No industry has shaped the landscape of END.’s homeland quite like that of coal mining. The North Eastern collieries that were to spearhead one of the greatest cultural shifts of our time serve as the inspiration for the Clarks Originals x END. Desert Coal ‘Black Diamond’.
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 utilising 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. The design is completed with a diamond shaped leather tag hanging from the laces, stamped with the distinctive END. logo. Each pair is presented in a custom textured box with a dual-branded hessian coal sack.