C & J Clarks International is a British shoe manufacturer and retailer, and is now one of the oldest & largest shoe companies in the world. From its humble beginnings in 1825, Clarks began in the small English village of Street, Somerset by brothers James & Cyrus Clark with the introduction of the “Brown Petersburg” sheepskin slipper. Over the decades, with expansion, increased production and the introduction of new materials & trademarked technologies, Clarks has become one of the world’s best-known names in footwear. Clarks is now a global company that manufactures & markets close to 35 million pairs of shoes per year, but throughout the years, their commitment to shoe comfort, quality, authenticity & individual style has remained unchanged. Clarks is well known for their iconic designs including the Original Desert Boot & Wallabee.