The Clarks Wallabee is a classic shiloette that usually comes without many frills. Ghostface Kilah’s favorite shoe gets a special collaboration by way of BEAMS. The Tokyo based department store upgrades the suede upper with a Vibram Christo sole. If that wasn’t enough the inner is lined with GORE-TEX for weather and water resistance. All in all this collaboration just makes me wish this model would be more universally available.
The shoes are available for pre-order on BEAMS’s website for ¥31,320 JPY (about $280 USD).
You may have heard of foot the coacher before via their collaboration with The Soloist. The japanese footwear company hones in bespoke level shoes and sneakers. This season foot the coacher offers up something a collection of new offering using high grade cowhide leathers and the Vibram soles. Of particular interest are these joints, a punk-inspired creeper style with a woven upper and piping at the toe box. The closure comes via metal D-ring lace loops with woven two-tone laces. The shoe sits on top of a Vibram® Moreflex outsole Goodyear welt construction allows the sole to be replaced when worn out. The entire collaboration is available via HAVEN.
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I’ve spent most my life firmly in the anti-boat shoe camp. The shoe conjures up images of frat parties and business casual conferences at the local Howard Johnson, but leave it up to Visvim to upgrade this prep staple into something more than the sum of it’s parts. These deserve to be on the deck of a mega yacht, not your buddy Steve’s poor excuse for a speedboat.
Find these over at Mr.Porter.