Salomon’s trail-ready ACS Pro Advanced sneaker gets the racing treatment
Salomon and Kar L’Art de L’Automobile have officially released their long-awaited collaboration after weeks of teasing. Composed of the Salomon ACS Pro Advanced sneaker and the clothing that goes with it, the collection is inspired by the Arthur Kar brand and the joys of running.
Pedal to the metal — The sneakers, which appear in two color variations, contrast Salomon’s usual makeovers and opt for something much bolder instead. Dubbed the “Kar ACS Pro”, the former is based on a red mesh with yellow and green overlays. It’s a sight for sore eyes – good or bad, it’s up to you – and pays homage to L’Art’s vintage garage logo.
The other pair is just as daring and is inspired by Kar’s “Karwasaki” motorcycle in pink and blue gradient. In this case, black serves as an accent shade on the mesh toe, inner lining and detailing. Both trainers feature Salomon and L’Art branding to the toe, tongue and heel, and a double heel tag takes its place at the back.
Apparel will also join sneakers in an exhibition of running-inspired clothing. Matching jackets and pants make up the tracksuits, graphic tees are full of “L’Art” and “Karacing” branding, and shorts and bucket hats follow a narrow plan. Socks complete the cut in black and white options. Oakley also joins the collection with the L’Art Vision Flak 2.0 and L’Art Vision Gascan sunglasses in the same two color schemes as the capsule.
Full gas without pause — If you’re familiar with the French boutique, you’ll recognize that the sneaker’s red/yellow/green patterns are also a nod to its use of traffic lights in past collabs. Its revamped previous Vans offering three Old Skool sneakers in the same color scheme. But if you’re a fan of the more neutral and colorless Salomon line, the ACS Pro Advanced trail sneaker, which debuted in 2021, has two other variants it can be more your speed.
Find the complete Salomon x Kar L’Art de L’Automobile collection on by Kar and of Solomon respective websites. They can be yours for around $240, a steal considering the French retailer claims kicks are faster than a car.