We team up once again with the Mancunian purveyor of fine men’s clothing to update an archive classic.
After releasing our Unicorn Wallabees in collaboration with Oi Polloi in 2012, we’ve partnered again. This time, we’ve created the Wallabee Ridge – an updated version of our iconic, ‘70s Deep Country style. Originally designed for the outdoor man, the Deep Country was part of our much-loved Clarks Caravan collection – featuring generous wrappings of crepe sole to protect against the great British elements.
This new version is a little slicker and a little more refined, and we’ve brought it back with two of our favourite colourways. Rugged enough to go anywhere and made to outlast adventure.
For the Wallabee Ridge, we’ve slightly scaled back the crepe wrap sole. Crafted in soft full-grain leather, we’ve maintained the original’s three-eyelet upper, whilst adding gold foil branding along the footbed. The result? A refined update of a classic silhouette – available in Maple and Cola colourways.
“Why the Wallabee Ridge?” asks Steve Sanderson, Oi Polloi co-founder. Because it’s based on one of our favourite Wallabees of all time – the elusive Caravan. One of Mr. Steve McQueen’s favourite shoes was the Playboy, and the Caravan was described as the ultimate Playboy.