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VF Corp Union: Vans and The North Face Launch Winter Sneakers

Vans has teamed with The North Face for a new range of sneakers for winter. Merging elements of both brands, the Vault by Vans x The North Face collection brings together classic Vans silhouettes with proprietary weatherized features from The North Face. Both brands are owned by VF Corporation.

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

Key features include the use of Cosmo Comfort heat retention, as well as The North Face’s proprietary Wintergrip technology, and water-repellent leather and suede uppers. Cosmo Comfort coating can be found between the insole and outsole where it keeps heat from escaping feet in cold environments. Wintergrip is a tacky rubber compound designed to remain soft when the temperature falls below freezing and excels on icy surfaces.

The Vault by Vans x The North Face collection retails for $120 to $300 and is available now at select boutiques worldwide.