Parisian retailer The Broken Arm has revealed its eight collaboration with Salomon, following up the forest-toned XA-Alpine Mid that arrived last month. For the new collaboration, The Broken Arm has taken on Salomon’s Outpro silhouette, with a focus on its hardwearing and outdoors heritage.
The inspiration for this collaboration came from The Broken Arm’s interest in how outdoor and trail items have become frequently used by artisans and artists. Referencing this, the boutique partnered with Belgian artist Simon Laureyns to create an installation inspired by the collaboration.
With an influence from the everyday, hardwearing nature of Salomon shoes, The Broken Arm’s collaborative sneaker is constructed from the patented Matryx material. This material — which is extra robust due to its denser weaving — is finished in an earthy and muted colorway of “Peat/Black/Purple Corallites.” The sneaker is then finished with a Gore-Tex membrane, Salomon’s quicklace system and a treaded rubber outsole.
Take a look at the sneaker in the gallery above, and head over to The Broken Arm web store to pick up a pair. Laureyn’s installation is currently on show at The Broken Arm’s Paris location now.
In other footwear news, Salomon has also delivered new colors of its XT-6 ADV silhouette.