Despite the prominence of Clarks Originals amongst stylish guys, the Desert Trek gets little to no love. Walk down any street in NYC and you can count the number of Desert Boots on two hands. Walk down any street in Atlanta and you can do the same thing with Wallabees. Why isn't anyone wearing Desert Treks? My first pair of Clarks were Desert Treks and I still stand by them as one of, if not, the most underrated and unappreciated shoes for fall. Around this time last year I postulated that the Desert Trek might finally get its due thanks to a cameo in Gilded Age's well received S/S 2010 presentation. Well, I seemed to have overestimated any push GA could provide as the Desert Trek has yet to get its fair share of coverage. Hopefully things can change for the better this coming season. If you're looking for a new pair of Clarks Originals or your first pair consider grabbing a pair of Desert Treks in sand suede or beeswax leather. You'll be killing it all season long without becoming a statistic.
[Pictures courtesy of Need Supply.]