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Clarks Wallabees - yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Bandwagonesque, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Parker

    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.
     
  2. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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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
     
  3. grilledcheese

    grilledcheese Senior member

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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..."
     
  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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

    Chip Senior member

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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.
     
  6. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    i got mine for $60 shipped from ktothe on superF
     
  7. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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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.
     
  8. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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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.......
     
  9. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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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.
     
  10. tangerine

    tangerine Senior member

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

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    if you have small feet, im selling a pair of wallabees in brown suede, size 7
     
  12. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    What do you guys think of the Metro Grooves? [​IMG] (TTYTT, I wouldn't have given Clarks a second glance until you guys expressed so much appreciation. I'm going to go try some on, but just looking at photos I'm worried the Desert Boots are a little clunky and I can't stand the toe stitching on the Treks or Wallabees.) PS: Just noticed they're like double the price of the Desert Boots - WTF Clarks?!
     
  13. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    The Metro Grooves are busy and ugly. Desert Boots are not even remotely clunky. They're extremely neutral and low key.
     
  14. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    seconded. those boots are an abomination. treks are the antithesis of clunky.

    the only acceptable clarks are the OGs:

    wallabees (high or low, but not wallaroo)
    desert treks
    desert khans
    desert boots

    hope that helps!!!
     
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    whodini Senior member

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    They spelled "cool" with a "k."
     
  18. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    the only acceptable clarks are the OGs: wallabees (high or low, but not wallaroo) desert treks desert khans desert boots
    I assume the perforated Khans are over the top? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    So an update... I bought the Wallys, but later returned them. They were quite comfortable, and looked fine, but didn't quite go with slimmer fitting jeans. They needed a wider straight, or boot-cut to look good IMO. Also, the construction felt a little cheap. I could easily see the stitching coming apart, or the sole falling off after a few months.
     
  20. watchman

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    hell yay. i love mine
     

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