The new Desert Trek shoe from Clarks is in recognition of their 40 year old Desert boot. The fall/winter season returns with the Adventure Trek version that features tan leather and embossed detailing. Prepared to release in September, you can find these at select Clarks retailers. Clarks has a colorful history of innovation. 1825 - Cyrus and James Clark set up a small sheepskin slipper business in the tiny English village of Street, Somerset. 1883 - William Clark creates shoes that follow the natural shape of the foot, a revolutionary concept. 1950 - Nathan Clark, inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II, introduces the Desert Boot, the first of Clarks Originals. Late 50s - Clarks innovates the process of directly vulcanizing rubber soles onto leather uppers 1960s - Lance Clark designs the world's first true comfort shoe, a moccasin built on Clarks nature-formed last. The Wallabee® goes on to join the Desert Boot as a timeless classic. 1970s - Clarks introduces the use of polyurethane (PU) as a soling material. Incredibly lightweight, yet virtually indestructible, PU formed the basis for the decade's many technological breakthroughs. 1980s - Clarks pioneers the use of air in comfort footwear with its Air Comfort concept for casual shoes. 1990s - We’re named "Company of the Year" by Footwear News, an industry-leading trade publication. 2000 - With styles now available for a broad range of uses and lifestyles, we fulfill our goal of providing comfortably stylish footwear for nearly all occasions in an active person's life.