The Vans Sk8-Hi MTE skate shoe is designed for winter. The upper is treated with Premium Scotchgard to repel moisture, while a warm fleece lining promotes heat retention. The newly-constructed lug outsole borrows construction methods from two decades of Vans snow boot innovation.
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support 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 your feet don't just look good, but feel good even out in harsher elements.
Lugged WaffleFlex Tread - Modernized tread design is turned on an angle to create lateral flex grooves across the foot, which promotes anatomical movement. The tread blocks have also been spaced apart with recessed centers to reduce weight and increase flexibility. These particular treads are lugged for durability and grip when you need it.