The Comme des Garçons x Salomon Colab is Intended for Different TrailsRelease: 18 March 2021
Salomon may be an established name in the ski and trail-running disciplines, but their latest undertaking sees the French brand venturing into relatively unchartered territory. While their regular collaborations with the likes of The Broken Arm and Boris Bidjan Saberi have helped Salomon dip their toes into the fas-hun world, this new union with edgy Comme des Garçons is the most ambitious yet.
The colab sees heavily modified versions of Salomon’s Sense Feel and RX 3.0 models. Okay, let’s address the monochromatic elephant in the room: the Sense Feel’s platform midsole is huge. CdG are no strangers to literally elevating their footwear, but this hunk of foam redefines Salomon’s usual ascent. Questionable ergonomics aside, the upper is still super techy with one piece mesh, welded support, and the patented QuickLace system.
Meanwhile, the RX 3.0 is the more accessible design of the pair, and is essentially a Mary Jane modification of Salomon’s meshy post-activity mule. This edit adds a heel cup and traditional instep buckle strap – somewhat ironically making for a fairly conventional offering by CdG. The model reserves its original trail tech too, namely its ContraGrip outsole.
Unsurprisingly, the RX 3.0 is already sold out from Dover St Market’s online store, but there may be stock at their brick and mortar locations. The Sense Feel is in abundance.