Set to launch this February, Carhartt WIP has collaborated with Salomon, reworking the brand’s CSWP Shelter silhouette.
The Shelter CSWP for Carhartt WIP design builds upon the technical know-how and performance qualities that the French footwear brand is known for, combining them with a distinct Carhartt WIP aesthetic. The resulting shoe is fully waterproof with light insulation and enhanced grip.
The palette features a tonal interplay of navy, thyme, gray and sand, combined with pared-back branding, allowing for a focus on the shoe’s technical silhouette. There’s also the inclusion of printed footbeds that feature a reworking of a traditional Indonesian vine camouflage, as well as elements of ripstop on the upper – a staple fabric of every Carhartt WIP collection.
The accompanying imagery and video draws inspiration from the world of graffiti, with both brands’ products being repurposed over the years by this subculture, due to their functional, utilitarian nature. In this context, the outdoor-leaning aesthetic of Salomon is parlayed into that of the industrial metropolis typically associated with Carhartt WIP.
Salomon for Carhartt WIP will be available on February 10th, 2022 from select Carhartt WIP and Salomon stores, select retailers, carhartt-wip.com and salomon.com. Please note that the launch of this product in Asia and Australia will be on February 17th, 2022.