Clarks have been making footwear for almost 200 years. It was founded in 1825 by a pair of brothers named Cyrus and James Clark in Street, Somerset, England. What started as a small concern has now grown into an international business with over 1,000 branded stores and franchises around the world. The reason for its success is simple. Clarks make good shoes. They might not be the fanciest, most cutting edge shoes in the world, but boy, are they comfortable. While other brands have built their reputations on shoes that are as much fashion accessory as they are footwear, Clarks has built its own on reliable, functional classics that combine outstanding comfort with first-rate durability. Which isn't to say its creations don't look just as good as they perform. Over the past few years in particular, the brand has been pushing the envelope with some extremely lust-worthy designs. If you haven't yet jumped on board the Clarks bandwagon, it's time you did. If your sneaker collection is looking a little lackluster, a pair of Clarks sneakers will inject some much need vitality. As to which pair to choose... well, your options are nothing if not varied. To help you filter the best from the rest, we've selected the five best pairs of Clarks sneakers for women on the market. Without further ado, here they are.
1. Clarks Women's Un Cruise Lace Sneaker
Reviewworthys.com has ranked the Clarks Women's Un Cruise Lace Sneaker as one of the ten best Clarks sneakers on the market today. And there's certainly a lot to like about them. First of all, there's their outstanding comfort. Comfort is par for the course with most Clarks shoes, and these little beauties are no exception. Clarks has chosen to introduce WaveWalk technology to the sneakers, an excellent addition that's designed to enhance walking motion and reduce foot fatigue. Arch and heel support ensure added protection. Regardless of how much of the day you spend on your feet, your feet themselves will be blissfully unaware. A soft nubuck upper with a stylish perforated detail is complemented by a lightweight EVA and rubber sole that ensures superb flexibility and traction: no matter how slippery and treacherous the conditions, there's no danger of slipping when you're wearing these. Rounding things off is a textile lining that keeps your feet fresh and odor-free all day long. The style itself is sporty but simple, giving you the freedom to pair them with just about any outfit in your closet.
2. Clarks Women's Triamelia Lace Sneakers
Thought 'cute' and 'Clarks' were mutually exclusive? Then you've clearly never laid eyes on the Triamelia Lace Sneaker. Imbued with a luxurious athletic flair, this pair of lace-up sneakers will add some instant cool to your ensemble. Boasting a flexible textile knit upper and some very attractive metallic detailing on the toe and heel, the Triamelia delivers comfort and style in equal measure. Responsive cushioning and a removable, cushioned footbed add comfort to every stride, while a breathable lining keeps your feet feeling (and smelling) fresh from dawn to dusk. A pull tab at the heel allows for easy on-off, while the contrast optic white outsole with rubber pods ensure excellent grip on even the slipperiest of surfaces. Available in two colorways (blush and silver) and priced at a very reasonable $139, they'll make an excellent addition to your footwear collection.
3. Clarks Women's Triamelia Edge Sneaker
If there's one thing all fashion editors agree on, it's that every closet needs at least one pair of white sneakers. Preview.ph calls them a "certified fashion girl staple." Asiaone.com has described them as "the footwear staple that everyone needs." Basically, white sneakers will go with anything, take you anywhere, and make everything you pair them with look that little bit crisper. Obviously, not all white sneakers are created equal, and there's plenty of pairs in the world that don't warrant your attention, let alone your money. The Triamelia Edge, on the other hand, deserves both. Crisp, clean, and designed to suit causal ensembles as much as smart ones, it's the go-anywhere, do-anything sneaker that your footwear collection has been calling out for. Boasting a minimalist leather upper accentuated with cross detailing for added interest, they deliver unbeatable comfort and tons of charm. Better yet, the average retail value of $159 puts them firmly within reach. If you've got more than enough pairs of white sneakers already, they're also available in blush, black, and stone.
4. Clarks Women's Step Allena Sun Sneaker
Up next is the Step Allena Sun, a sneaker that manages to combine stylish good looks with unparalleled comfort. Available in a good selection of color options (choose between navy, maroon, khaki, light pink, and black), they boast a simple lace-up design that can be easily matched with just about any outfit in your closet. Comfort is guaranteed thanks to a breathable knit upper and an incredibly lightweight, flexible EVA sole unit. The addition of Cushion Soft foam layers makes each stride a joy. The contrast pull tab on the heel, meanwhile, makes pulling the sneakers on and off a breeze. Priced at just short of $110, they're an affordable, comfortable pair of sneakers that your feet will thank you for wearing.
5. Clarks Women's Trigenic Flex Sneaker
Every woman needs a pair of sneakers she can count on to deliver outstanding comfort. The Trigenic Flex is just such a sneaker. To create the shoe, Clarks dug around in the archives to find a design that promised to deliver on all fronts. They found it. Based on a silhouette that follows every curve of the foot, the Trigenic Flex is so far ahead of the game when it comes to comfort, it leaves the competitors for dust. Built around a classic moccasin construction, the sneakers are packed with footwear engineering technologies that deliver unparalleled support and protection. The three-part decoupled Vibram sole unit provides outstanding flexibility (not to mention excellent traction on even the slipperiest of surfaces), while the soft leather upper and breathable leather lining promise to keep your feet feeling blissfully pampered all day long. The style itself is smart enough to see you through any number of occasions. Color options run the gauntlet from classic black to stylish burgundy, timeless white, steely grey and deep blue. In terms of materials, craftsmanship and comfort, the Trigenic Flex really does tick all the boxes.
Written by Garrett Parker
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