While growing up in high-school Clark Wallabees were the staple, at least on my side of town. Famed for its distinctive look and extravagant colors, the “Wally” is a cultural classic that resonates with a generation who grew up with 90’s hip-hop, a time when 36 Chambers reigned supreme. Who can forget the countless options: black leather on black sole, green suede or brown leather on a gum sole; I can go on for days. Experiencing a resurgence in the footwear community over the last few years, it’s only fitting for Fingers to take a closer look at the effect it has had on Jamaica, a country where it has been accepted as the “un-official” choice of footwear.
Available in select bookshops on October 16th, 2012.