Clarks Originals

Clarks Originals: The Sashiko Collection

Inspired by the ancient Japanese craft of Sashiko, this unique collection brings stitch detailing to our iconic Originals silhouettes. First used to mend and maintain clothing in 17th century Japan, Sashiko has evolved, going in time from practical to pretty. Once the sole preserve of peasants, today its thrifty roots and folk-art creativity bring a twist of tradition to modern makes.

Sashiko - which translates to ‘little stabs’ in reference to the simple running stitches used - was typically embroidered on fabric dyed an inky indigo. It’s a design heritage we’ve honoured with our premium blue suede styles. Combined with off-white stitching, our Desert Boot, Wallabee Boot and Desert Trek also tap into vintage Americana styling.

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