Season: Fall/Winter 2021
Editor’s Notes: Each time BEAMS and Salomon have met up — four times, thus far — they’ve dropped something that wholly eschews fashion for function. That isn’t to say that the resulting sneakers look bad (they don’t), but that every design they drop has ignored trendy colorways or flashy logos in favor of repurposed heritage.
So it goes for this latest team-up, which sees BEAMS granting new life to Salomon’s XA PRO 1 GORE-TEX sneaker, a 2001 model ripped from the archives especially for this drop. It’s rendered here in gently asymmetric shades of blue — dark on the medial side, light on the lateral — and sports the usual Salomon specifications, like Quicklace and a grippy, EVA-cushioned sole unit in a package that neatly blends old school looks with contemporary tech.
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