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Clarks Desert Boot - Vintage Advertising Campaign
Clarks Desert Boot – Vintage Advertising Campaign

CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF THE DESERT BOOT: AN EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF BATH AT WORK

The Shoe Museum based at the Clarks HQ in Street, Somerset,  in collaboration with The Museum of Bath at Work is presenting the story of the Desert Boot in a new exhibition. The exhibition runs from Friday April 10th until Saturday October 31st 2015. Beginning with the origins of the Desert Boot which was designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark, the exhibition will tell the story of the people who designed the Desert Boot, the people who made them and the people who wear them. Visitors will be able to find out how the boot has been adopted by Jamaican Rudeboys, Mods and 1960s Parisian students alike, and was then reinstated as a British classic during the Britpop era of the 1990s.