Salomon’s skyline-inspired XT-6 sneakers are functional and fashionable
As outdoor gear finds new purpose as streetwear (and even luxury streetwear), Salomon sneakers originally intended for trail hiking have become streetstyle grails. The brand’s kicks now brave Brooklyn neighborhoods as much as the great outdoors, lending their functional characteristics to both environments. As a result, however, their practicality has been contradicted by inconvenient prices on the resale market – meaning you need to act fast if you’re looking to snag a pair.
Fortunately, Salomon has been generous with new offerings so far: Following its collaboration with The Broken Arm, the brand presents a summer range of its beloved XT-6 trainers. Dubbed the “Skyline” series, the shoes are inspired by color transitions found from dawn to dusk and feature light gradients throughout their sublimated mesh upper.
Designed for optimal performance anywhere — The durable TPU film zigzags across the sneaker’s upper, providing a waterproof and abrasion-resistant structure as well as an element of style. Salomon’s minimalist Quicklace ™ system allows users to tighten their shoes with one touch – a practical detail whether you’re commuting around town or in the mountains – while the molded OrthoLite® liners help provide all-round comfort. throughout the day and improve your performance.
A dual-density midsole with EVA cushioning protects feet and ensures soft landings whether you’re hopping over rocks or cement curbs. Mud Contragrip soles, with pointed lugs, provide maximum traction in slippery outdoor conditions – even on loose, soft, rugged and uneven surfaces, according to the Salomon website. An Agile Chassis™ system completes the sneaker, giving you stability with every step.
Another day, another Solomon – The three new XT-6 “Skyline” sneakers include an orange and cream “Morning Dawn” color scheme, a contrasting purple and orange “Sunset” pair, and a blue and white “Cold Night” color scheme. Each will undoubtedly sell out – this last one already has – meaning you need to act fast if you’re interested in performance kicks. “Skyline” pairs are available now via Solomon’s website for $190 each, a price that includes the features listed above (and more). Trust that you won’t regret investing in the durable XT-6 kicks – just be sure to snag them before the sun goes down.