Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Attn: Clarks Reissues Desert Mali Boot

Clarks are on their grind with this one.  I don't know much about the Desert Mali, but the boot, which debuted in 1967, is making a comeback for F/W 2010.  Clarks' Originals collection will see the addition of both leather and suede versions (most likely the exact same materials/colorways seen on their current stable of Desert Boots) for a price yet to be announced.  I've read a few anecdotes involving the purchase of similar Clarks for around $60, but I would imagine the Desert Mali retailing closer to $100.  While I am skeptical if this is truly a smart purchase for Winter, you can't go wrong with crepe soles in Autumn.  If you happened to be searching high and low for a Desert Boot on steroids or a less punk rock pair of Doc Marten's it's your lucky day.


[Pictures courtesy of Contemporary Standard.]

-L.A.S

11 comments:

  1. Whoa. Hard to tell from this one picture, but the concept/idea seems like a winner. Gotta see this person.

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  2. Great find. I'm stoked for these.

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  3. These Mali's are more boot than desert boots. Ilikesthem.

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  4. Oooh. So nice. I've been wearing desert boots since about 1983. Currently I have five or six pairs, including white nubucks.

    Now I must have these.

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  5. Then are these the legit desert boots that WWII soldiers wore in North Africa? I'm due for a new pair of suede DB's...

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  6. Anon @12:02- Doubtful considering this style was introduced in 1967.

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  7. LAS-After a review of dates, guess they're not the original; and I'm a history major too! But Roy was the jean maker that I emailed you about the other week. Thanks for posting the video.

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  8. I would wear these in the fall, preferably when its cold out (up north at least)

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  9. Seam sealed waterproof leather or nubuck upper Clarks Ice Shoe keeps the foot dry and warm. Elasticized top line flexes with the foot. Zipper at instep for easy on-off. Full length Ortholite footbed. Clarks England

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  10. Clarks Shoes Faraway Field Beewas Leather SIZE 8 Experience the shock-absorbing, cushioned comfort of natural plantation crepe in Clarks Originals Women's Faraway Field Lace-Up Shoes The look is effortless and casual, but this lace-up shoe offers plenty of comfort, too! The outsole is made of genuine plantation crepe, a natural rubber that provides shock absorption, softly cushioning your steps. Hand-stitched detail add an element of style to the soft suede upper.

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