Just landed – Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup Plus OG Newness
Since the Wallabee first debuted in the ‘60s, few shoes have rivalled its ubiquitous, tangible hold on trend-driven society. Not only a perennial player in the footwear realm but amidst a range of popular subcultures too, the silhouette is a cult classic that yields immense longevity. Each season it’s reworked in a multitude of materials and shades and for 2021 the design has taken a bulbous turn… Allow us to introduce the Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup.
Available in warm maple and intense black colourways, the Wallabee Cup is noticeably different shape-wise in comparison to its forerunner. This new kid on the block takes that signature crepe sole that Clarks has become so synonymous with and rendered it into a cup sole instead – allowing the flexible, latex bonding to cradle the entire circumference of the shoe. This higher sidewall allows for enhanced protection where the toe and heel are both concerned.
Aside from its chunky sole, the shoe’s identity remains largely unchanged; the ankle-skimming profile is reaffirmed, the iconic moccasin construction – originally inspired by an old German design dubbed the ‘Grasshopper’ – is present alongside the crinkly, lightweight cushioning that resides underfoot. Buttery nubuck and plush suede are dusted across the upper of each design respectively.
While the Aphrodite office remains very much abuzz with the arrival of the Wallabee Cup, we can’t go on without touching upon the OG, which too has landed on our desks in striking new tones. If you were looking to slip further under the radar in 2021 (if that’s even possible after 2020’s stay-at-home agenda), a camouflage rendition is available, complete with a marbled, modern guise.
Elsewhere, a ‘grey combi’ version recalls the shoe’s acid-house heyday, saturated pops of turquoise at the lining, heel, swing tag and sole evoke memories of that hedonistic era which went on to define a generation.
Whether you’re looking to freshen up your collection with the brand-new Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup or relive your youth by stepping into the original Wallabee, get on board with this quintessentially British brand and shop styles online at Aphrodite now.