We've been making shoes for nearly 200 years, and our expertise reflects this rich history. Over the years, we’ve refined our classic techniques, developed cutting-edge technologies, and crafted shoes that effortlessly combine style and comfort. Meet a few of our very own experts, who continue the tradition of designing shoes that are unmistakably Clarks.
Tim Crumplin – The Archivist
We have been making footwear since 1825, producing a vast wealth of history, heritage, expertise, and of course, shoes, to care for. Tim Crumplin is our Collections Manager, an official guardian of all this irreplaceable material. At present, there are approximately 22,000 different shoe styles stored within our archives.
Kerry Hooper – The Last Worker
In all the years that we have been in business, Kerry Hooper is our very first female Last-maker.
The last is what is used to determine the shape of a finished shoe. It’s an expertly crafted, exactly-measured object, and in its own, humble way, a thing of real beauty. Every single style of Clarks shoes has its very own last, which has been made by hand, in Street, Somerset.
Craig Drew – The Leather Worker
Craig Drew is our Assistant Materials Manager. Craig oversees the specification and sourcing of materials. The leather we use is checked for quality by hand. Every pair of leather shoes we make, is constructed using leather from a single hide – ensuring a perfect matching finish on each shoe.