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Secret no. 6 to making the most of the city this chilly season
Skater brand Vans and outdoor performance wear giant The North Face have collaborated on the seemingly impossible: a 100 per cent waterproof, breathable, super-warm, stylish sneaker called the Vault that performs as well as the toughest winter boot. Techy materials—like water-repellent leather and a tacky waffled rubber sole that remains soft well below freezing temperatures for optimal grip on icy surfaces—keep out the slush piles and frozen puddles. From $150. Gravitypope, 1010 Queen St. W., 647-748-5155.
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