Vault By Vans x The North Face Holiday 2015

By Jay Casteel  |  10/14/2015

Vans teams up with The North Face to create the most technical Vans product to date, with a Vault By Vans release for Holiday 2015.

The seven-piece offering includes three installments of the Vans Sk8-Hi MTE LX and Desert Chukka MTE LX, as well as a collaborative execution of The North Face Nuptse jacket.

The Desert Chukka MTE LX is done up in Black, Hale Navy and Toast colorways, while the Sk8-Hi MTE LX comes in Black, Blue Graphite/Surf the Web and Deep Teal/Toast executions. Both silhouettes are reconstructed with gusseted tongues, reversed waffle lug outsoles, Cosmo Comfort heat retention, The North Face winterGRIP and water-repellant leather and suede uppers.

Cosmo Comfort coating can be found between the insole and outsole, helping to keep heat from escaping feet in cold environments. The North Face propriety innovation, winterGRIP® is a tacky rubber compound designed to remain soft when the temperature falls below freezing and excels on icy surfaces.

The Desert Chukka MTE LX is lined with fleece for added warmth, while DRI-LEX materials and a HydroSeal membrane are integrated into the build of the Sk8-Hi MTE LX. DRI-LEX fabrics can be found in liners for moisture redistribution and superior abrasion resistance, while the HydroSeal Waterproof membrane creates a waterproof base that allows moisture transition from the inside, while it protects feet from water on the outside.

Further detailing includes The North Face-embossed heel strikes, Vans Off the Wall heel scab markers and co-branded footbed logos on each pair.

Finally, the collaborative Nuptse Jacket is outfitted in a tonal black-on-black print, and is treated with a durable water-repellant coating, lined with down insulation and double-layered in taffeta padding.

The Vault by Vans x The North Face collection drops Oct. 31 at select boutique accounts.