After releasing its take atop the XT-Quest 2 earlier this year, The Broken Arm is linking back up with Salomon this season to produce an X-ALPAGES GTX collaboration. For this initiative, the Parisian boutique and French sportswear imprint drew inspiration from the mountain hiking sphere and pieced together a sneaker that references outdoor equipment and trail signage.
A myriad of materials forms the pair’s top half. There are contrasting suedes that arrive in smooth fashion across the quarter panels and in a shaggy style across toe toe boxes, both of which are dyed in a maroon hue. Ripstop pokes out through the collars and arrives in a bold red tone while a splash of pink dresses up the mudguards to call out the colors of hiking trail signs. Its also lined with GORE-TEX to combat wet climate conditions. In terms of branding, Salomon‘s moniker is debossed on the lateral heels and a walking stick that is topped off with a tiny loop is embroidered into the tongues.
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