Mighty Crown x Clarks Originals Wallabee & Wallabee Boots VCY

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The legendary CLARKS brand continues to invite iconic streetwear labels and international artists to reinterpret some of its cult models. After the famous shop BODEGA, it’s the turn of one of the best reggae/dancehall sound system in the world MIGHTY CROWN to bring its touch to the Wallabee and Wallabee Boot.

This collab is part of the celebration of the 30 years of the music group.

Founded in 1991 by friends in Yokohama, Japan, MIGHTY CROWN has gradually gained fame by playing in clubs and selling self-produced mixtapes all over Japan. This sound system has been several times world champion, in front of Jamaicans, gaining respect and recognition from Reggae/Dancehall fans all over the world and especially in Jamaica.

MIGHTY CROWN has chosen an iconic shoe for all sound system enthusiasts and Jamaicans in particular. From New York to Kingston, the Wallabee had its golden age on the street in 90s/early 2000s. It’s an integral part of the street culture.

Based on the representative models Wallabee and Wallabee Boots VCY of Clarks Originals, 5 reinterpretations have been designed. What they have in common is the laser-printed sound system ‘crown’ logo. This branding detail adorns the toe box for the 2 versions of Wallabees that include raffia in their construction and decorates the side panels for the other shoes made from suede:  the 3rd Wallabee and the 2 colorways of Wallabees boots VCY.

The first two Wallabees consist of an upper that combines classic suede on the toe box and collar with hand-dyed natural raffia on the rest of the foot. The 1st iteration is dressed in shades of beige and the 2nd is presented in navy blue. The 3rd Wallabee in suede appears, as for it, in brown color. Brightly colored laces, respectively fuchsia pink, teal blue and red, add character and boldness to the model. Gold foil applied branding on the leather insoles and a traditional yellowed crepe sole harmoniously finalize the look.

Mighty Crown decided to modify 2 Wallabees Boots VCY, from the Varsity pack that pays tribute to the creators of the shoe brand : Cyrus and James Clark. It opts for a two-tone look navy/white or white/red bright and adorned with the ‘crown’ logo on the sides of the foot. The red CJ embroidery adorns the side heel and the sole stands out in bleached crepe. Like the other collaborative versions, they feature contrasting brightly colored laces, in this case red and blue respectively.

The 5 collaborative pairs feature a double co-branded hantags in different colors and come in a shoe bag.

The Mighty Crown x Clarks Originals Wallabee & Wallabee Boots will be released on different dates during 3 weeks on the sound system’s store, mcepremiumshop.stores.jp. The beige Wallabee will be released first, on December 3, 2022 for a price of $280 (¥38,500). The others will be launched a few days later. Stay tuned !

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