Skatewear brand Vans has taken its footwear in a more technical direction this season, teaming up with outdoors label The North Face on a weatherproof collection.
The seven-piece line includes three new iterations of the Californian label’s Sk8-Hi MTE LX and Desert Chukka MTE LX silhouettes, as well a collaborative take on The North Face’s Nuptse jacket, all adapted to provide protection against the elements.
A palette of black, teal, blue and tan flows across the designs, which have been reworked with a range of technical features, including gusseted tongues, waffle lug outsoles, Cosmo Comfort heat retention technology, The North Face’s winter GRIP, and water-repellent leather and suede uppers.
While rocking canvas Vans in winter means frostbitten toes, the new iterations are built for cold weather and can retain up to nine degrees Fahrenheit within the shoe. Meanwhile, the Desert Chukka MTE LX is lined with fleece for added warmth, and the Sk8-Hi MTE LX sees drying technology DRI-LEX and HydroSeal integrated into its sole.
The Nuptse jacket rounds off the line, bringing Vans’ signature checkerboard print to The North Face’s outerwear staple. Treated with a durable water-repellent coating, the tonal black-on-black design is sure to keep you extra warm this season, thanks to its down lining and double-layered taffeta padding.