The Collabs: Clarks Originals Teams Up With Retailer Bodega for Wallabee Collection + More News

Nov. 13, 2019: Specialty boutique Bodega is partnering with British brand Clarks Originals for an update to the brand’s signature Wallabee boot. The style will come in two colorways, both made with an elaborate patchwork design for the uppers. The retailer’s take on the silhouette evokes a modern, elevated streetwear design of the Wallabee. “The creativity inherent to the Bodega brand, as well their emphasis on community and culture, make it the perfect fit for a collaboration,” said Clarks CMO Tara McRae. “These elements come through in the design details, which echo the history of the iconic Clarks Wallabee.” The boots retail for $200, and will be available on Bdgastore.com as well as Bodega’s stores in Boston and Los Angeles.

Nov. 13, 2019: In celebration of the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, sneaker retailer Footaction has partnered with designer and FourTwoFour co-founder Guillermo Andrade have created a collection of T-shirts that’s available now. Andrade used inspiration from this year’s Latin Grammy Awards nominees — including Bad Bunny, Greeicy, Sebastián Yatra and Christian Nodal — to create the looks and according to Footaction, worked with them “to interpret their individual and signature styles” into the T-shirts. For each T-shirt sold, which can be purchased via Capsulebyfootaction.com and on the Frenzy App for $49.50, a donation of $5 will be made to the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation’s philanthropic efforts.

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One of the T-shirts from the Footaction x Guillermo Andrade x 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards collection.
CREDIT: Footaction

Nov. 13, 2019: Mytheresa and Christian Louboutin have joined forces for an exclusive holiday collection. The eight-piece capsule reinterprets the French cobbler’s signature styles in shades of black, white, silver and, last but not least, that vibrant ‘Loubi’ red. All, of course, feature Christian Louboutin’s iconic glossy red soles too. Styles include sky-scraping stilettos adorned with a dramatic bow to the rear, pumps embellished with shimmering silver crystals, fierce studded ankle boots and some exceptionally bling sneakers. The Mytheresa x Christian Louboutin capsule is available globally on Mytheresa as of today. Prices range from $875 to $1646.

Christian Louboutin x Mytheresa holiday capsule.
Christian Louboutin x Mytheresa holiday capsule.
CREDIT: Mytheresa

Nov. 12, 2019: This holiday season, Sperry is partnering with Goop on a limited-edition collection of women’s styles that put a modern twist on the classic Sperry Saltwater duck boot in custom designs. The styles include the Saltwater Tall Lace-Up duck boot and Saltwater Tall Lace-UP Luxe Leather duck boot, both retailing for $180. Features include microfleece linings, brass eyelets and outsoles with Wave-Siping for traction. The collection is available on Goop.com, Goop lab stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London, and the Goop MRKT Chicago and Goop MRKT Aspen pop-ups. The collection will be available on Sperry.com beginning on Nov. 20.

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Sperry x Goop duck boots.
CREDIT: Sperry

Nov. 11, 2019: Kith and Disney have joined forces with Converse on a collection in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary. The new capsule includes three iterations of the classic Chuck Taylor 1970 style launching on Nov. 18 at all Kith shops and Kith.com. The fabrications include a plush sherpa fleece interior, parchment canvas and a soft leather upper — all with touches of Mickey Mouse and his color scheme.

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Chuck Taylor 1970 sneakers from Kith’s collaboration with Disney and Converse.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Kith

Nov 8, 2019: Outdoor brand Danner has partnered with ready-to-wear,  accessories and home decor designer Cynthia Rowley for a fresh take on the Trail 2650 hiker. Named after the 2,650-mile-long Pacific Coast Trail, it can transition from the trail to city streets. “Danner embodies the same spirit of travel and adventure as we do and we are excited to inspire wanderlust through this collaboration.” The shoe features a breathable mesh lining, Vibram outsole with Megagrip technology and Ortholite footbed. Available in women’s sizes 5 to 11, the shoe retails for and is available at Danner.com.

Nov. 6, 2019: Ugg and Footaction are partnering together for the fourth time — and they’re tapping A$AP Jscott and A$AP Lou of the Cozy Boys for their campaign. The brands have collaborated on chukka boots in two colorways. The Neumel chukka boot features gold hardware and street-ready construction, with a suede and wool footbed and a durable outsole. The silhouettes are available now on Footaction.com, Ugg.com and at both brands’ retail locations.

The Cozy Boys in an Ugg x Footaction campaign.
The Cozy Boys in an Ugg x Footaction campaign.
CREDIT: Courtesy

Nov. 4, 2019: Throughout 2019, Zappos is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of exclusive collabs, and the latest will have you craving a sweet treat. The e-tailer has partnered with running brand Brooks on two cupcake colorways of its Ghost 12 sneaker, which have sprinkle patterns and a bold color palette. The running shoes retail for $130 and come in men’s and women’s sizing. They’re available now only at Zappos.com.

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Zappos x Brooks Ghost 12 running sneaker.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Zappos

Nov. 4, 2019: To celebrate its 40th birthday, Melissa has developed a silhouette that merges elements from five of its reissued styles, all dating to 1990–2005, in partnership with shoe designer Helen Kirkum. The Melissa Core + Helen Kirkum shoes are available at Galeria Melissa NY starting today; shoppers can nab them online at Shopmelissa.com, beginning Nov. 14.

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Melissa Core + Helen Kirkum shoes.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

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