Clarks is one of the world's most successful, long-lived shoe companies. The first Clarks shoes were made in the English village of Street by James Clark, who used scraps from his brother's tannery to craft a pair of sheepskin slippers. At first, shoes were handmade, but in 1863, James's son William took over and invested in Singer sewing machines. During his tenure, the first shoes truly designed for the shape of the foot were created. This innovation is at the heart of the Clarks brand and reputation to this day.
Clarks shoes are known for being stylish and also comfortable. The original 1949 Desert Boot is still being produced, but there are many trendy options as well. Environmentally, Clarks works to reduce the impact of tanning as well as the amounts of chemicals and product packaging. The company also pairs with various charities that are helping people live better lives. Today, Clarks shoes and bags are sold around the world, online and in many shops.
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