words // Brandon Richard
For the colder months ahead, Vans infuses its Classics heritage with weatherized innovation to launch Mountain Edition Footwear. The collection consists of evolved versions of the Era and Sk8-Hi, as well as an updated range of apparel.
The Mountain Edition Era and Sk8-Hi are protected from the elements with premium Scotchgard treated uppers and gusseted tongues that repel moisture. Soft fleece lines the interior, and the foot is kept warm by a heat retention layer between the outsole and sockliner. The original waffle sole has been reversed for a lug-like feel and extended rubber traction.
Additionally, the apparel range returns with an updated range of Rutherford jackets. The varsity-style jackets are equipped with water-resistant properties across three new color combinations: New Charcoal/Black, Ensign Blue/Rubber and Eclipse/Bone White.
The Mountain Edition collection will be available at vans.com/mountainedition, Vans retail locations and wholesale accounts this month. Take a closer look at the lookbook below, featuring Vans Snow team riders Darrell Mathes, Jake Kuzyk and Zac Marben.