Clarks Originals Natalie – European Exclusive To HIP

The Natalie is a lesser-spotted archive model making a welcome return this season as an European exclusive stocked at HIP. The Natalie was first seen back in 1980 for only a short time before being re-issued under Clarks Originals in ’99. The concept behind the Natalie was partly down to the president of Clarks Canada, Hugh Woods, who was seeking a more feminine summer style to sit alongside the iconic Wallabee franchise. The Clarks designers used surplus materials from the manufacturing of the Wallabee, producing the Natalie in a clever design using smaller panels of leather held together by the shoe’s distinctive silhouette. The Natalie is defined by a classic moccasin look and feel, alongside a distinctive crepe sole unit which extends up the toe and heel. In yesteryears the Natalie achieved cultural prominence as a Jamaican classic, also gaining cult appeal in Japan, Korea and UK subcultures.

The Clarks Originals Natalie – European Exclusive To HIP launches at HIP on 21/07/23 online at 8am and in-store in Leeds & Manchester from 10am.