After leaving influential Japanese cult label Number (N)ine in 2009, designer Takahiro Miyashita wasted no time in founding his next venture, an eponymous label called TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. As the name suggests, the brand’s output represents a completely unfettered execution of Miyashita’s personal style and creative vision.
The Soloist moniker proves to be an especially apt one, as the rock subculture influences of Miyashita’s previous work are infused with the sophistication of virtuoso tailoring, intricate attention to detail, and an innovative, progressive design sensibility.
If The Soloist is going to belie its name and partake in a collaborative effort, you can be sure that the end product is going to go above and beyond the run of the mill. Who better to go above and beyond with than a brand with an extensive history of dealing in high end winter sports performance gear, Salomon.
Direct from Salomon's cutting edge S/LAB range, the XA Alpine is a racing footwear silhouette designed for the precarious, treacherous surfaces of high elevation mountain environments. A waterproof nylon and mesh upper is paired with a rugged, traction outsole, while a blackout colorway and multiple fastening options (zip, drawstring and snap) offer a sleek, fashion forward take on this functional design.
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S/LAB XA Alpine ssf.0002