Desert Boot - The original desert boot was invented 60 years ago by Nathan Clark. The inspiration for the shoe came from a crepe-soled boot made out of rough suede popular in Cairo's fabled Old Bazaar. The desert boot became the footwear of choice for off-duty Eighth Army officers, In 1950, the shoe was exhibited to the world for the first time at the Chicago Shoe Fair. Worn by Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan, Paul Weller and the Beatles. The desert boot continues to look great 60 years on.