Since they first hit the streets of Kingston, Clarks profile has occupied a special place in Jamaican culture and to celebrate this truly original connection, they have crafted a limited-edition new collection.
Giving back to the communities in Jamaica that have given so much is really important.
This is why Clarks set up a community partnership with Maverley Primary and Junior High School in Kingston. Maverley is an important area for Raheem Sterling, one of their key ambassadors, and this partnership was made possible with the support of Al Fingers, author of the ‘Clarks in Jamaica’ book. Check out the video below to find out just what they are doing.
Clarks are also working closely with Jamaican singer/songwriter Koffee and her non-profit organisation, Families Rule/MTLT – a charity that focuses on youth empowerment through training, mentorship and scholarships.
Shoemakers Since 1825
The Clarks story began almost 200 years ago when Cyrus and James Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what they do. And whilst now, as always, every pair of our shoes begins with a last carved by hand from a single block of hornbeam, advanced construction techniques, technologies and contemporary materials help us deliver perfection tailor-made for the modern world.
Pioneers & Innovators
From the very beginning they have always thought differently. And done things differently too. From the slipper created by Cyrus and James Clark back in 1825 to the world’s first foot-shaped shoe; from our kids’ ranges in whole sizes, half sizes and a choice of widths to our state-of-the-art iPad foot gauge; from innovative underfoot cushioning to rapid prototyping and 3D printing, brilliant ideas are what set us apart.
Leonardo da Vinci described the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”. And to make sure we can look after it better than anyone else, Clarks have studied it. From the cradle to old age. Clarks have looked at the way it develops. They have scrutinised its biomechanics, the way it moves at work, rest and play. They have deliberated on what it takes to keep feet healthy and happy. And what Clarks have learned is what helps them make the perfect shoes for you.