You are Made for the Elements™. These are your VANS. From the mountains to the seas, the outdoors has always been Vans' canvas. VANS MTE was made to keep you outside and exploring. No matter the weather.
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 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 camouflage textile and synthetic uppers bring an iconic VANS aesthetic to this uncompromising cold weather comfort.
Whether you find yourself bagging snowcapped peaks or braving a rain-soaked commute, you can set off with confidence knowing every stitch of your equipment is intentionally placed to provide ultimate versatility. After all, VANS know it was never about the destination. It’s about the stories you create along your journey.
UltraCush™ is a performance foam compound developed by Vans for enhanced comfort and reduced weight..
All-Trac delivers true all-weather grip, significantly aiding in overall traction and upgrading all MTE-2 and MTE-3 styles.
Vans’ CMEVA-based OrthoLite low-profile foam sockliner is ultralight and anatomically contoured for quick, responsive cushioning, providing our most natural fit and ride.
GORE-TEX is devoted to creating products that provide maximum protection and comfort against the harshest weather conditions. Products engineered with GORE-TEX fabric are guaranteed to provide superior performance, durability, breathability, and water protection - designed to guard you from the elements.
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-tothickness 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.