Price: ¥35,200 (about $305)
Release Date: January 15
Buy: in-store at BEAMS’ Japanese flagships
Editor’s Notes: Though it just dropped some exclusives
Specifically, the partnership involves BEAMS SSZ (Surf Skate Zine), a sub-label overseen by longtime buyer
Perhaps best known oversees for styling the extremely cool
Kato and Hasegawa actually just partnered on a pair of
They speak to Hasegawa’s obsession with ’90s-era youth clothing, a passion made clear by his predilection for creating looks with tremendously oversized workwear and streetwear pieces borrowed from his personal archive.
According to Hasegawa, the Wallaroo was last made over two decades ago and he saw them at a showroom around the turn of the millennium, though they were apparently never commercialized as the style never took off.
Hasegawa knows what he likes, though, so he asked for a pair — he still has and occasionally wears that sample pair to this day.
Mid-cut, laceless, and co-branded, the BEAMS SSZ x Akio Hasegawa x Clarks Wallaroo are pieced together from the requisite premium materials befitting the price tag.
They’re really Hasegawa at his best, plucking cool bits from bygone eras and giving them new life with a contemporary feel. As such, the Wallaroo’s not for everyone but those that get it will seek them out when they launch in Japan by mid-January.
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