Jun 01, 2023
by James Roberts
JJJJound Brings a Cool and Clear Look To Salomon’s XT-Wings 2
by James Roberts
Jun 01, 2023

It’s the summer of Salomon. (I say summer – Salomon’s have been on the feet of every other person in my local area for the last year or two. That trail running aesthetic has well and truly come down from the mountains and found a new home in our cities.)

Its XT-4, XT-6 and Speedcross Sportstyle models are all proving popular, and have been backed up with collaborations from the likes of Gramicci, and wander, and Palace. The French sports brand has now worked with JJJJound on a reimagining of the XT-Wings 2 style.

What started as a moodboard blog back in 2006 has developed into a fully fledged design studio based in Montreal. JJJJound has a list of collaborators that’s enough to make any designer drool with jealousy: New Balance, BAPE, Porter Yoshida, A.P.C., and now, Salomon.

The minimalist masters have brought their clean aesthetic to the XT-Wings 2 silhouette. The combination of the cool white and crisp blue plays on the dad-sneaker style, with a contemporary twist. The fresh color scheme is perfect for the upcoming sunny days.

The JJJJound wordmark in the style of the Salomon logo on the medial quarter is a nice, considered touch, but other than that, these kicks keep things pretty simple.

The XT-Wings 2 was originally created as a trail running shoe in 2011, but now, like many other Salomon kicks, it has been remodeled as a lifestyle product. As always, it features the iconic Salomon Quicklace™ lacing system which makes it a dream to get on and off.

Looking at the components list, it’s all synthetic materials and textiles. Not a trace of an animal here. Good, but, as we talked about in a recent story, vegan doesn’t always mean Earth-friendly. There are plenty of plant-based, sustainable options out there. Virgin plastics aren’t those.

This collab is sure to fly off the shelves. The JJJJound x Salomon XT-Wings 2 is up on the JJJJound website now, and will be dropping on Salomon tomorrow, June 2.