During the presentation of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection earlier this month, the American shop BODEGA unveiled a brand new collab with CLARKS based on the iconic Wallabee silhouette. Dubbed « Heritage Patchwork », the exclusive shoe was presented in detail and gets a release date.
In 2019, the legendary shoe brand and the streetwear retailer had partnered for the 1st time. The partners had offered us a patchwork-inspired Wallabee duo (article available HERE).
For this new opus, the partners keep the patchwork spirit of their 1st collab, while opting for materials with various patterns and autumnal colors.
This new version of the famous Wallabee boot reimagined by BODEGA has an « English chic » look. It combines tan suede with corduroy and brown leather, blue suede imitating denim and tweed with a typical mustard/brown zig-zag pattern. The brown laces appear extra thick and twisted, and feature a stylish brown leather dubrae with BODEGA’s B logo. To complete the look, the pair presentes a red insole with gold co-branding, a double hangtag with the names of the 2 partners and a BODEGA leather tag sewn into the collar. The whole is based on a yellowed vintage crepe sole that harmoniously finalizes the design.
Bodega commented : « With a denim jacket, scaly cap and a pair of corduroys, or with a pair of perfectly seasonal jeans, a rugby top, under a military jacket, at the new age English breakfast of tweed blazer and cable knit cricket sweater paired with a hoodie and camo cargo shorts, the Heritage Patchwork Wallabees stand up to any cut in a way that would scare off other options. »
The Bodega x Clarks Originals Wallabee 2.0 « Heritage Patchwork » will be released on October 28, 2022 for $200 at BODEGA stores in Boston and Los Angeles on a first-come, first-served basis, and online at bdgastore.com. Be ready !