Introducing 8th St - a new category creative directed by Ronnie Fieg for Clark’s Originals comprised of completely original silhouettes. The name 8th St refers to the place where Fieg began his career in footwear, as well as where his passion for Clark’s began.
This inaugural release includes two silhouettes, the Lockhill and the Sandford, both executed with Clarks Original’s time-honored craftsmanship.
The name Lockhill refers to one of Clarks' first factories. Originally developed for shoe repair, the factory began manufacturing in 1956. It was located in the rural Somerset town called Street. Street is where brothers James & Cyrus Clark made the first Clarks shoe, a slipper crafted from off-cuts of the sheepskin tannery they owned. This was the first chapter in the company's story.
The Lockhill features a runner-inspired design with an elevated material execution, which includes a rich suede upper and a genuine crepe sole unit.
The name Sandford refers to the first Clarks warehouse in London. This marked a significant evolution for the brand, as they planted roots in one of the world's fashion capitals.
The Sandford silhouette takes a classic court approach and is elevated through luxe executions. This includes premium quality suede for the upper and Clarks’ iconic genuine crepe for the sole unit.