My Dad wore Clarks Desert Boots most days of the week as I was growing up so it took me a long time to come to terms with the idea of wearing them myself (he also rocked tapered stonewashed jeans and Michael Hainey-esque herringbone sportcoats which made this fool of a Took cringe – if only I’d known). Navy blue high top Chuck Taylors are still my go-to, but they’re not the most snow/rain/frozen-sidewalk friendly footwear; I spent February of 2011 navigating ankle-deep pools of murky slush in canvas shoes, and vowed I’d never do it again. This Winter I’ve been living in my Clarks beeswax boots, and encouraging everyone I know to do the same. My latest acquisition, sent over by the fine folks at Clarks, is something of a hybrid pairing. They’re blue leather Desert Boots in a similar colourway to my favourite Chucks. Ideal for this New York Spring – it was negative three degrees yesterday. Oh joy.
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