Another decade, another original. Based on a style discovered in Holland by the wife of an abstract artist and refined in Clarks' Republic of Ireland factory by Lance Clark, the debut of Desert Trek in the early 70s couldn't have been timelier. For millions, the oil crisis meant leaving the car at home and walking. Comfortable shoes were called for and Desert Trek was the answer. Unlike its original names, 'Six Toes' and briefly 'Hike', Desert Trek's special combination of nature form last, trademark crepe sole and distinctive centre seam survives to this day.