Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Comfort is the first thing that comes to mind for most reviewers of Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX. 
  • Vans SK8-Hi footwear like the Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX has an appealing style, many users have said. 
  • The SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX provides great traction on snow and ice, a few buyers have reported.
  • According to a good number of testers, the casual sneaker feels warm and water-resistant. 
  • Several people are happy with the great fit width-wise of the Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX.
  • The quality of this shoe is excellent and this can be seen in the materials used, some individuals have commented.
  • A handful of purchasers have remarked that the colors available are superb and look beautiful on the feet. 
  • A few have added that this shoe looks exactly as beautiful in person as it does in the photos.

1 reason not to buy

  • The 46 MTE DX version of Vans SK8-Hi showed lots of signs of wear after only a few times of use, a few users have commented.

Bottom line

Cold weather is no hindrance to looking stylish with the Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX. This sneaker will get you through even the fiercest cold with its warm fleece lining and heat-retentive layer.

Even with its warm build, the sneaker is not bulky and, in fact, has a slimming effect on the feet. Vans made the colors equally attractive, and the inverse waffle sole will ensure you get to strut this shoe without worrying about the slippery ground.

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Good to know

The Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX is too cool to be confined to just one gender. This unisex sneaker is available in a wide range of sizes. The high-cut profile of the shoe gives maximum ankle support as well as adequate protection from shocks brought about by skating. Lace-up closures provide a secure way to customize the shoe to the foot.

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

The Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX is a revamping of an already legendary shoe with more practical and functional elements. The vulcanized lug outsole, which is an inverse of Vans’ signature waffle pattern, gives the sneaker maximum traction on slippery surfaces. The premium Scotchguard-treated upper keeps moisture out while the fleece lining and heat-retention layer keeps the foot cozy and dry.

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. This model took the skating world by storm due to its new above-the-ankle cut. The new profile achieved much success due to its efficiency in shielding ankle bones from falling skateboards and also because of its “cool” style.

Style Number 38, later renamed as the SK8-Hi, went on to become one of the most iconic silhouettes in the Vans lineup. It has been reissued and remade many times over. 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. The SK8-Hi MTE updated the original silhouette from the ground up, changing the waffle outsole into an inverse lugged one and lining the upper with a fleece material for warmth. A gusseted tongue was added along with a Scotchguard-treated exterior to repel liquid.

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.

  • The Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX features a padded collar, reinforced toecap, and suede and textile upper.


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