Avnier x Salomon Mirage Efffect S-Lab XT 5 Softground

Flying straight to the top of the Proper office want list is the third collab from Salomon and Parisian streetwear label Avnier. Inspired by the legendary Marathon des Sables AKA ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ the “Mirage Efffect” S-Lab XT 5 Softground features a colour palette of sand, ivory and stone that reflects the neutral tones of the desert: sand, ivory and stone. Whilst the electric blues and laser foils give the impression of a hazy desert mirage and the allure of shimmering water amongst the unforgiving sandy dunes. Or as Anvier’s creative director Sébastian Strappazzon puts it “(I wanted) to explore the paradox between freedom and restraint, relaxed and controlled, dualities that one may find through the desolated landscapes of the Sahara where a sense of endless freedom contrasts with the restraining conditions of the desert”. Constructed from a combination of progressive textiles, the uppers come with perforated mesh, bonded graphics and ripstop nylon with an Anvier logo features on the tongue beneath that Quicklace Salomon lacing system. The S-labs are available from from tomorrow (17.06.20) at 11.30am.

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