DEKMANTEL AND SALOMON RELEASE THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL SHOE
Electronic music institution Dekmantel and heritage footwear brand Salomon proudly announce their debut collaboration:
Inspired by the energy that dancers from across the globe bring to the Amsterdam forest every year, Dekmantel and Salomon have developed the ultimate unisex shoe for the festival environment. The design of the new XT-4 OG, merging Dekmantel’s equally raw and organic aesthetics with Salomon’s greatest performance features, is made to withstand any terrain and weather condition.
Since the first edition of Dekmantel Festival in 2013, more than 15,000 dancers gather at the Amsterdamse Bos every year to experience electronic music’s most adventurous grounds. Home to the local underground and global pioneers alike, the acclaimed festival would not be the same without its beautiful home turf. From vast meadows to monumental trees in endless organic hues, Dekmantel fully integrates the magic of the Amsterdam forest into its immersive festival experience.
Now, this magic also serves as the starting point for the Dekmantel x Salomon footwearstyle. The standout design by artist Michael Willis in collaboration with the Salomon design team captures the Amsterdam forest’s color palette and atmosphere and pays homage to the single most important aspect of Dekmantel Festival: its unstoppable dancers.
In addition, the forward design underscores Dekmantel’s newfound sense of creative direction and perfectly complements the festival’s fresh identity for 2023.
Salomon’s XT-4 OG style is a celebration of its greatest performance features with all the unique features that made it top of its game: from the stable, full-length Agile ChassisTM Skeleton to the soft, dual-density midsole component and 10-millimeter drop.
Together with Dekmantel, the XT-4 OG is imbued with a color palette that’s almost entirely comprised of earth tones – from deep lichen and lily pad green to dark earth brown – with bright yet subtle interruptions of crisp white, safety yellow and transcend blue.
Beyond the physical, this special collaboration symbolises the junction of two interdisciplinary visions; where Salomon pushes the limits of sports, Dekmantel does just that in the electronic music landscape.