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Clarks Shoe Sale

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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
I think this is nationwide, I contacted my local store which is in Mothercare in Basingstoke and their sale started today :)

Worth calling your local store to see if they have a sale
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#1
Clarks trade on previous good name, don't pricemark children's shoes until you purchase them (for about £40 plus). And all of their shoes are now made in Vietnam and surround environs. I now buy elsewhere.
#2
Clarks trade on previous good name, don't pricemark children's shoes until you purchase them (for about £40 plus). And all of their shoes are now made in Vietnam and surround environs. I now buy elsewhere.


Thank you for pointing that out-I have just emailed them and requested further information regarding the product process of their shoes-I shall wait for a reply before another purchase.
#3
But what are you going to buy in their place that fits as well?
banned#4
Name a shoe company that does not outsource it's manufacture.
I will keep on buying the best shoes I have ever had, Clarks!
My feet are important to me and as Clarks produce wide fitting and comfortable shoes, they are the only ones I buy.
Of course, I could always boycot them and put the Vietnamese out of a job, making them even more downtrodden.
Is that what you namby-pamby,sandal wearing yoghurt knitters really want?
#5
Just bought my son some Clarks shoes full price on Thursday! :x
#6
Pluun
Name a shoe company that does not outsource it's manufacture.
I will keep on buying the best shoes I have ever had, Clarks!
My feet are important to me and as Clarks produce wide fitting and comfortable shoes, they are the only ones I buy.
Of course, I could always boycot them and put the Vietnamese out of a job, making them even more downtrodden.
Is that what you namby-pamby,sandal wearing yoghurt knitters really want?


lol :thumbsup:
#7
Mrs.Z
Just bought my son some Clarks shoes full price on Thursday! :x


cant u take them back and say if its cheaper in 7 days u can get a refund or something??
#8
magicbeans
cant u take them back and say if its cheaper in 7 days u can get a refund or something??


not all the shoes they stock are in the sale :thumbsup:
#9
magicbeans
cant u take them back and say if its cheaper in 7 days u can get a refund or something??


Thanks MagicBeans, I don't know if they do this and can't really be bothered with the journey in case his ones aren't in the sale.

I would have rather bought any pair for half price though, he wrecks anything within a week anyway!
#10
went to birmingham today and no sale :x
#11
Sale was on in Leeds yesterday.....
#12
Even shoes stamped 'MADE IN ENGLAND' are mostly prepared abroad and shipped back here for final assembly.


Visited a shoe factory last month and found this out, apparantly customs aren't happy that even the MADE IN ENGLAND stamp is put on in China!
#13
Are those mens £70 Clarks Air loafer shoes on sale?
#14
i wear clarks but the best footwear i ever had was a pair of light weight boots under the brand name rugged i think they are american but i just cant source them now
#15
Pluun
Name a shoe company that does not outsource it's manufacture.
I will keep on buying the best shoes I have ever had, Clarks!
My feet are important to me and as Clarks produce wide fitting and comfortable shoes, they are the only ones I buy.
Of course, I could always boycot them and put the Vietnamese out of a job, making them even more downtrodden.
Is that what you namby-pamby,sandal wearing yoghurt knitters really want?


I really do hope you're kidding. The only hope in trying to stop this nasty trade of exploiting poorer people to make our cheap goods is with the consumer. If we were a bit more educated and choosy about where the stuff we buy comes from, companies would sit up and pay more attention to how and where they outsource their work to.

If we don't buy from the companies that use exploitative labour, they're not just going to apologise to everyone and stop trading - putting the Vietnamese out of business. If they have any sense, they're going to get the message that their sales are dropping off due to their business practices, and they'll change them. Most of the companies that have a so-called 'green' or 'ethical' ethos don't really give two hoots about fair trade or human rights - they just see these issues as another marketing ploy and another way to keep their shareholders happy. The fact that someone somewhere is actually getting a better deal for producing their goods in almost irrelevant to them - but who cares, so long as something gets done!

The bottom line is that you're not putting the Vietnamese (or Chinese or Indians, etc...) out of business by not buying from companies that exploite their labour. What you are doing is fostering a business climate where these companies can change their ways while keeping their shareholders happy and having minimal impact on their bottom line.
#16
This is supposed to be hot deals not mad ranter’s corner.
#17
craigp
I really do hope you're kidding. The only hope in trying to stop this nasty trade of exploiting poorer people to make our cheap goods is with the consumer. If we were a bit more educated and choosy about where the stuff we buy comes from, companies would sit up and pay more attention to how and where they outsource their work to.

If we don't buy from the companies that use exploitative labour, they're not just going to apologise to everyone and stop trading - putting the Vietnamese out of business. If they have any sense, they're going to get the message that their sales are dropping off due to their business practices, and they'll change them. Most of the companies that have a so-called 'green' or 'ethical' ethos don't really give two hoots about fair trade or human rights - they just see these issues as another marketing ploy and another way to keep their shareholders happy. The fact that someone somewhere is actually getting a better deal for producing their goods in almost irrelevant to them - but who cares, so long as something gets done!

The bottom line is that you're not putting the Vietnamese (or Chinese or Indians, etc...) out of business by not buying from companies that exploite their labour. What you are doing is fostering a business climate where these companies can change their ways while keeping their shareholders happy and having minimal impact on their bottom line.


To be honest, the main thing I'm worried about is having enough money to buy my kids shoes and be able to afford all the other everyday costs.

I know it sounds harsh but the plight of the Vietnamese is way down on my list of priorities. Selfish? Maybe.

Anyway just been and got three pairs at half price - timing excellent as they'd all gone up a size. :-D
#18
I bought my daughter some lovely sandals from Clarks in our local Mothercare (Derby) reduced from £28 to £10.

The range was a bit limited, but worth a look.
#19
I couldnt care less where my shoes are manufactured, Clarks do good shoes - especially for kids. If you were to take an ultra moral standpoint on everything you buy then you would be growing your own food and I very much doubt you would have a computer either.

Voted Hot!
#20
wallstreetcrash
Are those mens £70 Clarks Air loafer shoes on sale?


I think so, I remember seeing some trainers that sounded like that and from what I can remember they were reduced to about £55 ish, don't quote me tho
#21
Hmmm - I wonder if I can get a pair on sale that will fit me... usually they have a lot of those tiny size 11's!
#22
craigp
I really do hope you're kidding. The only hope in trying to stop this nasty trade of exploiting poorer people to make our cheap goods is with the consumer. If we were a bit more educated and choosy about where the stuff we buy comes from, companies would sit up and pay more attention to how and where they outsource their work to.

If we don't buy from the companies that use exploitative labour, they're not just going to apologise to everyone and stop trading - putting the Vietnamese out of business. If they have any sense, they're going to get the message that their sales are dropping off due to their business practices, and they'll change them. Most of the companies that have a so-called 'green' or 'ethical' ethos don't really give two hoots about fair trade or human rights - they just see these issues as another marketing ploy and another way to keep their shareholders happy. The fact that someone somewhere is actually getting a better deal for producing their goods in almost irrelevant to them - but who cares, so long as something gets done!

The bottom line is that you're not putting the Vietnamese (or Chinese or Indians, etc...) out of business by not buying from companies that exploite their labour. What you are doing is fostering a business climate where these companies can change their ways while keeping their shareholders happy and having minimal impact on their bottom line.


As long as the workers are paid a wage that allows them to live on, I don't see how them getting paid less than what people here in the UK get paid have anything to do with it. All of us happily "outsource" food production when we go to McDonald's, KFC, Burger King, etc.... and the workers there get paid £4.50 an hour, maybe less.... I think thats really low wages, and barely enough to live on in our society. But does anyone complain that eating fast food is exploiting cheap labour?

Workers in a developing nation like vietnam might only get like £2.50 a day, but if thats enough to put a roof over their heads, food, etc and is above the poverty line, then its not exploitation. I'd rather they make my shoes and get money to live on, rather than be unemployed because Clarks realized making shoes by machines would be cheaper than caving in to hippie demands that they be paid the same wages as in the UK.
#23
boonkoh
As long as the workers are paid a wage that allows them to live on, I don't see how them getting paid less than what people here in the UK get paid have anything to do with it.

OK, you're pretty wide of the point I'm trying to make. I'm clearly not saying they should be paid the same wage as someone in the UK (although this would be great in the future). What I have a problem with is the majority of the really cheaply-produced goods are being made by people getting paid only enough to live on or fractionally above the poverty line. There's no prospect of getting a better life for themselves and working their way out of poverty if everything they earn goes toward keeping them alive.

boonkoh
All of us happily "outsource" food production when we go to McDonald's, KFC, Burger King, etc.... and the workers there get paid £4.50 an hour, maybe less.... I think thats really low wages, and barely enough to live on in our society. But does anyone complain that eating fast food is exploiting cheap labour?


I'm going to assume we mean different things when we talk about outsourcing. As I understand it, outsourcing is where companies can get products (and services) cheaper by paying someone in another country to make it and shipping the product back to the UK, than it is to just have the thing made in the UK.

What you're talking about is the minimum wage. Yes, £4.50 is a low wage and is going to mean people struggle to make end's meet. But at least in this country we have a concept of a minimum wage. In our society (which is a welfare state as well, don't forget) everyone has a good minimum standard of living and ample opportunity to succeed.

boonkoh
Workers in a developing nation like vietnam might only get like £2.50 a day, but if thats enough to put a roof over their heads, food, etc and is above the poverty line, then its not exploitation.


Really? Would you like to live just above the poverty line for the rest of your life? With no opportunity to do any better, because if you didn't do the job for this pittance, your neighbour would take the job instead? This cycle can only be broken if people get a chance to work themselves out of poverty by by being paid a fair wage.

boonkoh
I'd rather they make my shoes and get money to live on, rather than be unemployed because Clarks realized making shoes by machines would be cheaper than caving in to hippie demands that they be paid the same wages as in the UK.

First off, I don't expect them to be paid the same as in the UK (as I pointed out above). I'm no hippy, thank you very much. I have bills, I go shopping in supermarkets, I buy clothes. I'm pretty ordinary. I'm just trying to be a little less selfish and a little more clued-up than it seems a lot of people on this forum are.

Making shoes by machines??!! Again, this is totally missing my point. As I said, I don't expect Clarks (or anyone else) to start paying someone who got £4.50 a day, £4.50 an hour. Just that they consider the genuine cost of living for their workers, and make sure their wages give their employees a fair chance in life.

Quite frankly, the selfish, bury-your-head-in-the-sand, inward-looking attitude of people on this forum staggers me. I do hope it isn't representative of people from the rest of the UK, or we're all screwed.
#24
got two pairs of shoes for 18 pound for my little girl today. Clarks are deffinately the best shoes around. thanks rep added
#25
xigent
This is supposed to be hot deals not mad ranter’s corner.

Thanks for your input into this debate. I agree, this is probably isn't the most appropriate place to be having this discussion, but it is a forum after all and I think being clued up on where the product you're buying comes from should be very much part of the buying process.

So anyone that voices a (reasoned and reasonably well structured, I hope) opinion is now a mad ranter?
#26
Craigp, I just hope you apply the same moral principles to every other product you purchase.
#27
thank you - the sale is on in Wokingham, Berkshire - managed to get 3 pairs for my 3 year old! :roll:
#28
craigp
Thanks for your input into this debate. I agree, this is probably isn't the most appropriate place to be having this discussion, but it is a forum after all and I think being clued up on where the product you're buying comes from should be very much part of the buying process.

So anyone that voices a (reasoned and reasonably well structured, I hope) opinion is now a mad ranter?


This most certainly isn’t an appropriate place to be having this discussion and that alone makes it something of a rant.
#29
Didn't have anything in my son's size but picked up a pair of trainers for my daughter that i was eyeing last week for £26, got them for £12 today

Thanks for the tip off :thumbsup:
#30
Voted cold, can't find any decent bargins.
#31
isnt that tim parker something to do with clarks? the man who turns up in a porsche to tell people their out of a job nice man!
#32
hey another stokey!!!!!
#33
dmtuk
hey another stokey!!!!!


Me to!:thumbsup:
#34
Ritchie 2;2331392
Craigp, I just hope you apply the same moral principles to every other product you purchase.

So, you think I have some kind of Clarks- or shoe-based vendetta going on? I don't think these are just moral principles, they are a way of life. Wherever I can, I always try to appreciate where the stuff I buy comes from.

You lot might be surprised to hear, but I love Clarks' shoes. I buy them all the time. I hadn't realised there might be question marks over how their products are produced, and now I'm disappointed because I might not be able to buy my favourite shoes.
#35
xigent;2332179
This most certainly isn’t an appropriate place to be having this discussion and that alone makes it something of a rant.


On this point we will have to disagree. I think this is most certainly the place to be having this discussion. Admittedly, it should be more about the ethical practices of the company itself, and not a general discussion about ethical purchasing.
#36
craigp
So, you think I have some kind of Clarks- or shoe-based vendetta going on? I don't think these are just moral principles, they are a way of life. Wherever I can, I always try to appreciate where the stuff I buy comes from.

You lot might be surprised to hear, but I love Clarks' shoes. I buy them all the time. I hadn't realised there might be question marks over how their products are produced, and now I'm disappointed because I might not be able to buy my favourite shoes.


What I'm saying is, almost all companies could have some kind of questionable moral business practices whether that be MS or Tesco's. You seem to have taken a high moral standing over the way Clarks produce their shoes, do you apply the same moral standing to every other product you buy such as Tesco clothing ot Microsoft computers for example.
#37
Ritchie 2;2339911
What I'm saying is, almost all companies could have some kind of questionable moral business practices whether that be MS or Tesco's. You seem to have taken a high moral standing over the way Clarks produce their shoes, do you apply the same moral standing to every other product you buy such as Tesco clothing ot Microsoft computers for example.

Yes, I honestly try to wherever I can. Oddly enough, the two examples you listed there are things I have done some reading around about and have decided to avoid: I rarely shop in Tesco now and I don't use Microsoft software (but, whatever you may think about MS software being ****, they're hardly exploitative). Thanks for clarifying the point, though.
#38
Managed to nab 4 pairs for my toddler twins in the Clarks shop in Belfast.. its true they fit the best for wee feet and are bloody expensive most of the time (esp if you have to buy 2 pairs) but the sales are generally very good and always worth stocking up :)

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