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Who should buy the Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX

Consider having a pair of these sneakers if you are:

  • Looking for a high-cut shoe with a retro style
  • Considering durability as this is a water-resistant shoe

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Style of Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX

Bring out your adventurous side with this high-top shoe. Going out in chill weather should prove no trouble at all when you are wearing the Vans Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX high top

Wear this sneaker with skinny jeans, your favorite tee, and a slim-cut puffer jacket.

Features of SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX

The Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX is a revamping of an already legendary shoe with more practical and functional elements.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX lace

The vulcanized lug outsole, which is an inverse of Vans’ signature waffle pattern, gives the sneaker maximum traction on slippery surfaces.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX outsole

The premium Scotchguard-treated upper keeps moisture out while the fleece lining and heat-retention layer keeps the foot cozy and dry.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX upper

History of Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX

The Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX descends from a timeless classic with lots of history behind it. In the late 70s, a ground-breaking design called the “Style Number 38” was released by the brand.

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In 2014, the brand came out with yet another edition of this sneaker designed to withstand all kinds of weather. This version became known as the SK8-Hi MTE or Mountain Edition.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX collar

For the SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX (Mountain Edition Deluxe), Vans took the MTE and updated it even further with a deluxe weather-resistant canvas and suede upper.

An UltraCush insole was also added to the mix for long-lasting comfort.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sneakerboots
Top: High
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Sk8-hi, Vans UltraCush
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Winter, Fall

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