Get Exploring With Better™ Gift Shop and Salomon Advanced's XAPro 3D Mid GTX
A sneaker-boot hybrid that will take you from the streets to the mountains with ease.
For their third link-up, Better™ Gift Shop and Salomon Advanced are inspired by constant exploration, producing a collaborative take on the XAPro 3D Mid GTX. Be it in nature or the city, the sneaker-boot hybrid is designed to be fit and capable in all environments, something that’s underpinned by its colorway of tan and brown that’s constructed with vivid pops of yellow — tones that represent both urban and mountainous treks.
Aside from colors lending a functional aesthetic, the boot has been made to be as light as possible while also sturdy. This comes courtesy of a GORE-TEX upper that’ll keep the elements of nature at bay, while coated panels bearing Salomon branding will take a beating without showing too much wear or tear.
Likewise, the Energy Cell midsole is packed with EVA foam to absorb shocks, while cushioning on the instep will ensure less wear will be inflicted on to the pair. With Salomon’s proprietary 3D Chassis, your foot will be kept in place on tough terrains to stop your shoes from rolling, in turn giving you more grip. Completing the tactile touches is the puncture-resistant material that’s been added to the outsole, preventing things like stones or sharp rocks from entering the footbed.
Oliver Catahan, Better™ Gift Shop’s Co-Owner and GM, said, “The more you wear this boot, the more you realize that you need fewer footwear options, adding to our sustainability efforts by encouraging less consumption.”
The Better™ Gift Shop x Salomon Advanced XAPro 3D Mid GTX is priced at $220 USD and drops on December 16 via the A Better Gift Shop boutique, on its website, and on Salomon’s website, before dropping again on December 17 at select retailers around the world. Take a look at the pair above.
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