This modern sculpture by John Atkin stands outside offices at 20 New Walk, and celebrates the contribution of the footwear industry to the growth and prosperity of the City and County of Leicester.
The sculpture was commissioned by the Friends of New Walk, and was unveiled by BBC's John Florance on 15 May 2007.
The 'Clicker' was a skilled worker who cut out the upper parts of the shoe from the leather, using a hand knife. The name derives from the clicking sound made by the knife on the board beneath the leather.
Leather was expensive and a skilled clicker could save a lot of money by creating as little waste as possible. John Atkin’s sculpture uses the leather shapes with which any clicker would have been familiar. It is set in a base that is the shape of the county.