Clarks’ Wallabee has become a solid piece to the casual wear puzzle for many with its iconic styles and world-wide adoration. But for the 2008 fall/winter collection, Clarks Originals’ decided to re-interpret the Wallabee to reflect the model’s cross-cultural fanbase in Tokyo and New York City and the growing times. The end result is Clarks’ own hybrid of the Wallabee, the Wallabee Akasha. This contemporary update includes a high-quality quilted suede and gone is the familiar and original crepe sole in favor of a more sneaker-like sole. For Clarks’ long-time enthusiasts and for those a fan of the classic styles of the Wallabee this may cause some commotion but this arguably presents a new approach to one of footwear’s icons.