11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi and Salomon have returned with the latest installment of their footwear collaboration, this time around utilizing the ever-popular GORE-TEX technology to upgrade the selection. Alongside equipping their chunky Bamba 2 sneakers with the waterproof fabrication, the brands have also unveiled a rugged new boot silhouette to serve as a seasonal addition to the range.
The Bamba 2 shoes are crafted in leather and jersey along the upper, and come coated in the similar copper and “Patina Grey” tones that made up one of last fall’s key releases for the model. Details like a concealed lace-up closure and transparent rubberized trim give the style a contemporary feel, while “S,” “11,” and “GORE-TEX” emblems stamp the sneakers with branding throughout.
Bringing in newness to the collaboration are the hefty GORE-TEX boots, which are offered in a black edition and a fresh “Patina Green” version. The upper is constructed of nubuck suede and textile panels for a layered aesthetic and is distinguished by a perforated design throughout. Faint smudge marks are applied along the green colorway for a worn-in look, while the black keeps things simpler with subtle grey logos that provide contrast. It’s finished off with a padded collar, pull loop and treaded rubber outsole.
The 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Edition Bamba 2 High-Top Sneakers are priced at $545 USD, while the 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Edition 2 GTX 11XS Boots retail for $575 USD. Both styles are available now at SSENSE’s webstore.
Elsewhere in footwear, GORE-TEX has recently made its way onto the Nike Air Force 1 High and Low silhouettes.