During the 18th century, coal mines littered the North East of England, the region bustling with thousands of workers in search of this once highly-prized fuel. Entitled the ‘Black Diamond’ in reference to the name bestowed upon the finest quality coal, END.’s first collaborative offering with Clarks Originals celebrates the colossal power this material wielded over the region.
Further reflecting END.’s roots in Northern England, the shoe’s upper material has been sourced from the Stead Tannery in the heart of another of the region’s industrial heartlands, Leeds. The unique collaborative design sees the desert boot sit atop a Desert Trek crepe sole; its upper utilizing both aspects of a double faced bovine leather. The otherwise soot-black design is punctuated by silver stitching along with a 3M woven heel pull, introducing subtle highlights into the darkness.
Provided with a choice of traditional leather laces or a pair woven with reflective elements, the boot’s sign off is provided in the form of rugged iron-effect eyelets along with a dual-branded natural leather footbed and diamond-shaped swing tag.
The limited edition Clarks Originals x END. Desert Coal ‘Black Diamond’ is presented in a custom textured shoebox, with a hessian coal sack proudly bearing the distinctive logos of both brands.
Look for the Clarks Originals x END. Desert Coal ‘Black Diamond’ to release online at EndClothing.com on October 15th through their END. Launches page.