Clarks Originals | DOOM: A Metal-Faced Classic

Clarks Originals | DOOM: A Metal-Faced Classic

Our Wallabee shoe has had a long-standing relationship with hip-hop. Now, DOOM is continuing that tradition with a limited edition Wallabee for Spring/Summer 2014.

Clarks Originals are the classic Wallabee joints. It’s in the name – they’re classics, Originals. You see these? Asks DOOM. “Only rich cats had these back in the day.” An icon of hip-hop for nearly 20 years, the mysterious super villain has worked with the likes of Danger Mouse, Ghostface Killah, Madlib and Thom Yorke – as well as releasing a slew of critically acclaimed solo albums.

Boasting a unique lyrical style that has garnered a cult following worldwide, DOOM’s favourite shoe is our Clarks Originals Wallabee. So we collaborated with the rapper to co-create a new version with a Metal Face twist.

 

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Our Wallabee shoe has had a long-standing relationship with hip-hop – ever since the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah (aka the Wallabee Champ) started custom dying his. Now, DOOM is continuing that tradition with a limited edition Wallabee for Spring/Summer 2014.

“I was trying to think how I could add to an Originals”, explains DOOM. “Originals are classy joints, so I had to work out what I could add without taking away from that feel.”

Crafted with premium leather, the New York rapper added reflective stitching and piping in the laces – giving the shoe a metallic touch. Other highlights include a lining bearing DOOM’s iconic mask, as well as statement embossing on the side of the heel with DOOM branding.

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DOOM also remixed his JJ DOOM track ‘Bookhead’ for our Originals Pioneers project – sampling sounds he recorded whilst visiting Clarks Originals HQ in Street, Somerset. Listen to – and watch the video for – the track.

And watch our DOOM documentary below:

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