September 6th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Clarks Originals were letting their legendary moc-toed chukka breathe a bit around the turn of the decade while the Desert Boot dominated so thoroughly that just about ever sneaker brand copied its legendary lines. Just like Converse Chuck Taylors, Nike Air Force 1s or any irreplaceable staple, the Clarks Originals Wallabee is bound to have its ups and downs, and by the looks of this new preview, it appears we’re on the leading edge of an upward surge. The Clarks for Supreme ‘Cognac’ Wallabee brings this timeless smart casual style back into the spotlight with a Red Box logo on the insole of a croc-embossed golden brown nubuck build. You know they’re going to sell out super fast, just not when, so stick with Sneaker News for updates and check out more photos below in the meantime.
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September 28th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Here’s one of the most peculiar and unprecedented collaborations in the history of the modern sneaker scene: a collaboration between two significant long-standing labels who occupy such different corners of the footwear market that their team-up is as unlikely as head-on competition. It’s one of those ideas you might reject wholesale if you just read that they were gonna combine the Clarks Originals Wallabee chukka with the Fila Original Tennis, and yet, a quick look at them reveals that this isn’t some manatee idea ball mashup. A swooping Fila stripe integrates into the Wallabee’s iconic vamp quite effortlessly, and though we’re simultaneously curious and terrified by the prospect of further colorways, the red-on-tan flat-out works. A three man dice game where the contestants are playing for literal cheese is a perfect companion to this ‘did this really happen’ project; could you see yourself in the Fila x Clarks Filabee? Click through to let us know, take a look at more images and stick with Sneaker News for the release date. via Union
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