Clarks + Them Skates = Wallabees & Blades

julia fox


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Clarks Originals are collaboration sluts.

At this stage, there are fewer brands they haven’t collaborated with than have, and even most of them are probably somewhere in the pipeline.

Let’s face it, sooner or later we’re going to reach a point where everything has some sort of Clarks collaboration. They’re like the CASETiFY of the footwear world, only good.

However you look at it (me? I see them as keeping busy), it makes for some interesting link-ups, the most recent of which being arguably its most interesting yet.

Tapping cult indie label Them Skates, Clarks is dropping two collaborative styles in the Wallabee Boot Cup Mule and Wallabee Boot, as well as two skates: THEM 80s with an 80mm wheelbase, and THEM 909s, with 58mm wheels, all of which is available for pre-order now.

I mean, Them Skates x Clarks? Who’d have thought?

Nevertheless, the Wallabee Boot is an icon. Paying homage to the 909 skates, this unique take features subtle wave stitch detailing to the side, and arrives in the iconic Them Skates Blue.

The Wallabee Cup Mule reimagines the signature Wallabee style with an open-back construction for moments off the skates, with the convenient slip-on the perfect companion for some tired feet.

“The Wallabee runs deep in inline skating shoe culture. Just like in hip hop culture in the late nineties, the Wallabee was a staple shoe for the before and after skate lifestyle,” explained
Them Skates founder, Jon Julio.

“Run it back to 1996 and you would see the Wallabee on many skaters and brand advertisements. A collaboration with Clarks Originals and Them Skates was inevitable.”



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