Salomon and END. Link Up to Design a Desert-Inspired Running Shoe

Feb 1, 2022

Category: Style

Salomon’s claim to fame dates much further back than contemporary fashion would lead you to believe. Having come to shape in the 1940s as a brand primarily aimed toward delivering top-notch skiwear, its wide array of performance gear and trail-running shoes have since changed the game for good. In efforts to make the most of its prowess, the French brand has collaborated with high-end retailer END. to deliver on a pair of XT-Wings 2 running shoes inspired by the sprawling Sahara Desert.

For further context, the Sahara is host to the Marathon des Sables, an annual, multi-day race that spans roughly 156 miles in absolutely blistering heat. In order to evoke this Dune-like setting, the XT-Wings 2 get a sandy makeover by way of mesh uppers finished off in shades of “peach and acorn brown.” This exclusive colorway has been labeled the “Sirocco,” which is a harsh gust of wind that comes to fruition through the Mediterranean region, often blending the shore’s water with an onslaught of orange dust.

Seeing as these are a high-end set of performance shoes, the XT-Wings 2 still boasts supreme durability and serves as an ideal choice for runners. The soles make use of Salomon’s AgileChassis system and patented Contagrip to provide the ultimate sense of stability no matter where you find yourself training — even if it’s the middle of the desert.

The sleek new running kicks are currently being raffled off through END.’s drawing process, but they are expected to drop on February 5th. If you’re looking to kick off the year’s shortest month with the literal hottest joint effort of 2022 thus far, then take a chance by entering for the XT-Wings 2 “Sirroco” at END.’s website.

Learn More: END.

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