Who should buy the Sk8-Hi MTE-2

On top of fans who enjoy the style of sneakerboots, the Sk8-Hi MTE-2 is also for users who: 

  • want to add another durable all-weather footwear to their collection.
  • are looking for all-rounder boots for their snow, mud, or rain adventures.
  • are particular with footwear with a superb level of traction.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 sidestripe

Who should NOT buy

If weighty sneakerboots displease you, look elsewhere as this model might not be the one for you. Check out the Vans UltraRange Hi as an alternative option.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 heel logo

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE vs Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2

Although these sneakers look virtually the same, a style loved by many snowboarders and non-snowboarders, they differ mainly in a few details, such as:

  • The upper of the MTE is treated with the Scotchguard while the MTE-2 is proofed with the HyrdoGuard 360, which provides better protection against moisture penetration.
  • The MTE-2 has the PrimaLoft zonal that supplies better insulation to our hooves compared to the fleece, flannel, or textile lining of the  MTE.
  • Compared to its ancestor that has the conventional vulcanized rubber, the MTE-2 has a sticky All-Trac rubber outsole for better grip and traction.
  • To keep the feet dry and free from bacteria, Vans uses an Ortholite insole in the MTE-2, which is not found on its antecedent. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 All-trac

Built for your day to day journey

This is a perfect shoe for various weather conditions. Unlike its parent model, the Vans Sk8-Hi, the MTE-2 will not let you down whether you need to stroll through the snowy streets or brave the light rain showers.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 ankle side view

Comfort awaits the moment you slip your feet into this

Sneakerboot fans are floored by the amount of coziness they experienced with this model. They enjoyed the molded EVA footbed and the cushy Ortholite sockliner, making their urban and trail adventures comfy and bearable. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 toe box

Every inch is designed to deliver durability

Many users feel that this model will last longer than its predecessor. While the Sk8-Hi MTE uses only the regular vulcanized outsole, the updated MTE-2 has the innovative rubber All-Trac that offers significantly boosted robustness. Moreover, its upper is treated with a water-repellent chemical to make it tougher for whatever kind of climate.

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 midsole

It will keep the water away from your feet

People love how this model keeps their feet dry as its HydroGuard 360-degree water-resistant lining effectively resists water penetration. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 lateral side

Guaranteed to keep your toes warm and toasty

Even while walking through sleets, users love how these kicks keep their feet pleasantly warm. Thanks to its PrimaLoft zonal insulation that regulates the cold temperature inside this model. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 topview collar

The Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 will not let you down, literally.

It boasts its sticky rubber outsole, called the All-Trac technology, which will protect you from slipping on slick pavements or falling on uneven surfaces. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 outsole

Hugs the ankle like it's his beau

Users love how its high-top profile provides ample support on their ankles; thus, lowering their chance of having injuries. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 backview ankle

Compliment magnet

Dressed with a leather upper with graphic details, this shoe is designed to keep you fashionably stylish even in extreme weather conditions. 

Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2 laces

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans SK8-Hi
Style: Sneakerboots
Top: High
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Vans Sk8-hi, Vans MTE
Closure: Laces
Material: OrthoLite, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA, Nylon / Fabric

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