Whilst we always prefer to put a press release through the ‘Proper filter’ these words from Sporty & Rich founder Emily Oberg do a pretty good job of explaining their ace new Clarks collab:
“To me, the Wallabee embodies the sort of genderless image that I always try to incorporate into Sporty & Rich’s aesthetic. It perfectly ties together elegance and casual styles – not a dress shoe, but not quite a sneaker either. And the history of the shoe within 90s culture has also made it a versatile icon to all different groups of people. When we started coming up with ideas, I immediately knew I wanted a soft, buttery, pebbled leather for the shoe. This is my favorite type of leather and since Clarks Original is traditionally suede, I thought it would be a nice but subtle update. There really was no better shoe to work on for our first footwear collaboration, especially with Clarks Originals’ alignment with Sporty & Rich’s sustainability efforts.”
Constructed from sustainably sourced leather alongside an FSC certified, natural rubber crepe sole these wonderful wallabees also come in recycled packaging and are available in three stunning colours (Merlot, Cream Puff & Robin’s Egg Blue). Available exclusively online from the Clarks and Sporty & Rich stores from 15.02.21 with a global release the week after the finishing touch to these superb shoes is a very classy gold embossed ‘Sporty & Rich’ logo on the leather tag. Best shoe collab of the year so far? I think so.