“Trigenic is a creative rebirth of a concept from our archive, combined with the latest technology and our understanding of biomechanics fused with sport DNA.” – Prad Indrakumar, the creative force behind Trigenic.
Footwear in 1883 was pointy. Restrictive. Uncomfortable. So we created the Hygienic shoe, adapting its shape to mirror the foot and improving what they called ‘foot health’ back then.
For 200 years we’ve been obsessed with crafting shoes that closely follow the foot’s contours. We still are. And, taking inspiration from that Hygienic last – as well as what we discovered digging through our archives – we’ve designed and created an all-new shoe in which the past meets the future: the Clarks Trigenic.
There are three key parts to the Trigenic Flex. A new anatomical last, a footbed with integrated fit-sleeve, and a three-part decoupled outsole for maximum flexibility – following the foot’s natural motion.
We’ve used premium leather for the upper, veg-tanned leather for the footbed and neoprene for the fit-sleeve. And building the shoe on an EVA midsole – as well as Vibram rubber outsole pods – provides a superior ride and cushioning.
The result is a never-done-before fusion of footwear engineering technologies and classic moccasin construction. Centuries of shoe making knowhow distilled into a future-facing, athletic silhouette.
“We wanted to create something completely different,” says Prad. “I took the original concept and modernised it by making the shape asymmetric to match the foot. All the panels on the upper are specifically cut and angled to aid flexibility.”
Pictured shoe: Trigenic Flex, Pale Green | Pics courtesy of Up There