Menswear supremo END. are at it again, this time pairing up with the king of the desert boot; Clarks Originals to bring us the Desert Coal 'Black Diamond'.
No Industry has impacted END.’s Northern roots quite like that of coal mining and this latest collab draws on inspiration from the North Eastern collieries that spearheaded one of the greatest cultural shifts of our time.
Clarks have been making the iconic desert boot since the late 1940’s and it didn’t take them long to realise they were on to a classic. The simplistic design combined with their functionality and durability make them ideal for the modern man.
The desert boot rapidly became a firm favourite with popular subcultures, specifically mods who to this day are still held in high statorial regard, thus helping foster the cross generation appeal. To this day the Desert Boot is still popular with men and women across a wide range of ages. Times and styles may have changed but the Desert Boot still remains the perfect smart or casual footwear choice amongst fashion forward men.
END. have released the official product photos and as you can see they do not disappoint. The shoe’s upper material has been sourced from the Stead Tannery in the heart of another of the region’s industrial heartlands, Leeds. The contrast in materials from leather to suede and even a 3M woven heel pull tag, combined with the contrasting silver stitching throughout and unique desert trek crepe sole really sets this apart from a standard desert boot.
Provided with a choice of traditional leather laces or a pair woven with reflective elements, the boot’s sign off is provided in the form of rugged iron-effect eyelets along with a dual-branded natural leather footbed and diamond-shaped swing tag.
The limited edition Clarks Originals x END. Desert Coal "Black Diamond“ is presented in a custom textured shoebox, with a hessian coalsack proudly bearing the distinctive logos of both brands.
Launching online 15/10/16 exclusive to END. and in store 9am BST Saturday 15th October (£109, UK6-12 including half sizes).