Clarks was founded in 1825 and has been making high-quality leather shoes ever since. In fact, the footwear label has such a dedicated following because it has produced the same core designs for most of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its 200-year history, though, a few moments stand out. In 1950, the Clarks Originals Desert Boot was released and the ‘60s saw it become the style of choice for UK mods, reggae musicians, and countless other subcultures. On the back of the Desert Boot’s success came the Clarks Originals Wallabee in 1970.
Clarks Originals Wallabees have been an enduring design for the brand, barely changing over half a century, and never losing its place in style’s hall of fame. The moccasin-style shoe is as popular as ever today among a much-varied customer base.
The subject of many collaboration pieces, including those with the likes of Aimé Leon Dore, Supreme, Levi’s, and more, Clarks Originals Wallabees are a cultural touchpoint that crosses generations and styles. Plus, as we move into the post-sneaker world, the Wallabee presents the perfect everyday style for those hankering for something as laid-back as a sneaker.
Of course, it’s always best to start from the very beginning. The neutral beige suede Wallabee Boot is a timeless classic.
A little subversion never went amiss, though. Taking the staple boot as its foundation, this design looks to a rough painted section to link the earthy upper and white sole unit,
If you like to make an impact, this teal pair — complete with printed diamonds in contrasting white — should do the job.
Clarks teamed up with Levi’s not long ago and the outcome of the collaboration was striking to say the least. This pink suede Wallabee comes with equally bright orange laces to finish the bold aesthetic.
An unlikely collab that we were completely on board with. Palm Angels’ gothic logo details the top of this black suede pair.
Featuring an unorthodox camo, this pair is the perfect update of the classic beige suede Wallabees.
While suede is the material of choice when it comes to Wallabees, this black leather pair puts forward a strong argument for a change.
The Wallabee got famous like this, so why change it?
Supreme has adopted the Wallabee several times since 1995 but one of our favorite collaborations came in SS19. This bandana reissue is at once understated and statement-making.
New York’s golden child, Aimé Leon Dore is on the path to greatness right now. Its journey has been littered with amazing collaborations but one stands out: this one.
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