Inspired by the iconic Clarks Originals Desert Boot, the Desert Aerial is a new design that features a speckled lightweight cleated sole for a modern take on the classic Desert Boot. On-trend cola suede completes the look. Designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark the Desert Boot was inspired by a rough boot from Cairo's Old Bazaar. An instant hit, it became the footwear of choice for off-duty army officers. Often imitated, never bettered.