Live from the UK, it’s DOOM, the masked rapper. Today, Clarks x Lex Records previewed a collaboration between the villain and the almighty show brand for DOOM’s very own version of vintage Wallabees (Ghostface’s personal favorite). It’s part of the Clarks Original Pioneers campaign, and who better to represent the brand than a guy who Loves Wu-Tang?
About the shoe: Butter soft grained brown leather from UK based tannery Steads has been used for the upper and folded over at the heel to reveal the suede inside. The stitching on the toe of the wallabee is made from a special light reflective 3M material that glows when light is shone onto it – this same detail is also repeated throughout the brown striped laces.
The lining of the shoe is a custom repeat mask pattern material in cream and grey with each mask containing the red ruby. The insole is embossed with a genuine DOOM signature that was written in ink and scanned in with no retouching so the little ink splatters are still present. To finish, the back of the heel is embossed with the iconic DOOM mask and the classic wallabee tab is remixed with a DOOM throw on the reverse.
Watch the exclusive video of DOOM explaining the concept behind the shoe. He seems pretty happy in exile. — Max Weinstein