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Vans Sk8-Hi GORE-TEX MTE-3 Boots

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Made for the elements with Vans' most advanced and purpose-built all-weather technology, the new Sk8-Hi GORE-TEX MTE-3 packs over 25 years of Vans snowboard boot history and technology into a timeless, trusted style. The MTE-3 feature set includes the MTE-3 outsole built with All-Trac™, an MTE exclusive all-weather rubber compound that offers significantly improved traction with improved toe picking and dynamic lug tread. The MTE-3 GORE-TEX waterproof package will keep you dry, a powerful 3M Thinsulate™ insulation package for cold weather thermoregulation will keep you warm, and a dual-density molded UltraCush™ sockliner with an OrthoLite® topsheet will keep you comfortable no matter what the day has in store. Plus, the durable water repellent-treated leather and textile uppers bring an iconic Vans aesthetic to this uncompromising cold weather comfort.

  • Vulcanized
  • MTE Collection
  • Ortholite® Cushioning
  • UltraCush™
  • MTE-3 Triplec-Density Comfort Package
  • MTE-3 ALL-TRAC™ Outsole
  • 3M Thinsulate

Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.


MTE Collection - Vans' Mountain Edition series features durable materials, reinforced construction and weather-resistant features to ensure you don't just look good, but feel good even out in harsher elements.


Ortholite® Cushioning - Lightweight, predictable cushioning and foothold with antimicrobial, odor-eliminating properties.

UltraCush™ - Light, predictable cushioning and foothold, the UltraCush™ sockliner has odor-eliminating properties for superior comfort.


GORE-TEX - GORE-TEX has been an innovator and industry leader in high-performance waterproof-breathable technology since 1969. Each square inch of a GORE-TEX membrane has nine billion pores—and each of those tiny holes is 20,000 times smaller than a single droplet of water. Simply put, rain and snow cannot get in. And it gets even crazier. Each one of those billions of pores is also 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which is the key to breathability and allowing internal moisture to escape as body heat and temperature rise. Engineered with a classic internal bootie or Invisible Fit™ construction for a more natural and lighter feel, the GORE-TEX “GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™” promise is trusted in any condition.

MTE-3 Triplec-Density Comfort Package - OrthoLite® topsheet

Dual-density UltraCush™ molded EVA footbed

MTE-3 ALL-TRAC™ Outsole - All-Trac™ Rubber Compound

Dynamic lug tread pattern features a siped tire-like design for increased traction

Toe picking treads and a higher toe bumper for grip and protection

Molded kick-off heel scab for quick foot extraction

3M Thinsulate - 3M Thinsulate is warm, lightweight, powerful, and thin. The extremely fine microfibers in Thinsulate help to trap air and block body radiant heat loss, making for an incredibly efficient insulation while still allowing internal moisture to escape. A high warmth-to thickness ratio also enables reduced bulk and advanced freedom of movement. In other words, Thinsulate material traps more air in less space, giving your foot more room to breathe.

Primary Upper Materials
tonal brown/blackSuede, Textile
(bryan iguchi) blackLeather, Textile
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 1 customers
by Debbie Oswalt in Sherman, TX (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/13/2022
Vans Sk8-Hi GORE-TEX MTE-3 Boots - (rucksack) covert green/black
Bought for my son for Christmas and he is really enjoying them. Just took on a ski trip for a after snowboarding boot and they was perfect. He chose them and this was the only place I could find!
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Asked by Billy W. on 10/27/2022
Is there any leather on the Vans SK8-HI GORE-TEX MTE-3 BOOTS in either tonal brown/black OR blackout colors? The description doesn't mention it bit it seems all other variations of the MTE have some leather. Thanks!
Answered by Kat M (Tactics Employee) on 10/27/2022
Yes, both colorways have leather
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