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. And it is precisely for this reason that we created, in its day, MTE technology. The all-weather Sk8-Hi MTE-1 shoe is based on our legendary MTE-1 style high top shoe so you can protect yourself from the elements while still wearing classic style. by Vans. This traditional design features improved thermoregulatory properties, the new MTE-1 HydroGuard ™ lining for better moisture management, a lightweight single-layer UltraCush ™ footbed, and our signature rubber waffle outsole, which makes it easy to grip anywhere. circumstance and will protect you both on the streets of the city and in the most unexplored terrain. Featuring a leather upper with a durable water-repellent finish, the Sk8-Hi MTE-1 is a shoe with the iconic Vans aesthetic that offers unsurpassed comfort in cold weather. Thanks to them, you can be sure that each of its stitches has been strategically arranged to offer you maximum versatility, regardless of whether you are at the top of a snowy summit or facing a day of intense rain. At the end of the day, we know that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the stories you create throughout your journey. • GRIP: Our MTE-1 outsole’s rugged, inverted lug waffle design is ideal for rough terrain and street exercise. The studded outsole features a tire-like design and incorporates a special pattern to enhance grip. • THERMOREGULATION: MTE-1 Primaloft® zonal insulation uses a high-quality microfiber thermal insulation system that reproduces the properties of down: they provide warmth, keeping you warm without retaining moisture. • MOISTURE CONTROL: the new MTE-1 HydroGuard ™ Wrap coating wraps the shoe and toe box protecting them from splashes and puddles, resulting in a reliable, comfortable and breathable waterproofing system. • COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE – Our comfortable MTE-1 set uses a single-layer UltraCush ™ molded EVA footbed for lightweight comfort.