After a homerun of collaborations with New Balance, Casablanca is back with its own sneaker dubbed “Atlantis.” No, it’s not the pair that Steve Grimes unveiled earlier this year, but instead a new silhouette that was found in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2022 lookbook (if you looked hard enough). Now, the Charaf Tajer and Steve Grimes-designed sneaker is set for its big debut.
Coming as the house’s debut sneaker, the Atlantis perfectly blends the same kind of sporty-meets-sophisticated cues we’ve come to expect from Casablanca. To be worn with silk shirts and shorts, or lush track pants and a cozy zip-up, that is your call, but what the Atlantis will always deliver is a design fit for all occasions. It achieves this thanks to a premium construction comprising perforated leather uppers in white that are contrasted by either blue or red suede overlays, denoting altering colorways.
The clash of colors continues onto the sole unit — which is zig-zagged and toothed for extra support — and comes in green on the red colorway or in blue on the blue pair. “Casa Sport” branding on the lateral mid-panel window, a diamond-shaped rubber tab on the heel, and a woven “Atlantis” tongue tag all make an appearance across both colorways, as do gold-toned lace aglets and comprehensively-branded insoles.
Combined, it’s a solid effort from Casablanca — but it was going to be, considering its background in sneaker collaborations. Here, Casablanca has refined all of its learning and put it into one stellar shoe, a pair that’s destined to be comfy all day long thanks to its thick, rippled EVA foam sole unit that draws influence from the movement of water.
Set to be the defining factor between “ultra modernism and traditionalism,” Casablanca’s Atlantis sneaker is due to drop as a brand-exclusive online on November 16 before heading to a list of global stockists on November 18.