Clarks Wallabees - yay or nay?

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  1. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Ha ha! Oh, I can see I won't get any love for the Wallabees here. [​IMG] I've always heard they were really comfortable for walking in. I was looking for a crepe sole alternative to the narrow desert boots, which I absolutely love. I know that driving loafers don't get much love either in these parts, but I do like the look of them with some casual outfits. However, since I spend more time on my feet than behind a wheel, I felt the Wallabees would be more practical.

    Guess I'll have to move on then... [​IMG]
     


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    Ha ha! Oh, I can see I won't get any love for the Wallabees here. [​IMG] I've always heard they were really comfortable for walking in. I was looking for a crepe sole alternative to the narrow desert boots, which I absolutely love. I know that driving loafers don't get much love either in these parts, but I do like the look of them with some casual outfits. However, since I spend more time on my feet than behind a wheel, I felt the Wallabees would be more practical.

    Guess I'll have to move on then... [​IMG]

    Aren't desert boots available in any larger widths? You may also find some chukka boots with such soles; I have a pair of old Facconable brown suede chukka boots like that.
     


  3. Bandwagonesque

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    Aren't desert boots available in any larger widths? You may also find some chukka boots with such soles; I have a pair of old Facconable brown suede chukka boots like that.

    Hmm.. selection where I live is quite limited. I've only seen Clarks desert boots in whatever width is the standard for them (D?). I'm reluctant to order any shoes from Zappos, since it would have to be done through a mail forwarder (I'm Canadian). I'll look around in Montreal next time perhaps.
     


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    Ha ha! Oh, I can see I won't get any love for the Wallabees here. [​IMG] I've always heard they were really comfortable for walking in. I was looking for a crepe sole alternative to the narrow desert boots, which I absolutely love. I know that driving loafers don't get much love either in these parts, but I do like the look of them with some casual outfits. However, since I spend more time on my feet than behind a wheel, I felt the Wallabees would be more practical.

    Guess I'll have to move on then... [​IMG]


    i still love wallabies even though i find myself wearing them less and less nowadays. still one of the most comfy/casual/dressy shoe i own. works great at the office and great at the bar.
     


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    They're classics, but an aquired taste. I like them, but can't bring myself to buy them.
     


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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I always think Wallabees make guys look like they're in the third grade. They are just too clunky and fuzzy. But, I am a big fan of the Desert Trek. It's got a lower profile and is a tad less clunky. The Desert Boot is even simpler. I like to wear my Treks and walk really fast down the sidewalk pretending I'm Richard Ashcroft in that Bittersweet Symphony video.

    Nay on the driving shoes unless you're actually driving. My 2 cents.
     


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    I always think Wallabees make guys look like they're in the third grade. They are just too clunky and fuzzy. But, I am a big fan of the Desert Trek. It's got a lower profile and is a tad less clunky. The Desert Boot is even simpler. I like to wear my Treks and walk really fast down the sidewalk pretending I'm Richard Ashcroft in that Bittersweet Symphony video.

    Nay on the driving shoes unless you're actually driving. My 2 cents.


    does he wear desert treks in that video? i always was under the assumption he wore wallies because of the urban hymns cover
     


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    I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Wallys are great.
    In fact I rocked my chocolate leather w/ Brioni cords, D&G dress shirt, & wool/mohair sportcoat just the other day on some Ivy League stuff.
    Sounds like denimdestroyedmylife and I need to link up and twist one while discussing the various ways to successfully do Wallys...

    "Check it out BOOM. See, you get the cream joints, right, and check it out BOOM, an an you die the top part blue..."
     


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    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    I am this close to starting a lyrics about Wallabees thread. mmmmm... grilled cheeeeeeese.
     


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    Shit...I didnt think there was gonna be this much hate or should I say not enough love for Wallabees. Theyre CLASSICS!! Full grain leather outside and in so your stank feet wont produce funky odors or sweat, nature formed last for natural toe spread, crepe outsole for cushion. Perfect for walking your happy ass to wherever.

    I just picked up the swamp green boot from one of the outlets for $70.

    Love.
     


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    i got mine for $60 shipped from ktothe on superF
     


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    does he wear desert treks in that video? i always was under the assumption he wore wallies because of the urban hymns cover

    Man, it's been ages since I've seen that video. Just saw the extra-pixelized version of it on YouTube, and it looks like either the ugly black leather Wallabee or the somewhat less ugly black suede Wallabee.

    I still dig the tan suede ones on the Urban Hymns cover. I'm gonna go ahead and order them, and rock them when I need a travel/waking shoe, or when I don't shave and doin' the corduroy hippie hobo thing.
     


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    Man, it's been ages since I've seen that video. Just saw the extra-pixelized version of it on YouTube, and it looks like either the ugly black leather Wallabee or the somewhat less ugly black suede Wallabee.

    I still dig the tan suede ones on the Urban Hymns cover. I'm gonna go ahead and order them, and rock them when I need a travel/waking shoe, or when I don't shave and doin' the corduroy hippie hobo thing.



    start knocking people over while walking on the street.......
     


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    start knocking people over while walking on the street.......

    I already do. Except since I'm Canadian, I don't just bump into them, I body check them and tell them to keep their head up next time.
     


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    I have never liked the look of Wallabees, though I do love the Bittersweet Symphony video.
     


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