Clarks Originals is one of the most traditional shoe manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1825 in English Street, Somerset, the company headquarters is still located in the same place today. The brothers James and Cyrus Clark recognized the need for high-quality footwear early on, so they constantly developed their product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities. With their flagships, the Desert Boot and the Wallabee, the brand was able to celebrate great success across different generations and subcultures. Besides the English Mods of the 60s, it was mainly the Jamaican Rudeboys who discovered the brand and made it big. From the shores of Jamaica, the trend finally spilled over into the streets of Brooklyn, where rap stars like the Wu-Tang Clan discovered the styles for themselves in the mid-nineties. The Wallabee in particular redefined the look in hip-hop, bringing a stronger smart-casual style to what was otherwise a very sportswear scene. Fast forward to 2018, Clarks is launching all-new styles alongside its all-time classics in new colors and material updates that will add their own unique flavor to the sneaker scene.