Clarks x Trojan Records Celebrates 40 Years Of The Desert Trek
Clarks Originals or as we simply say Clarks is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its classic Desert Trek model. Fans of this classic model knows that this is a mainstay in the Clarks line up. Arguably one of the most comfortable shoes we here at Passport Caribbean Clothing have ever bought, the Desert Trek also known as “bankrobbers” is known for its signature center seam design, clean styling and ample foot comfort whether it is the leather or suede versions.
Trojan Records was founded in 1968 as way of bringing Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady, and Dub to the youth in England. Names like King Tubby, Desmond Dekker, Lee Perry have been introduced to the world courtesy of Trojan Records.
In celebrating the 40 years of the shoe, and their long-standing roots within Jamaican culture, Clarks has imprinted Trojan’s logo on the leather version of the anniversary edition as way of illustrating the link between Jamaica and England.
As part of the anniversary, Clarks also commissioned four artists to remix original tracks from Trojan’s archives and is a part of the #ORIGINALSREMIXED campaign which commemorates Jamaica’s 50 years of independence.
With recognition to four cities across the globe that encompass a diverse heritage of sounds, Clarks showcases four exclusive remixes from London, Naples, Tokyo and LA. The Producers: Toddla T (UK), Riva Starr (ITALY), Mighty Crown (JAPAN) and TOKiMONSTA (USA) spin The Pioneers ‘Let your yeah be yeah’ into their very own musical domain. Together all four international artists share Clarks’ love and appreciation for Jamaican music and in their own unique style revive this reggae classic through each original remix.
Please view the One Classic Trojan Records Track Four Global Producers Teaser below