Vans took a classic and made it fit for the elements with this MTE model. A Scotchgaurd-treated leather upper and re-enforced toecap withstands repeated wear and looks good too. Vans also upgraded the inside of this shoe, outfitting it with a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to keep your feet warm all day long. Finally, the vulcanized lug outsole incorporates years of snow boot technology for ultimate traction on any surface. The Sk8-Hi MTE is timeless, warm and comfortable.
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 you don't just look good, but feel good even out in harsher elements.
Scotchguard™ - Scotchguard is a durable, water-repellent fabric, which helps keep moisture and grime off your shoes so they stay looking new for longer. Available on select colors.
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.