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Spray-Painted Clarks Wallabees by Virgil Abloh Protégé YOSHI

Date: October 30 2019

By: Minh Vuong

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Cool Japanese kid YOSHI has revealed what looks like personally custom-painted Clarks Wallabees on his Instagram, and has sent Sneaker Freaker some hi-res shots. Possibly referencing the 90s Wu-Tang Clan–associated practice of two-faced dyed Wallees, the above pair features blacked-out cosmic spray on the medial side, and pink smear on the lateral. On the lateral side vamp, the numbers one to 10 are written boldly.

On his Instagram, YOSHI cryptically puts a question mark in ‘Collab?’ and a hashtag suggesting something is happening on November 4. With a bit of Google-fu and babel fish consumption, it turns out these are one of 10 custom painted Wallabees by the teen, with five pairs each for men and women.

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Collab? 😎 @clarksoriginals × @yoshi.226 Art by YOSHI #20191104
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They are available for raffle via Japanese retailer Hankyu in Umeda, Osaka. The event coincides with Clarks launching their AW 2019 collection in Japan. All info here.

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