Menswear Essentials | The Desert Boot

With the ability to dress this one up or down, coupled with its ease of wear and comfort, its a no brainer to why the Desert Boot will be stamped as an essential piece of footwear. From the mind of British soldier Nathan Clark and brought to life by Clarks Originals.

As classic/ essential the desert boot may feel to us today it did not receive the praises from Clarks Original when it was first presented to them. Nathan Clark was actually looked down upon for his design and had been sent overseas to manage production and doing so hopefully taking his mind off the design. It wasn’t until a year later where Nathan Clark debuted the desert boot at the Chicago Shoe Fair in 1950. From that moment the design blew up and had everyone in the world of footwear in love with the design.

The same reasons why the Desert Boot were first loved in the 1950s: can be dressed either up or down, rarely had to be cared for, and art affordable. Are the same reason why we still love them today. In my honest opinion if you plan on getting yourself a pair of Desert Boots. I would advise you to stick to the classic pair of Clarks. These days the desert comes in an array of colours and patterns for you to choose from, which is all well and good, but, you’re very limited on what you can wear these with. So, it’s best just to stick to the classics when buying a pair, just say you can get the wear out of your investment.