Clarks x Wood Wood
Wood Wood and Clarks Sportswear have joined forces to create a new take on the Tawyer. The shoe takes its inspiration from the Wood Wood SS14 collection 'Utopia' and will be pre-launched in W.W. stores March 6th 2014 followed by a release in selected retailers worldwide March 15th.
For the collaboration, Wood Wood have chosen to work on the Clarks Originals Wallabee- inspired Tawyer, adding unorthodox cut-lines with hidden stitches and a two-tone navy and burgundy colourway with hints of natural leather. The Tawyer features elements from the Wood Wood SS14 collection 'Utopia' that especially become visible on the printed insole and the em- bossed leather pull-tab.
The two-tone upper of the shoe is executed in soft matt nubuck leather and the shoe features leather laces and a lightly padded collar and interior fit-sock adding a sporty element and a snug fit. All of this is sitting on a contrasting white midsole rounding up a unique Wood Wood inter- pretation of the Clarks Sportswear Tawyer.
For the release Anders Malmberg made a trilogy of videos that were premiered on Hypebeast prior to the release. A trilogy of photography made by Sacha Maric was flyposted on the streets of Berlin and another trilogy was presented along with an interview with co-founder Brian SS Jensen on i-D at the day of the release.
The shoe launched for sale March 2014.