For the second installment of their continuous partnership, Publish meets again with The North Face to launch their next adventurous footwear offering. Last year, they took you on a journey through a “Midnight in Antarctica,” debuting three classic North Face silhouettes, which featured cool tones and premium qualities to withstand artic temperatures. This year is a completely new expedition, venturing beneath our planet’s surface to the fiery depths of inside Earth.
From the fiery molten core, to the rocky outer crust, Earth is one of the most complex planets we’ve come to know in this universe.
Pure metals and natural elements mix at extreme amounts of pressure to create our wondrous world, from the inside out.
This scientific notion has become the inspiration behind the Publish Brand x The North Face “Earth’s Core” capsule collection.
“Earth’s Core” unites Publish’s design aesthetic with two favored North Face silhouettes, both exhibiting vibrant warm tones and lightweight materials for breathable trekking functionality.
The Litewave Ampere II HC
The Thermoball Traction Mule II
Each shoe was carefully designed to embody the violent chaos that churns beneath us, thus transforming into fresh new surfaces with unlimited possibilities. In this second installment of their collaboration, Publish Brand and The North Face invite you on a journey inside our planet.
Welcome to Earth’s core!
LITEWAVE AMPERE II HC
Built for training, the Litewave Ampere II HC is for athletes who are pushing their limits.
Featuring an over-the-ankle sock-like construction, this pairs the upper design lines of our top
in-gym style with an athlete-favorite running platform to create the ultimate hybrid trainer.
: US 7–13
+ Breathable mesh upper
+ Stretch-mesh/neoprene in a sock-like construction for the over-the-ankle comfort and debris protection
+ Protective, no-sew TPU overlays on the toe cap and heel
+ 3D-printed medial quarter geo panel for additional midfoot support
+ Industry-leading OrthoLite® footbed for long-lasting comfort
+ Publish “Today for Tomorrow” branding
+ 19 mm heel and 13 MM forefoot EVA underfoot, creating a 6 mm offset
+ Copression-molded, single density EVA midsole is designed for instant and lasting comfort
+ UltrATAC™ rubber outsole features strategically placed lugs and flex grooves for
enhanced traction and transition on the trail
THERMOBALL™ TRACTION MULE II
The warmth and comfort of ThermoBall™ powered by PrimaLoft® insulation combined with a
high-traction rubber outsole make this slip-on ideal for padding around base camp.
: Radiant Yellow/ True Red
: US 7–13 (Whole sizes)
+ Easy slip-on design
+ ThermoBall™ powered by PrimaLoft® insulated slip-on with a grippy rubber sole
+ Lightweight, compressible ThermoBall™ insulation retains warmth in wet, cold conditions
+ Water-resistant, quilted 100% recycled PET ripstop uppers.
+ Protective rand
+ Collaborative Publish rubber embossed branding
+ Heel pull
+ Textile lining
+ EVA foam footbed
+ Die-cut rubber sole contains 40% recycled content