Ski giant Salomon usually manages to stay clear of hype driven product (probably through no want of their own – more so due to their position as the big dog in the industry), but this release with Topo Designs is worth a mention. The ski brand has come together with the US-based outdoors accessory manufacturer to produce a small capsule, consisting simply of a backpack and pair of sneakers. Anyone who owns a Topo Designs pack will attest to their quality, and this one’s got the color palette to match. The real point of interest however is the sneakers, which might at first be mistaken for an eclectic pair of New Balance – they’ve got a great silhouette and are no doubt constructed with technicality and utility in mind.
Check out the preview ahead of a 2015 launch.