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Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Beth Lesser— In the spring of 2010, with Vybz Kartel’s “Clarks” reaching peak rotation levels, I published a story in The Guardian tracing the long-running connection between the iconic British footwear brand and Jamaican music. With reports of Clarks-driven robberies and rampant bootlegging coming in from Jamaica, the company’s spokespeople admitted to me that a surge in sales of Clarks Originals seen at the time might have had something to do with the popularity of Kartel’s tune. The Shoe Fits: Clarks To Spotlight Jamaican Culture with New Campaign « LargeUp
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