Brand: END. x Salomon
Release Date: October 20
Editor’s Notes: Following on from August’s “Truffle” collab, END. and Salomon continue their foraging journey through Fall/Winter 2023 with “Porcini”, a mushroom-inspired take on the latter’s XT-6 sneaker.
Inspired by the fungi’s unique earthy characteristics, orange and brown hues decorate the XT-6, which features mushroom-inspired patterning on the insole, combined with the logos of both END. and Salomon.
The XT-6 — which, alongside the XT-4 is Salomon’s most hyped sneaker right now — retains everything we’ve come to expect from the silhouette (the Quicklace lacing system, the EVA midsole, the lug geometry underfoot), but has been realized in an fall-ready mushroom colorway.
For me, a fan of anything vaguely autumnal, END.’s take on the Salomon XT-4 is the traily sneaker at its finest which, for a silhouette that’s been reworked more times than anyone can even begin to imagine, is quite the feat.