Continuing their dynamic streak of collaborative efforts, Palace Skateboards and Salomon have once again joined forces, this time breathing new life into Salomon's XT-Wings 2 trail shoe. Coming hot on the heels of Palace's recent team-ups with McDonald's and Crocs, this marks the duo's fourth collaborative venture. It's clear that the synergy between the London-based skate icon and the trail-running experts from Salomon has found a comfortable stride.
The collection comes in dual tones: a sleek black and an immaculate white, each popping with high-gloss overlays that envelope the base layer of the shoe. The collaboration manages to intermingle brand identities effortlessly; Salomon’s name graces the lateral heel, while co-branded Palace and Salomon tags weave along the throat of the shoe. Adding an exclamation point is Palace's iconic Tri-Ferg emblem, boldly emblazoned on the rear. The footwear's unique allure is further heightened by a marbled pattern on the rubber outsoles, a design choice that lends the pair an extra dash of flair.
For the campaign, Salomon is pulling no punches. They've enlisted running icon Courtney Dauwalter, a course record holder in three of the world's most grueling trail runs, to don the collaborative footwear. Synchronically, the shoe is set to launch on September 1st, the very day Dauwalter takes to the starting line at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) race. Priced at $160 USD, the collection will be available in the US, EU, and UK on online at palaceskateboards.com, with a later release in Japan and China.