Despite popular names such as Adidas, Nike, and Levi’s being up there with the brands voted most popular in Britain, the real winner is actually Clarks!
Clarks was founded in 1825 by Cyrus Clark in Street, Somerset, England. The company has 1,400 branded stores and franchises around the world but started out when Cyrus and James Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts.
Clarks sells a variety of shoes for babies, children, men, and women. There are so many styles to choose from that you are always going to find something right for you- whether you’re looking for work shoes, shoes to lounge around the garden in, or shoes for a special occasion. I’m sure everyone can remember going into Clarks as a child to get your feet measured, being given a slip of paper with your size on, and rushing around the shop to see what you can find! Clarks are best known for babies’ first shoes and school shoes but are also very popular with the older generation as their shoes provide comfort and will last a long time. Especially recently, Clarks have winded their product list and now sell accessories such as bags, purses, and sunglasses- all of which have been designed to serve you well. If you really are looking to treat yourself then you can also check out beauty product deals.
The younger generation would most likely argue that Clarks isn’t fashionable and may in fact not even wish to be seen going into a Clarks store. However, Clarks are very aware of this and after noticing a gap in their customer base (i.e., teenagers) have been working hard to make styles considered more ‘fashionable’ to hopefully attract the younger generation. There are sandals that have been compared to the likes of Zara and Dr. Martens, showing that Clarks are achieving the look they desired.
Cost and Quality
There are definitely a lot of Clarks shoes that could be considered to have high-end prices, some being around £70-170. However, it is true that you get what you pay for and with Clarks, you should be assured that you will definitely be provided with a pair of shoes that will allow for wear and tear and will not leave you with a broken strap after a night out. Clarks shoes are specially designed to be suitable for wearing long hours and therefore, everything has been thought about by the designer! There are many shoes in Clarks that are specifically targeted at people who need their shoes to be waterproof or orthopedic shoes to cater for those who may suffer from foot pains and require that extra support. All staff members at Clarks are trained to know practically anything about shoes and will always be willing to help you with unique inquiries. If you did happen to buy a pair of Clarks shoes and were not happy with them, you would be able to return and exchange for no fee as Clarks are committed to providing 100% customer satisfaction and this is why they were voted the best in Britain!