We reckon the original desert boot is still the best. Designed in 1945 by Clarks, it truly is a strong contender in the greatest-shoe-of-all-time stakes, loved by everyone from teddy boys to rude boys, mods, Parisian revolutionaries, pop stars and Hollywood A-listers.
This year, the sturdy, suede staple is celebrating its 65th birthday by reinventing itself for 2014. So, say hello to a brand spanking new set of Clarks Originals, full of updated, modern and more technical takes on their classic.
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The desert boot is, of course, the pick ?of the bunch when it comes to shoes. It goes with almost every outfit you own: crisp shirt, slim cut jeans and a blazer? Yes. Logo sweater, skinny jeans and a pea coat? Looking sharp. Chinos, plain tee and a waxed jacket? Damn dapper.