Both Vans and The North Face are companies that hold a rich heritage, both specialists in their own field that are renowned for their innovation and their creative expression, so when a collaboration like this comes about you know it’s going to be well thought through and well executed. The Vault by Vans MTE range already boasts some solid winterised footwear styles, but twin that with The North Face’s knowledge in highly functional outerwear design and each style has been enhanced tenfold.
The classic SK8-HI MTE LX and the Desert Chukka MTE LX are the focus for this release, reworked and reinforced with signature performance features from The North Face, ensuring your feet stay warm, dry and comfortable through any conditions. The upper boasts several technical features including water-repellant leather and suede uppers, as well as gusseted tongues to stop any unwanted weather getting through. Both shoes are lined with DRI-LEX® materials, and sit on top of considered sole units, constructed with reversed waffle lug soles for increase traction and a winterGRIP® tacky rubber which is designed to remain soft through freezing conditions, ensuring stability on icy surfaces. Each style is available in three subtle colour options, with nice added touches in the embossed TNF heel strikes, Vans ‘Off the Wall’ heel scab markers and co-branded footbed logos on each pair which complete the look. To accompany the footwear line, The North Face ‘Nuptse’ jacket has been given a collaborative update, maintaining all the qualities that have made the jacket so popular such as it’s water-repellant coating, insulated lining and double-layered in taffeta padding, but updated with a new checkerboard print that pays homage to Vans’ iconic print and arriving in a stealthy black-on-black colour treatment.
The Vault by Vans x The North Face collaborative collection will be available tomorrow (31st of October) in limited quantities from selected stockists including Footpatrol, Goodhood and Sneakersnstuff.