Size and fit

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.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX Style

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.

Notable Features

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.

Vans SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX History

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.

Additional Info

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

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Top 14% sneakers
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Top 34% Vans sneakers
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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.