My first pair of business shoes were from Clarks. That said I may be biased to see Clarks as a business shoe brand. Well, apparently, I was left behind by the fashion train. Clarks is no longer the straight-face, all-business shoemaker. It is now fashionable too – thanks to its various collaborations with some of today’s trendiest labels.
The brand’s classic, the Wallabee from the 60s, is one of the beneficiaries of collaborations. Recently, this classic model has found itself being bumped up the fashion chart once again when it collaborated with Italian fashion house, Moncler.
If you haven’t looked at any Clarks Originals Wallabee in recent years, I am confident that you will not look at the Wallabee the same way after you lay your eyes on the Moncler x Clarks Originals Wallabee Collection.
Revealed last month as part of Moncler’s 2 MONCLER 1952 MAN line, the Moncler x Clarks Originals Wallabee Collection consists of five Moncler-heavy designs, including two wool Wallabee Boot and three models of “MONWALLABEE”. The results were pretty surreal and refreshing actually, and clearly trendy and very fashionable.
The Wallabee Boot, as you can see, is a wintry spin on the iconic model, featuring the signature natural crepe soles paired with soft wool upper with rich suede trims before finishing off with round laces with adjustable metal togs for a secure, custom-fit.
Meanwhile, the MONWALLABEE has an upper that pairs soft suede panels with quilted nylon vamps, which is a nod to the alpine outfitter’s iconic puffer jackets. The MONWALLABEE is finished with striped crepe soles with a bold pop of color and lace-up fastening with adjustable metal togs.
Both styles come with three suede fobs showcasing the Clarks Originals, Wallabee, and Moncler logos.
Images: Clarks [UK].