You may be surprised to hear (or maybe not) that Clarks shoes aren’t just popular amongst the residents of Europe. In fact, the love for the brand stretches a little further than just a few hundred miles – around 4,000, all the way to Jamaica.

And to express the shoes celebrated status on the island – where for decades they have been coined as “champion shoes” – DJ and designer Al Fingers have released a book, entitled Clarks in Jamaica.

Available now in all good bookshops, this previously unseen style reference tells the story of the shoes and their presence in Jamaica – from the arrival in the West Indies one hundred years ago, to their transformation as the ‘rude boy’ shoe of choice during the 1960s.

Featuring a host of brilliant photographs, interviews and never-before-seen archival material, Clarks in Jamaica will fit perfectly into any book collection.

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