Vans MTE is the by-product of an outdoor lifestyle, because we know that when you pursue your passions, good weather doesn’t always come with you. Rain, sleet, snow, mud, wind – nothing will come between you and your next adventure. In fact, we like to think that all of these elements add a little flavor to the experience. That is why we created MTE in the first place. Designed specifically for inclement weather with our most advanced all-weather technology, the new Sk8-Hi GORE-TEX MTE-3 shoes bring together more than 25 years of Vans snowboard boot history and technology in a timeless design. And trustworthy. The MTE-3 feature series includes the MTE-3 outsole made with All-Trac ™, a unique all-weather MTE rubber compound that offers significantly improved grip with a refined toe box and studded outsole. The GORE-TEX waterproof membrane is designed to keep you dry; A powerful 3M Thinsulate ™ insulation to thermally regulate the cold will keep you warm, and the double-layer molded sockliner along with the excellent OrthoLite® upper insole are designed to keep you comfortable. In addition, the durable leather and textile upper with a water-repellent finish add to the iconic Vans aesthetic unsurpassed comfort in cold weather. Whether you find yourself traversing snowy peaks or facing a day of heavy rain, you can set out with peace of mind knowing that every stitch in your gear has been consciously done to provide maximum versatility. At the end of the day, we know that it is not about the destination, but about the stories you create throughout your journey. • GRIP: The outsole’s new All-Trac ™ rubber compound with a powerful lug design provides a flexible and effective grip in any weather that contributes significantly to an overall grip on all types of surfaces. The soles and higher reinforcement in the toe box offer even more grip and protection. • THERMOREGULATION: 3M Thinsulate ™ insulation is warm, light, powerful and thin. Thinsulate’s extremely fine microfibers help trap air and prevent heat loss, making the insulation incredibly efficient while allowing internal moisture to wick away. • MOISTURE CONTROL: Designed with a classic internal liner that allows internal moisture to be eliminated while keeping snow and rain at bay, GORE-TEX’s promise to keep you dry (“GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY ™”) in any condition climatic. • COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE: A dual-layer UltraCush ™ molded EVA sockliner and excellent OrthoLite® upper sockliner offer added comfort and lightness, while keeping the interior of your shoe drier and in better condition.