Five years ago, the cult-loved Parisian retailer The Broken Arm teamed up with the Italian mountaineering label Salomon on a pair of ultra-functional, high-top sneakers. The shoe, a technical style designed for snow sports, was remixed ever so slightly to make it suitable for everyday wear—and then dressed up with hype-worthy flare. The bold orange accent at the heel made it look more like a limited-edition Nike designed by Errolson Hugh than something you’d see trudging through the snow. Sneakerheads and menswear fanatics went wild. A few years later, the duo released another bonafide smash in the form of a rainbow-colored XT-4. Now, The Broken Arm and Salomon are back again with a sneaker that feels even more tech-forward than any previous collabs.
Even without the co-sign from a cool French shop, the stock of Salomon sneakers has been rising steadlily for years. If