Let’s not put too fine a point on it: it’s an excellent week for covetable sneaker collaborations. Palace Skateboards and Supreme—in just about any estimation the hottest skate companies on the planet—both have envy-inducing kicks on deck. Palace Skateboards has teamed up with French footwear label Salomon while Supreme and Nike Skateboarding have reworked a classic silhouette. Each sneaker is vastly different from the other, but both are sure to resonate with streetwear fans news and old.
Let’s start with the European connection. Palace Skateboards and Salomon are no strangers. Last year, the eccentric British brand released a Jurgen Teller-shot lookbook that featured Salomon’s famously high-tech, mountain-friendly footwear. Now, the two have teamed up to rework Salomon’s Speedcross 4 in both black and white. Originally designed for technical trail running, the sneaker has the kind of high-alpine touches that now mark you as a man of (a certain downtown kind of) style: cinched laces, lots of cables, thick treads. To round things out, each shoe gets Palace branding down the middle and the brand’s logo printed on the toe.
If obscure French mountain shoes represent one ultra-hyped portion of the footwear market, then the Supreme and Nike Skateboarding collaboration—a throwback—signals the other. The two companies have teamed up on a new version of the Dunk Low, a beloved hypebeast sneaker of an earlier era—really, one of the first hyped-up shoes to wow sneakerheads and streetwear fanatics alike. (This isn’t Nike and Supreme’s first time at the rodeo: GQ’s Cam Wolf recently dove went deep on the lifespan of a pair of 2002 Nike x Supreme SB Dunks.) The sneaker features a leather upper with metallic leather toe panel, Zoom Air unit in the heel, and a shiny jewel swoosh. The Supreme Dunk Low will be offered in three colorways: black and silver, navy and gold, and white and red.