Vault by Vans in partnership with WTAPS, one of Vans’ most coveted design collaborators, are back to release their 15th collaboration. The new collection features two drops with the first focused on Vans’ timeless footwear and apparel styles influenced by WTAPS’ utilitarian sensibility. For the second drop, WTAPS brings their design perspective to reinterpret Vans’ snowboard boot and All-Weather MTE silhouettes.
The first drop draws on the WTAPS bones motif, a signature of past Vault by Vans collaborations. All four of the OG Vault by Vans footwear styles feature custom WTAPS woven flags, but each have their own distinct vision.
For the OG Chukka LX and the OG Era LX, the iconic bones pattern is embroidered across the upper. As a nod to the outdoors and military-inspired gear, all the uppers on the footwear feature the coyote colorway. The OG Old Skool LX features a printed WTAPS logo on the heel counter, while medial custom WTAPS Half Cab labels appear on the OG Half Cab LX, each are complimented with a tonal dark gray outsole.
The mid-top skate silhouette joins the ranks of special colorways and limited designs to honor the 30th anniversary of the Half Cab. Drop one will also deliver a delivery of short sleeve tees in heavyweight jersey cotton with custom back graphic and woven label as well as crew socks each offered in black and smokey olive colorways.
Vault by Vans x WTAPS drop one launches on November 5 on WTAPS.com, Vans.eu and select Vault by Vans retailers.
Vault by Vans x WTAPS Drop #2 Launches:
The second drop takes inspiration from the cold weather season and the deep love of snowboarding shared by both brands. Featuring monotone, earthy hues influenced by military styling and direction, the Hi-Country & Hell-Bound LX Snowboard Boot is designed for optimized versatility for street and backcountry wear.
The HCHB LX by WTAPS fuses advanced snow technology, style, and comfort. HCHB LX features include: V3 UltraCush™ with The North Face Flashdry™ liner, V3 PopCush™ footbed to elevate comfort, V3 Waffle Superenduro outsole with all-trac cold weather rubber compound for performance in and out of your bindings, V3 harness for the highest level ankle and instep support along with waterproof, breathable values, Powercuff strap and a newly improved 360° heat retention layer.
For convenience off the mountain comes the Standard Snow MTE and Coast CC NS LX, both treated with synthetic nubuck uppers and custom WTAPS branding. Following a similar uniform aesthetic of smokey olive and black hues are the WTAPS MTE Jacket and Pant with added features and benefits for all winter wear. The jacket includes fully taped DWR-coated seams, welted pockets, bungee adjustments on the hood and visor, and elastic and adjustable pant hems to accommodate for snow boot wear.
The snow assortment also offers CorduraⓇ ballistic nylon constructed snowboard boot and helmet bags. The second drop is rounded out with two colorways of the WTAPS pullover sweatshirt for layering. The second Vault by Vans x WTAPS installment will be available exclusively on WTAPS.com on November 19 followed by a global release date on Vans.eu and select Vault by Vans retailers on December 16.
For more information, and where to purchase, please visit Vans.eu/vault.