Casablanca sets foot in the sneaker game with the Atlantis sneaker
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.