Tranquillity and reclusiveness is the subject of our latest collaboration with craftsmanship experts Clarks Originals. Remastering both old and new tenures, we put our own creative spin on the iconic Wallabee boot as well as dipping our feet into the brand’s latest model – the Desert Cup.
Our first inception with the brand hails back to our Tawyer Pack in 2013, under the Clarks Sportswear range, reworking their sportswear-inspired silhouette with a fruitful blend of colour and beaded detail, which came bedded on a Vibram sole for a comforting feel to the lowers. Now we wanted to touch bases with the Clarks Originals line, teaming inspiration from the Japanese Zen garden and its connotations of mindfulness and channelling your inner calmness.
For our take on the Wallabee boot, we champion this serene feeling through our experimentation with motion and texture, employing a circular rake zen pattern design on the toe vamp, followed by further rounded embroidery detailing the rears and heel counter. A combination of long nap Chewbacca and buttery suede uppers take on a minimalist grey build, matching its moccasin overstitch and lace system. The Clarks Originals lace fobs are swapped out with the signature Footpatrol Gasmask logo and an extra set of laces are treated in a darker shade of grey. Footpatrol and Clarks Originals dual-branding on the footbed are a nod to this dynamic partnership, and crepe soles lie underfoot for a sturdy completion to this unique design.
The Desert Trek Cup; also taking a creative nod from the rake patterns found in a Japanese Zen garden, lands in an ankle cut build while Grey suede informs the uppers with a more buttery feel on the sides, with the hairier Chewbacca suede adding durability to its rounded toe vamp. Rake patterns also provide decorative touches to the mudguard, sidewalls, and heels, and the lacing system is bolstered up with an extra set of laces too. Footpatrol branded ankle flaps and lace fob deliver a slice of nostalgia and branded insoles just sit above its thick welded crepe outsole.
Shop the Clarks Originals x Footpatrol collection in-store and online exclusively at Footpatrol.