Depending on which part of the world you’re from, the brand name Clarks might elicit associations with daggy black leather school shoes. And while this portion of the market is a key focus for the almost 200-year-old British shoemaker, the brand offers a lot more to the footwear industry than just Oxfords.
Having already been the subject of a brief retrospective, it’s time to properly exalt the Clarks Wallabee. After all, it’s the perfect gateway shoe for the impassioned sneakerhead looking to dip their toes into something a little different. It may take some open-mindedness and a bit of ‘sole searching’ to understand but, once you’ve heard the story, the reasons should be infallible.