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Leonardo da Vinci called the foot a “masterpiece of engineering and a work of art” — a dramatic description, to be sure, but an ode to one part of the human body we should all be taking care of nonetheless.
However, our “masterpiece” is contorted, confined, laced up and squeezed into contraptions that we see more as the work of art da Vinci was speaking of, often leaving our real prized pieces (our feet) aching in pain.
It’s no wonder that this paradigm exists — with beauty comes pain — but what if one piece of art could be uplifted, rather than oppressed by another?
Shoemakers since the 1800s, Clarks has evolved from creating sheepskin slippers to designing an archive of over 22,000 styles for men, women and kids alike. From the iconic Desert Boot to countless comfort styles, there's certainly no shortage of styles to fawn over.
It's all about prioritizing comfort and style by strategically utilizing technology, like underfoot cushioning, open-cell structure, a state-of-the-art iPad foot gauge and lots of prototyping with 3-D printing. The huge amount of work put into the development process is all for the sake of creating a supportive, versatile shoe.
Want a pair for yourself? Snag 'em on sale. You can score an extra 40 percent off select styles right now, and some start at under $20. We'll wait while you pick your jaw up off the floor. Just be sure to use code SUMMER to get that extra discount.
Check out some of our favorites below and shop the whole sale here.
Even the simplest outfits deserve a bit of sparkle, no? These loafers are made entirely of an ultra-soft metallic leather, and can be worn two ways — either as a loafer like you see above, or with the back folded down, which transforms them into a mule. A cushioned sole provides plenty of cloud-like comfort for your feet, too.
"I ordered them for work as I stand on my feet for most of the day, and these have great cushion to help make my feet a little more comfortable!" a shopper shared. "Cute design as well and will go with many dress clothes."
We'll call it now: These just might become the most stylish sneakers you have. They're a minimalist lace-up style, dressed up by stitching inspired by original Clarks designs. They're made of a buttery leather and have a sock-like fit that contours to your foot. Plus, extra cushioning in the sole adds a spring in your step. Check out that metallic detail at the heel, too!
Unlike traditional flats which hurt after a few hour of wear, these are designed with comfort top of mind. They have an ultra-soft padded lining, a low heel that lends a touch of lift (a must for those with flat feet!) and an impact-reducing rubber outsole. In short: Say hello to the comfiest flats around.
"Don’t feel like I have to break them in," a shopper reported. "The different texture gives it extra style!"
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