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Nautical Made New Grafted Sail

By drawing on construction methods from the Clarks archives, our designers crafted the Grafted Sail as an update to the classic boat shoe.

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At a glance - Grafted Sail Grafted Sail by Clarks

Innovative Polyveldt construction - unique to Clarks - and modern design combine in Grafted Sail for distinctive style and all-day wearable comfort.

• Vegetable-tanned leather footbeds promote breathability - go barefoot in total comfort.

• Perforated leather keeps feet cool, while also evoking the design's nautical heritage.

Street Style - Spotted in London

Boat shoes are a warm - weather staple, returning each summer as the days grow longer. Traditionally worn without socks, they are as appropriate in the city as they are on deck. Wear them to the office, then transition easily to the Cape, the Hamptons, or your own patio (no need to change your shoes).

Seen here: The boat shoe at London's Southbank

The boat shoe at London's Southbank

Distinctly Clarks

We developed the Polyveldt shoe construction technique in the 1970s: Stitch the upper of the shoe to the "flange" (the section that sticks out and is connected to the sole). The result? Shoes that are distinctive in look, flexible in feel, and always comfortable.

The upper stitched to the flange of the sole Introduced in 1974 Featuring cushioned soles

The upper, stitched to the "flange" of the sole, creates the trademark ridge that runs all around a Polyveldt shoe.

Introduced in 1974, the first Polyveldt styles, the Oberon and Odessa were best sellers.

All Polyveldt shoes feature cushioned shock-absorbing soles for all-day comfort.