It was one day in the 1940s when young Nathan Clark observed officers of the British army wearing suede boots during World War II which gave him the inspiration of creating a footwear masterpiece. 1949 the desert boot was born in Street, Somerset, the location of the 1830 founded British shoe manufacturer Clarks. Not only the company but also the style has been alike ever since: simple but great. The clean but yet versatile design of the shoe was first noticed during Chicago Shoe Fair in 1950, Clarks Desert Boot started its history of success.
Throughout the 20th century these boots became iconic because of youth cultures like the beatniks and famous artists wearing them. Also Bob Dylan knew exactly how to show off his natural style and sticked to the classic Clarks Desert Boot in the 1960s. The shoe‘s popularity has grown ever since and evolved into an evergreen in men‘s footwear. From suit to jeans: these ultimate classic shoes fit every outfit. The all time favorite is now available at the SOTO online store in its traditional three shades of color: sand, brown and black.