One giant leap for National Geographic x Clarks

The two brands extend their earlier footwear collaboration with new space-themed styles celebrating the 1969 Moon landing, made from recycled materials

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 28.08.2019 | Apparel

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National Geographic and Clarks have expanded their kids’ footwear collaboration with a limited-edition space-themed collection to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Two new shoes – Ath Geo and Scape Sonar – have been badged and coloured in three styles to celebrate three planets and three themes: The Moon Landing 1969 (orange), Earth Focus 2019 (silver) and Mars Mission 2033 (black).

Comfort and sustainability are again a major feature of this collection. Flexible, lightweight soles let little explorers’ feet move naturally, and, in a small step towards future-forward styling, 50 per cent recycled polyester is used in the shoe linings, 70 per cent of the Strobel construction of each shoe is recycled, and the one-piece shoe box is 100% recyclable.

Helena Mansell-Stopher, Director Consumer Products, Publishing and Retail, National Geographic Partners UK, says: "This stylish extension to a wonderful, eco-friendly collection is perfectly timed and positioned to capture the thrill of the greatest moment in space exploration – and to encourage young people to dream of great space adventures still to come!”

This launch follows the arrival earlier this year of the first Clarks Kids x National Geographic collection, a colourful, stylish and striking collection with designs inspired by some of the most amazing species on the planet. Again tying in with National Geographic’s strong focus on sustainability, 16 pairs of the shoes in the collection are made from 100% recycled bottles, using recycled cardboard and natural vegetable dye for the packaging.  

This launch is part of a global, multi-year partnership between Clarks and National Geographic. A portion of the revenue generated by this and other National Geographic-supported Clarks collections will support the National Geographic Society’s work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education.

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