‘Brand new Clarks pon foot’ in Jamaica, but footwear brand to close several stores

A Clarks store in the United Kingdom. (Photo: incolchester.co.uk)

Clarks might be the footwear of choice for many Jamaican men, but the shoe brand is set to close a number of its stores as it tries to reverse losses.

The popular UK-based brand plans to close several of its 1,000 stores worldwide over the next five years as it tries to restructure is loss performing operations.

Clarks has been a favourite for Jamaican men for decades.

The news of the closures comes after it was disclosed that the only remaining factory in England will be closed. However, production will continue in other countries.

This moves also comes following the closure of 18 loss-making stores in the UK in recent times.

Clarks has been selling shoes for more than 194 years and has become a firm favourite for many persons, especially people living in Jamaica.

This popularity has been seen with the release of Clarks by Vybz Kartel, Popcaan and Vanessa Bling (formerly Gaza Slim) in 2010. The love for the brand was also seen earlier this year when Jahvillani released Clarks Pon Foot, a song that got the attention of the brand, as it was posted on their Instagram page during the summer.

We do hope Clarks manages to get things in order because we know how much Jamaicans love the brand.