pair, still using the stitched down technique or stitching the upper material flat on an outsole. The result? Waterproof casual shoes.


Clarks Desert Trek is another iconic brand offering. Known for its laced-up look and instantly recognisable central seam, the shoe is designed with a unique comfort shape, super-deconstructed suede uppers, and matching FSC®-certified rubber crepe soles. Wear it confidently and enjoy its durability and style.


The Clarks Originals collection continues with the heritage-inspired Tor Run sports shoe. With its crepe sole, heel cup. and lightweight insert, the piece uses crafted seams and color detailing for the ideal mix of style and comfort.


Clarks Wallabee’s chunky charm made it stand the test of time while offering a design that feels good to wear and easy to match. Now offered with updated colors and patterns, it is the ideal time to have a Wallabee.


Discover the Spring-Summer 2023 styles

Fusing contemporary aesthetics with its signature look and feel, Clarks Torhill, in partnership with rising Philadelphia-based actor Jabari Banks, makes its debut. The new design showcases a streamlined, lace-up design that models its curves and contours the iconic Wallabee. This season’s ultimate kicks, dual-gender Torhill Hi will debut exclusively on TikTok, creating an inclusive digital-first experience. Torhill Hi is available in Dark Sand Suede, White Leather, Red Suede, and Black Suede. Other variants include Torhill Bee, Colehill Easy, and Barleigh Weave.



Embrace the outdoorsy, retro vibe of the Clarks Jacquard Collection with its colorful summer-ready colors. Expertly crafted, its pieces boast perfect proportions in their streamlined textile jacquard upper and chunky natural crepe sole. A recent addition to the Originals family, this casual silhouette is defined by its modern-retro aesthetic. Exposed stitching, a butter-soft suede collar, and Clarks Originals logo fobs enhance its authentic, crafted feel.


Another partnership makes its way to Clarks lineup, this time with American designer and founder of Kith, Ronnie Fieg, with nearly three decades of footwear industry expertise to his name. The 8th Street collection embraces the energy of New York City’s 1990s shoe scene, heritage athletic sneaker Lockhill is named after one of Clarks’ very first factories. Crafted from top-grade perforated suede in a new ink colorway, extra perforations on the heel padding enhance its retro aesthetic.


Getting some sun and waves soon? Pair any summer-ready outfit with Clarks eco-friendly summer mules, a reimagined version of the beloved desert trek silhouette in a handful of new updates and variations. Prepped for a season of lighter wear, Clarks’ heritage trek mule takes on fresh, neutral colorways in premium suede.


Drop by a Clarks branch soon and discover a word of heritage, culture, and style.


In the Philippines, Clarks is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street Central, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, SM Megamall, Shangri-La Mall, and online at Trunc.ph, Zalora, Shopee, and Lazada. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph, facebook.com/ClarksShoesPhilppines, or follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

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