Clarks Originals Wallabees: bringing sole to city streets
For rapper Slick Rick, the 80s were a monumental decade ― not only for his debut studio album Midas Touch, but for his first pair of soon-to-be iconic Clarks Originals Wallabees.
In more recent years, the rapper has revived his career with fresh music videos and tracks after a nearly 20 year hiatus. His signature style of suede kicks is unchanged tho, and when he takes on his favorite NYC streets, "most of the time, [he's] got Clarks on" ― according to his recent mini-documentary where he opens up on his longtime connection with the brand: 'Mind-Body-Sole'.
The title references the mindset behind the rapper's distinct fashion taste ― if hats represent the mind and clothes represent the body, Clarks are what give his looks sole (pun intended). He compares the iconically diverse NYC streets to the versatility of the pair ― and with built-to-last quality that uses some of the world's finest leather, you can expect the look to keep up in the city that never sleeps.
Clarks has been crafting their simple yet distinct pairs since 1825, and have valued quality materials from the jump ― they're even a founding member of the Leather Working Group (LWG), considered to be the highest environmental standard for leathers. In fact, 90% of the brand's leathers are sourced from LWG rated tanneries, which actively seek to reduce their environmental footprint from start to finish.
Medal-rated leather and suede makes each pair ultra-durable and ultra-premium, creating the ideal kicks to carry Slick Rick thru his nearly 40-year long career ― especially since for him, fashion goes beyond aesthetics, it's about "the sense of touch". We relate.
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