Blinking nora, seems to have all gone a bit: “Proper’s World Of Shoes” with the last few posts, but we don’t care. We love shoes …..not in that pervy, smelling the insoles kinda way, but in that healthy, we’re dead focused on design and ace aesthetics us. Really.
Anyway for those whose New Year’s Resolution (alongside going easy on the Toblerone) was to start mixing up their footwear game a bit by moving away from the trainers & Wallabee rotation that loads of Proper readers go through, then Clarks Originals have just got you covered.
When you want to wear a casual shoe but can’t fully stop pining after your sports wear what’s a lad (or lady) to do? Check out the Torcourt Super, that’s what. A brand new silhouette for SS16 shooting straight out of the Street-based shoe stables of Clarks Originals.
Unmistakably “Touched by the Hand of” Clarks – the full suede upper, plantation crep sole, leather detailing and branded fob see to that. But next to Originals’ well trodden aesthetic there’s something a bit different – a clear ‘sportswear’ influence, and knowing-nod to the ‘leisure’ training shoes of the 70’s & 80’s we remember and still love.
The Torcourt Super is based on archive models from Clarks sporting past – notably the Tennis Supreme and Green Line models. This court-based sporting DNA sits alongside and pairs up with a more laid back, easy going look – to giving you the best of both worlds that you and your footwear were after. I hate to use the word #Ath-Leisure (*uses spittoon*) but these are the very epitome of that marketing construct.
Think Steffi Graf and mad Dicky Ashcroft cuddling up and getting jiggy on the sofa, whilst putting together their shared experiences to create little ace-serving, indy ballad-singing shoe babies…….. nice thought innit?
So are these.
Available now from the Clarks Site in this c/w I’m calling ‘Blue Steel’ (god bless Jamie Lee C) and soon to follow in this ‘Milk that’s gone too far’ off-white – seen exclusively here on Proper first (show us the pulse and we’ll put our finger on it, or at least fairly close to it).
Play the game, get them here: