The North Face Stuff Nuptse Down into Hender Scheme ColabRelease: 5 October 2020
The North Face and Hender Scheme have revealed three styles from their upcoming first collaborative project, which all feature reworks of TNF’s famous Nuptse puffer down jacket.
The Nuptse Down Moc is an ultra-luxe take on slip-on shoes. The laceless design is held down by tasselled ankle toggles, brushing the puffer upper with each stride. Underfoot is a Vibram RollinGait Sole unit.
Next is the Nuptse Peel Gore, which features elastic inserts at the ankle (hence the Gore moniker), and is also paired with a RGS unit. Its puffy uppers are blacked out, but stark white TNF branding and Hender Scheme’s veg-tanned leather tags confirm the colab.
Finally, the Nuptse Down Bootie is the most hardcore design of the pack, as it’s essentially a snow-boot-meets-puffer-jacket situation. Down covers the entire upper, reinforced by a somewhat impractical suede mudguard. A Vibram 2146 Clean Trek cleated outsole keeps your feet from slipping.
This collection is definitely geared towards the Japanese market, as they enter cold conditions soon. As such, this release is dropping on October 5 via Hender Scheme’s webstore, and Goldwin Japan’s (the licensee for TNF in Japan) webstore too. There is no word of an international release at this stage.