In recent years, crepe soles — commonly associated with Clarks Desert Boots — have proliferated into a wide range of shoe and boot styles. The sole, made from textured sheets of coagulated latex, is noticeably flexible, a feature that contributes to a wearer’s comfort. A stacked crepe sole is also in line with recent trends; it gives shoes a slightly chunkier appearance, rebelling against the polished, sleek aesthetic of modern dress shoes. Crepe soles were originally employed in warm-weather footwear, making them an ideal choice for an upgrade to summer shoes. So if you’re looking for an alternative to the minimalist soles, check out some of the crepe options below.

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Desert London by Clarks $115

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Army CC by Centre Commercial $212

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Japanese Postman Oxford by Red Wing $240

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Archie Crepe Sole Gibson Shoe by Sanders $274

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Wedge-Sole Derbys by Common Projects $525

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All-Weather Walker by Alden $538

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Country Ranger by Yuketen $545