The Cumbria-based menswear store recommend the best in show from Clarks Originals.
Clarks Originals is a beloved British brand, sort of like the tea and crumpets of the UK footwear world. Every child across the country has experienced that thrill of getting their feet measured in those peculiar machines when out gallivanting for new school shoes, and then most likely returned in their adult life to get some Wallabees. It’s the circle of life, really.
This week the brand is getting the Working Class Heroes treatment, meaning the most stylish store in Cumbria is bringing us their best bits, tried and tested on the freezing cold lakes that sit up in the North of England.
Having evolved from the OG Clarks Originals’ Desert Boot, the brands latest design iteration utilises stronger and more rounded constuction methods, adding an extra eyelet to either side for those of us who like a little bit of height on their hooves. Made from an upper of durable suede paired with smooth leather linings and insoles, the shoe sits on a grip-tested and shock-absorbent Crepe rubber outsole – promising no slips or slides in the countries’ horrendously cold weather of late.
Clarks Originals Wallabee Shoes (Off White Camo) – £140
You just cannot beat a classic – it’s impossible. Thankfully for Clarks Originals, they have more than a few up their sleeve, but none as iconic as the Wallabee. The shoes smart-casual vibe makes it suitable for almost any environment, except rock climbing and anything that doesn’t agree with suede. In the spirit of tradition, the brand maintain the design’s thin cut of 100% leather suede, allowing for flexible, comfortable and breathable movement that give a middle finger to the test of time. The heel has a sturdy implant to increase the shoe’s stability, with an added boxy toe for that extra dimension of durability. In other words, they’ve thought of everything, and pulled out all the stops to prevent us from it. Genius behaviour really…
You can get your hands on the timeless feats of footwear design here while stocks last.