If we’ve learned anything over the past two and a half years, it’s to be ready for anything and everything. Life comes at you fast, so it’s best to be prepared. Now that we’re on our way to some version of normal, we need to fill our lives with things—gadgets, routines, clothing—that are made to adapt to any circumstance. Enter the Nature X One shoe from Clarks.
The iconic British shoemaker is known for their ubiquitous (and stylish) Desert Boots and Wallabees. The new Nature X One is designed with the current hybrid lifestyles in mind. Guys today are working on the go, rushing from gym to work to home to dinner with friends and back—all to do it again tomorrow. We need something stylish and versatile to help us juggle it all. Which is why the Clarks Nature X One boasts a sole that’s packed with biomechanical technology—meaning it’s supportive and flexible as you move about your day. The inner mesh lining has antimicrobial features, so it’ll stay fresh smelling even as you dart around town, and the streamlined suede and nubuck uppers are effortlessly stylish. In other words, it’s a shoe that looks great, but also performs so damn well. What more could you want?
“The Nature X One sneaker fills the gap between my ‘going out’ shoes and my gym trainers,” says Patrick Janelle, the popular menswear entrepreneur known online as A Guy Named Patrick. “If I’m wearing a shoe for twelve or sixteen hours a day—which probably takes me from my home to the office to a dinner out and from the sidewalks to the subway to a bike commute, the shoe needs to keep up,” he continues. “I like [my shoes] to have design details that are relevant and slick, while also having a classic look that can pair with many different outfits.”
Janelle pairs Clarks Nature X One with classic navy dress pants and a tailored button-up shirt—something that hugs the body and isn’t baggy—for a “perfectly-balanced, business-meets-cool look.” For an off-duty look, he tosses them on with slim joggers and a sweatshirt, then tops it off with a lightweight jacket. “The look will be casual, but you’ll still be showing up looking like you know what you’re doing,” he says.
The sneaker’s versatility is part of the appeal for Denver-based lifestyle entrepreneur Elliott Clark, who goes by Apartment Bartender on social media. “I can transition from being at home crawling around the house with my little boy, to on-the-go for work, to spending some days (or nights!) out with my lady or friends,” he says of the shoe’s easy wearability.
The cocktail master is always on his feet, so comfortable footwear is non-negotiable. For Clark, the Nature X One adds an extra dose of comfort to his day-to-day style—a mix of streetwear and classic style staples. In more buttoned-up settings, he easily pairs them with dressier slacks and tops them with a sweater or jacket. “Ultimately, I want my style to say I’m intentional and on my grown-man sh-t,” he says.
In casual situations, when Clark slips on his Nature X One to run a quick errand, he finds that the sneakers effortlessly elevate his go-to joggers, T-shirt, and dad cap look. “I love being comfortable, but I also believe in making a statement,” he explains. That stance echoes the idea behind the Clarks Nature X One: We can (and should) have a shoe that delivers on all fronts.
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Source : Esquire