Vault has teamed up with London's luxury umbrella maker London Undercover on a collection of footwear and matching umbrellas. Founded in 2008, London Undercover focused on bringing the umbrella back to its position as a staple accessory. They strive to offer quintessentially British designs for both men and women. With this in mind, the Vault partnership presents us with four pairs: black and gray camouflage versions alongside black and pink optic checkerboard options. The graphic quarters are comprised of London Undercover's proprietary cotton based umbrella material, which is something we have never seen before. Let's take a closer look at the collection.
Vault by Vans offers a four-piece footwear collection highlighting the Sk8 Hi MTE Cup LX, an elevated take on the classic Sk8-Hi silhouette. The Sk8-Hi MTE Cup LX features premium water-resistant suede, warm linings, and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons. Finally, to round out the offering, London Undercover presents three timeless umbrella models, each featuring a unique print that matches back to the quarter panels of the Sk8 Hi MTE Cup LX. Staying true to their roots, London Undercover incorporates their signature camouflage and orange combination on both the footwear and umbrellas, as well as their exclusive cotton-based, woven umbrella material on the shoes themselves.
The Vault by Vans x London Undercover collection retails from $110 to $140 USD and launches globally on October 22, 2016 at Vault stockists as well as in store at London Undercover 20 Hanbury St, London E1.