The crossover between Vans, a skate-shoe brand, and The North Face, an active outerwear company, doesn’t seem immediately apparent, but these two icons of apparel/footwear couldn’t be a better fit. Both were founded in 1966 and have delivered the pinnacle of products in their respective categories while achieving massive success in the lifestyle market. Not all Vans wearers were skating and not all North Face loyalists were climbing snowy peaks as both have been incredibly popular for casual wear as they are for performance use. That said, Vans x The North Face is a collaboration that we’ve all been waiting for and it all starts with the Sk8-Hi and Desert Chukka being built with the legendary Nuptse down jacket in mind. Three colorways of each model as well as a special Vans x The North Face Nuptse Jacket will be available as part of this ground-breaking collaboration, and it all releases on October 31st at Vans Vault retailers (listed below). Check out a first look here and stay tuned for more updates from what is shaping up to be one of the best collabs of 2015.
Vault by Vans x The North Face – Holiday 2015:
Available October 31, 2015
Desert Chukka MTE LX in (The North Face) Black – $130 MSRP
Desert Chukka MTE LX in (The North Face) Hale Navy – $130 MSRP
Desert Chukka MTE LX in (The North Face) Toast – $130 MSRP
Nuptse Checks Jacket in TNF Black – $300 MSRP
Sk8-Hi MTE LX in (The North Face) Black – $120 MSRP
Sk8-Hi MTE LX in (The North Face) Blue Graphite/Surf the Web – $120 MSRP
Sk8-Hi MTE LX in (The North Face) Deep Teal/Toast – $120 MSRP
The Vault by Vans x The North Face Collection releases globally on October 31 at the following retailers:
US: The Vans DQM General, Blends, Bodega, Bows & Arrows, Conveyor, Dover Street Market, The Darkside Initiative, Feature LV, Fice, Hot Rod LA, Kicks HI, Kith, Nice Kicks, Opening Ceremony, Pilgrim Surf Supply, Proper, Saint Alfred, Shoe Gallery, Sole Classics, Today Clothing, UBIQ, Undefeated, The Webster and Wish.
Europe: Back Door SRL, Baskéts, BNIB Handels Gmbh, C Concept Store, Caliroots, Colette, Cream, DayOne AS, Dover Street Market, The End, Firmament, Footpatrol, The Good Will Out, The Goodhood Store, Hanon Shop, Kapa Dokya, Naked, Office, Sivasdescalzo, Sneakerpims AB, Slam Jam, Sneakersnstuff, Societe Anonime, Starcow, Titolo, Storm, Trés Bien, Veteran Shop, Victoire Barber & Shop and Vier.
Canada: Gravitypope, J2 Sneakerbox, NRML, Off The Hook and Rooney.
Asia Pacific: Beams, Billy’s, Capsule, Crossover City Square, Deal, Goldwin, Highs and Lows, IT, Juice, Laced, SW 1U, Sole What, Unik and WH101.