Originally conceived by Lance Clark in 1968, the Wallabee has become a revered classic within Clarks Originals’ lineup, cherished for its moccasin construction and signature natural crepe soles. Now, in a remarkable collaboration with Aleali May, the Wallabee Boot receives a fresh interpretation, drawing inspiration from the vibrant landscapes of California and bearing May’s distinct design sensibility.
With a nod to the mesmerising hues of her home state’s scenery, Aleali May’s version of the Wallabee boasts clean lines and an elevated upper cut, showcasing the essence of California’s sunsets, sandy shores, and coastal beauty. Crafted in corduroy, Clarks Originals x MAYDE collection captures the essence of breezy California evenings, presenting a laidback aesthetic and an earthy, washed palette that embodies the spirit of relaxation and play.
This exclusive collection will be available in a diverse range of dual gender sizes, from UK sizes 3 to 12, and comes in an array of captivating corduroy colours, including Pacific Blue, Terracotta, Sand, Sunshine, and Coral.
Launching on the 28th of July, Clarks Originals x MAYDE will be accessible worldwide through Clarks’ online platform and in-person at Clarks Originals stores in Berwick St, London, Manchester, Tokyo, Osaka, and Beijing. Additionally, select retailers such as END, BSTN, Atmos, United Arrows, and Hanon will also feature the highly anticipated collaboration.
Aleali May herself expressed her excitement about the collaboration, stating, “This partnership reflects many of my design inspirations and utilises corduroy, a quintessential California fabric. Wallabees have always been a defining element of hip hop fashion, which is one of the reasons I adore them. For this collection, I’ve added a touch of LA flair to the Wallabees to celebrate a milestone moment for my first line, MAYDE. In the campaign, I’ve carefully selected individuals who, like myself, are making a significant impact in my community and serve as constant inspirations in my journey.”
Clarks Originals x MAYDE unites timeless craftsmanship with the essence of Californian creativity, offering a truly unique and captivating collection that pays homage to the Wallabee’s legacy while marking an exciting new chapter in its storied history.