CLARKS Trigenic Flex
Minimal and deconstructed, Clarks Trigenic is a new iconic classic with clean lines and a modern deconstructivist slant.
Building on concepts seen in the label’s 1883 Hygienic range, the English brand also drew inspiration from M.C. Escher’s mathematically precise, optically challenging works and interlocking tessellations to make a shoe that takes a giant leap forward in terms of construction and comfort.
Launched this month, Trigenic Flex is a breakout style developed from archive findings with a silhouette that meticulously follows the shape of the foot. It is a pioneering fusion of footwear engineering technologies and classic moccasin construction. A three part decoupled Vibram® sole unit offers superior flexibility while the upper is designed in black nubuck with a soft suede feel and a knitted heel tab for added detail.
Built on asymmetric lasts hand-carved from hornbeam, the Trigenic concept sees premium deconstructed uppers made of three interlocking pieces of leather that have been cut, angled and interlocked to move with the foot. The shoe’s inner bootie has been cut short to, again, allow for maximum movement, yet still providing ample support to the rear two-thirds of the foot. All of this then sits atop the brand’s truly (and visibly) unique three-piece, de-coupled Vibram sole unit that flexes with the foot’s natural movement, while the footbed uses Clarks Originals’ Ortholite technology, with firm vegetable-tanned insoles marrying with an EVA midsole for optimum comfort and a smooth ride.
Finally, the overall design nods to Clarks Originals’ celebrated Wallabee, with a moccasin construction resulting in knitted detailing across the upper as well as the knitted heel tab.
While the Trigenic silhouette was first introduced Summer 2014 with the Trigenic Flex and Trigenic Dune, 2016 sees Clarks Originals fully flesh out the collection with an extensive series of colorways for the Trigenic Flex.
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