Clarks Originals Team Up With Levi’s For Some Madchester Inspired Classics
The Clarks Originals x Levi’s collection features a trio of crepe sole styles like the classic Wallabee with a late 80s Madchester twist.
Whenever you speak to people in Manchester who actually lived through the Madchester scene, there’s a lot of different stories out there that usually involve guns & substances. The stereotypical look of ravers’ the typical “fashion” magazine’s often portray can be a lot different to what people actually wore in the likes of the Hacienda in the late 1980s. It’s important to understand the different areas of Greater Manchester, and further afield, to truly understand the scene. For example; local lads from Salford weren’t exactly rocking up to the doors with boot cut jeans and smiley face t-shirts. It was kind of a bit like the whole casual scene of the early to mid 80s, although the flamboyant sportswear & adidas Handball’s were ditched for smart Lacoste shirts & Wallabees. For June 2021, Clarks Originals have now teamed up with Levi’s on the ‘Loose Fix’ collection which gives a nod to Madchester’s rave revolution and the all important Wallabee shoe.
The late 80s Madchester scene was all about designer gear. Whether that was Cerutti 1881, Stone Island, Paul Smith, Chevignon or Clarks Wallabees. The Clarks Wallabee in particular was a massive hit on the Madchester scene. A great alternative for the “No Trainers” door policies, but still comfy enough to “bang it out” to Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley. The shoes quickly became the go to style for those looking for a slightly smarter alternative on the North West’s bourgeoning Acid House scene.
Featuring a trio of classic crep sole styles, the ‘Loose Fix’ collection will certainly add some much needed colour to your wardrobe. Featuring the classic Wallabee, the Desert Boot & the more recently released Weaver, which is slimmed down version of the Wallabee. Each style features premium suede uppers in a selection of bold colourways such as pink, light blue & yellow. Other highlights include the signature crep rubber sole unit underfoot for that all important classic Clarks look & collaboration branding to the lace tags.
The Clarks Originals x Levi’s Wallabee, Desert Boot & Weaver ‘Madchester’ shoes will be dropping on Friday 11th June 2021 from a range of retailers we work with. Shop the drop now via the links below & don’t forget to subscribe to mint. & follow @the_mint_mag to keep up to date with all the latest apparel, footwear & everything else in between.