Salomon Drop Go-Anywhere CROSS ADVANCED SneakerRelease: 25 March 2022
The lifestyle-geared, performance-conscious products from Salomon's Sportstyle arm have been enjoying a tremendous wave of popularity in recent months, and the brand is looking to keep the ball rolling with a new silhouette dubbed the CROSS ADVANCED. Debuting in a two-tone white/black colourway and an all-black makeup, the CROSS ADVANCED combines the sleek build and technical design details of a road running shoe with the lugged outsole of a hiker, making for a sneaker that's equally apt at trudging city streets as it is tackling treacherous trails.
Salomon says the CROSS ADVANCED 'speaks a fluid and organic language of progressive design vision.' If that marketing mumbo-jumbo makes your head spin, what it means in layman's terms is that the CROSS ADVANCED is able to pull off the usually-jarring combination of a chunky outsole and a slim upper because the design details that trim the top half and rise up onto the toe provide a middle ground between the two divergent pieces.
From a technical standpoint, the CROSS ADVANCED uses a Contagrip outsole for exemplary traction, placed below a cushy EVA foam midsole. The mesh upper is streamlined by a heat-welded construction, and a TPU film overlay (the design detail mentioned above) offers abrasion protection to match its looks.
Both colourways of the Salomon CROSS ADVANCED are available now at the Salomon webstore and select European retailers. The brand has also announced that the CROSS ADVANCED will release at North American outposts in the coming weeks.