Wallys: (noun) Short for "Wallabees", perhaps the most popular shoe ever made by Clarks of England. The shoe is a variant of the also popular Desert Chukka type shoes (still made by Clarks today and recently enjoying a boost in Carribean sales - primarily Jamaican - thanks to a song/video by Vybz Cartel which focuses on the Wallabee and Desert Trek shoes. In the early 90's the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan helped popularize the Wallabee (even featuring them custom-dyed in various colorways on the cover over Ghostface Killah's solo album "Ironman" - a personality who has always been infatuated with the shoe, perhaps most of any known rapper- though the shoes have long been an urban staple for men's wardrobes starting in the 50's and then riding the ebb and flow of style but never completely out of style. Around 2000, brands that made made mainly skateboarding shoes began to make shoes that were all but exact copies of the classic shoe. Knock-offs had always been popular, but after the late 90's one could find shoes "inspired" by the Clarks Wallabee (usually with a more conventional sole swapped out for the trademark gum sole) in Wal-Mart , etc.
The police stopped me and had me stripped down to my Wallys