Whether you are discussing action sports, like surfing, skating, or snowboarding, or street style, it doesn’t matter; Vans’ credentials are beyond reproach. But if you really did want to get down into nit picking territory, Vans, being from Southern California and all, aren’t equipped for the sting of a climate where winter is a real thing that happens.
One brand with expertise to spare regarding cold climate gear is The North Face. Though a North Face jacket is something of a ubiquitous fashion item, the popularity of the label should not obscure what makes the North Face truly stand apart, their dedication to high quality, functional gear.
So, what happens when Southern California shoemakers team up with Northern California mountain climbers? See for yourself. The Vans Sk8-Hi MTE LX takes one of the all-time great skate shoes, Vans Vault craftsmanship, and lets the North Face’s technology run wild. The Sk8-Hi MTE LX features a water repellent leather/suede upper, gusseted tongues, waffle outsoles, COSMO™ heat retention, and winterGRIP® slip-resistant soles. In short, this is the perfect marriage of Vans’ timeless style and The North Face’s unparalleled performance.
The Vans x The North Face collection is a limited release. Don’t hesitate, or you’ll end up lamenting the snows of yesteryear, which, by the way, your feet will still be cold from.
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