Clarks Originals Wallabee Boots - Black

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Clarks Originals Wallabee Boots in Black. An iconic shoe in every sense, the Clarks Wallabee is one of, if not the, most universally recognisable silhouettes ever. It was first introduced to the world back in 1961 as the moccasin-inspired silhouette rolled out of the Clarks factory in Kilkenny, Ireland.

From there the shoe found almost immediate success, but not in its native homeland, instead, it was adopted in the Caribbean by the 'rude boys' of Jamaica. Its classic look, comfortable feel and rubber sole were in demand, and the fact that the crepe underfoot made almost no noise at all was favoured among criminals at the time. As Jamaican music and culture spread to America, in particular New York, the Wallabee become engrained in the Hip-Hop scene with rappers such as the Notorious BIG, Doom and the whole of the Wu-Tang Clan reppin the shoe. 

Fast forward a couple of years, and the Wallabee had finally wormed its way into British culture, with the Britpop scene picking the silhouette up. Having now been seen on the likes of Blur and Oasis' feet, the Wallabee was at the height of its popularity. Especially when you counter in the fact that its sweet spot between formal shoe and trainer was ideal for getting into night clubs at the time.

Nowadays the Wallabee is thriving, with 2022 being dubbed the 'anti-trainer' year of fashion, the model saw stardom again completing 'fits with its timeless versatility and undeniable style. Its delicately soft suede upper and double eyelet fastening has proved once again that nothing truly beats the classics when it comes to style. The shoes lack of in-your-face branding provides a pleasing contrast to the fast fashion of today ensuring that you can wear your Wallabees for years to come, and of course, that incredibly spongy crepe rubber undersole provides traction in the streets and puts a spring in your step.

The ultimate trainer, shoe, we don't even know, but what we do know is that you really cannot go wrong with a pair of Clarks' Wallabees. 

Upper material Suede
Sole Rubber
Fastening Lace Up
Description
  • Moccasin inspired toe construction
  • British suede
  • Painted crepe wedge sole
  • Tonal laces
  • Leather footbed
  • Extra orange laces included
  • Style: 26155517

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