Sunday, 20 July 2008
The Wallabee Champ
The only trainers I buy are Nikes, and the only 'proper' shoes I buy are Clarks. Clarks' Wallabees to be precise. Effortlessly stylish, never dated and comfy as you like. Ghostface, amongst others, has a particular soft spot for the luxury suede footwear, naming an entire album after them and also concocting some of the most hideous colour combos known to man for the sleeve of his 'Ironman' LP. I prefer to stick with the standard tan or 'chestnut' brown hi-tops, but Ghost obviously has a more flamboyant approach. Anyway, here's a little promotional 45 probably released in the late 60's or early 70's (no date on label), dedicated the classic British comfort shoe. 'Walking Free' is a soft pop groove very typical of advertising jingles of the time. Bright and chirpy with a positive message...lovely Sunday morning driving music. Enjoy.
Unknown artist 'Walking Free' (196/7? Clarks promo 45)