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Clarks Wallabee Cup

Enter The Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup

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.

Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup Black

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.

Clarks Originals Wallabee Cup Maple

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.

Clarks Off White Camo

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.

Clarks Wallabee Grey Combi

Clarks Wallabee Shoes Grey Combi

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.

Clarks Wallabees

Clarks Wallabees

Clarks Wallabees

The first initial design of the Wallabee was launched in 1967, a time where fashion was on the up and the youth began to create their own style. Clarks first began their road to timeless design with the Desert boot, which was designed in 1949 by Nathan Clark and were famously worn by the flawlessly dressed Mods. Fast forward to present day and both styles are still dominating the shelves and shoe-racks worldwide.

Clarks originally began back in 1825, when James Clark was working in a Tannery in Somerset and came up with the idea of creating Sheepskin slippers (nicknamed the Brown Petersburg) from the cut offs lying around. The slippers where stitched by hand. The two brothers relied on outworkers to help with the growing demand. Every Friday all finished footwear would be taken to the brothers in exchange for wages. Although Clarks has become a worldwide sensation, their base is still in the small Somerset town of Street where it all began. 

Clarks Wallabees

Here at Aphrodite we are proud to stock the Clarks Wallabee. The shoe has been popular with its unique features, including the classic crepe sole and smart clean lined stitching to the upper. The full upper is constructed from premium suede, with lace-up fasten to compliment. The Wallabee continues to stand the test of time, but has proved to be a success over almost 50 years with their growing reputation of being a comfortable and practical shoe which oozes style.

Check out our full range of Clarks Wallabees for this season

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