Sk8-Hi Gore-Tex MTE-3 Shoes
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You are Made For The Elements™. These are your Vans.
Vans MTE is the byproduct of a lifetime spent outdoors, because we know that the pursuit of your passions isn’t always accompanied by a fair-weather forecast. Rain, sleet, snow, mud, wind-nothing is going to stand between you and your next adventure. In fact, we like to think these all add a bit of flavor to the experience. It’s why we created MTE in the first place.
Made for the elements with our most advanced and purpose-built all-weather technology, the all-new Sk8-Hi GORE-TEX MTE-3 packs over 25 years of Vans snowboard boot 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 GORE-TEX waterproof package is in place to keep you dry, a powerful 3M Thinsulate™ insulation package for cold weather thermoregulation will keep you warm, and a dual-density, molded sockliner and an OrthoLite® topsheet are designed to keep you comfortable. Plus, the durable water repellent-treated leather and textile 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, we know it was never about the destination. It’s about the stories you create along your journey.
•TRACTION - The brand new All-Trac™ outsole rubber compound with a dynamic lug tread pattern provides flexible, true all-weather grip that significantly aides in overall traction on all kinds of surfaces. Toe picking treads and a higher toe bumper offer even more grip and protection.
•THERMOREGULATION - 3M Thinsulate™ is warm, lightweight, powerful, and thin. The extremely fine microfibers in Thinsulate help to trap air and block heat loss, making for an incredibly efficient insulation while still allowing internal moisture to escape.
•MOISTURE MANAGEMENT - Engineered with a classic internal bootie that allows internal moisture to escape while keeping snow and rain out, the GORE-TEX “GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™” promise is trusted in any condition.
•COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE - A dual-density UltraCush™ molded EVA footbed with an OrthoLite® topsheet offers enhanced comfort and reduced weight while supporting a drier, healthier environment inside your shoe.
Vans’ standard ULTRACUSH flat sheet sockliner has light, predictable cushioning and foothold for dependable comfort.
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.
All-Trac delivers true all-weather grip, significantly aiding in overall traction and upgrading all MTE-2 and MTE-3 styles.
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.