With over 60 years of Clarks Originals history, each season brings a handful of new designs - this year it's the Desert Drille: a combination of the classic Desert Boot and the Weaver.
As Clarks ‘Originals’ line grows in popularity with each passing day, so too does the impressive range of footwear produced under the name. With classic models such as the Wallabee and the Desert Boot selling by the bucket load in high street retailers such as ‘Schuh’ and ‘Size?’ the increase in popularity has allowed them to expand the range and be more creative with their new designs.
First introduced in 1950, the Originals archives are choc-full of iconic silhouettes that are now ready and waiting to be revived and updated for the inevitable new age of Clarks enthusiasts.
One of the most recent additions to the range is the Desert Drille. Essentially an evolution of the Desert boot, the Desert Drille combines traditional two-piece DB uppers with an espadrille style midsole previously seen on the Weaver models – thankfully though, it looks nothing like an espadrille.
Available in both sand and ebony suede, this is not really a boot for the current dreary, wet winter period – unless you protect them with a good leather or suede spray beforehand. As with the majority of Originals, the crepe sole (downright lethal on a wet day) is still in attendance – though this time with a slight heel wrap. A neat ankle tab has also been added, which will come in handy for those who are too lazy to unlace their shoes before putting them on.
Though they’re unlikely to set the footwear world alight like their big brother the Desert boot, men will never tire of a tried and tested suede shoe, especially ones of the Clarks variety - and at £79.00 the Desert Drille is definitely a welcome addition to the ever-growing Originals family.