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The Rise of the Wallabees

Gone are the days where you’d only head to Clarks with your mum to get Velcros. They’re now leading trends that even superstar rappers like Drake are following.

So if you didn’t know already, the Clarks Originals range is a pretty cool offering from the British heritage brand. The classic Wallabee style is bang on-trend this summer; Canadian rap royalty Drake was snapped courtside at the Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors NBA playoff game wearing his maple coloured pair, and rapper Tinie Tempah and Made In Chelsea’s Oliver Chesire have also been spotted sporting Wallabees recently.  

With a big choice of colours, the comfy staples are a steal at just £89, considering you can match them up with pretty much anything. Easy go-to shoes for summer, Wallabees work well with a pair of rolled-up jeans, or you could team them up with shorts – just like how Tinie  wore his in his music video for Girls Like

The shoe, made from premium suede and a crepe sole, was a follow-on from the iconic ’50s Desert Boot. In 1967 designer Lance Clark took inspiration from the much-loved boot and the Native American moccasin to come up with the shoe, and it’s stood the test of time.

With a few tweaks and better quality material, the shoe has become an iconic classic , so take your ticket, get measured up and ask your mum to buy you a pair for old times’ sake.


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