Fans of Vans' Mountain Edition footwear will know that when the trainer giants go to town on beefing up a shoe for cold, wet weather - it's a godsend for snowboarders. So we're extra stoked to see Van Doren rubber being paired up with the exploratory expertise of The North Face for this new winter range.
Combining traditionally bold TNF colours with familiar Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi silhouettes, the collab selection also includes customised editions of the iconic North Face Base Camp duffel bags, as well as Vans' MTE Torrey Jacket.
If you are new to MTE edition trainers, it's worth noting that these special edition Vans pack waffle grip that sticks out rather than in - which comes in extra handy when you've only bought one pair of shoes and need to shovel a car out of the driveway before you boost to the airport; and thanks to weather-resistant leather and warm lining they've kept many a Whitelines' team members toes warm despite snowy 'shortcuts' to (and home from) apres bars.
Spy out some more shots of the new kit below, or head over to Vans' site to browse the whole collection: