After their lauded collaboration together last year, Toronto-based Better Gift Shop and French alpinist legends Salomon are back with a new collaboration starring a humble and beautiful reinterpretation of the Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX.
The model is colored in a purplish-red mesh upper with black TPU mudguards and overlays. Pink and navy-blue accents grace the heel tab, heel branding and lace cage, and the model is finished off with a black Contagrip outsole and speed lacing system. The entire silhouette is encased in a GORE-TEX membrane, so wearers will never have to worry about dry feet or slippery terrain.
While Salomon wearers tend to hail from relatively insular communities—many come from the realms of either of true-blue trail hounds or flaunt their alpine gear in high fashion circles–the Better™ Gift Shop x Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX is meant to be a durable daily driver that can handle the inclement weather and wet trails that Toronto tends to throw at the Better shop staff and their friends. In fact, Better™ showcases the shoes on Seattle-based artists Noah Trimble and Hank Reavis, seen in mini-doc above.
The Better Gift Shop x Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX will release as part of collaborative collection that includes a hoodie designed by Hank Reavis and Noah Trimble, as well as a Tropic Best “Mountain” scented candle. Catch the drop on April 17th via Better’s online shop (12pm ET) and select retailers worldwide. Releasing via Salomon and Dover Street Market on April 20th.
Better Gift Shop x Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
Release Date: April 17, 2021