Sneakers and slip-ons, over the years, have taken the blog stratosphere by storm at astronomical levels. All for good reasons - they’re comfortable, easy-to-wear and literally goes with every outfit combination at any given time. Including the red carpet and formal occasion, as evidenced here and there.
Beyond the aesthetic and cosmetic changes that have been applied to said shoe types as seasons changed, Clark’s is taking it a step further. Both figuratively and technologically.
Figuratively, both the Trigenic Flex and Ballof Step are designed with the high street consumer in mind. There’s a casual sleekness that’s characteristic of Clark’s latest debuts, making them ideal for a wide demographic. The details are neither too complex or simple - a perfect companion for the outdoors, airport or just about everyday at the office.
Technologically, there’s more to it than meets the naked eye. The Vibram sole of the Trigenic Flex provided maximum grip for me when I embarked on a rather intense horseback trail ride through the beautiful but sometimes treacherous hills of Carmel Valley. Whereas the Ortholite sole of Ballof Step leather slip-on helped me glide through hectic airports and long wine tours with ease. Each shoe brought complete comfort and function to my soles - and we all know that happier soles = a happier, healthier you.
It astounds me when we choose to forgo ergonomics, especially when it comes to our choice of footwear. I personally still try on new shoes for an entire day to see whether they break in or not (if it’s the latter, I’ll most likely return it). Clark’s collection of mens shoes tackles all these issues with stylish and practical offerings. Time to give your feet the love and support they so rightfully deserve.