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Two brothers, Cyrus and James Clark, embarked on a journey in 1825, opening a footwear shop in Somerset with a dream of creating shoes that people would love. Little did they know they would create footwear that not only defined a generation but continues to capture imaginations today.
With an archive of spanning over 22,000 styles, the style and comfort of hand-crafted Clarks has been loved by all ages. From the Desert Boot, launched in 1950 and inspired by the soldiers of World War One, to the Iconic 1967 Wallabee with its origins in Jamaican Reggae style and later adopted by the British mods.
Designed with durability, longevity and comfort in mind, the Wallabee is a style that has been reintroduced into fashion many times. Since making its way onto our shoe racks, the classic shoe has gained a cult-like status, regularly seen on celebrities, musicians and making appearances on film. The Wallabee famously featured on the cover of Urban Hymns by The Verve back in 1997 and went on to be worn by Walter White in the hit Netflix series, Breaking Bad.
The popular shoe has successfully made its way back into every decade since its creation. In 2020 we're revisiting the Wallabee, this time re-imagined in pastel colourways. Clarks Originals have blessed us with a new variety of styles including; suede, reversed suede and leather. Easy to wear, the iconic status of The Wallabee shows no signs of fading.
An effortless way to add colour and texture to your look, read on to see how we like to style ours...
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