Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of reviewers have confirmed that the Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX among the comfortable Vans SK8-Hi shoes
  • Several wearers have applauded the Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX for providing warmth on winter and other cold days. 
  • With the re-enforced toe cap, it provides improved and better durability compared to SK8-Hi MTE DX and SK8-Hi MTE that several users have agreed. 
  • Plenty of testers have affirmed and praised this sneaker's capability to keep the foot dry in wet conditions. 
  • Like the high-top Chucks shoes, the Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX is versatile to match a variety of casual outfits for any season. 
  • It has a reverse lug waffle outsole that provides excellent traction on dry and wet surfaces, which several wearers have testified. 
  • Some users have expressed their admiration for the shoe's beautiful colorways.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX feels a bit heavy on feet, according to a few. 
  • Some testers say that this sneaker fits wider compared to most Vans shoes

Bottom line

Once again, the SK8-Hi proves that it has a silhouette that knows no time and boundary in fashion. The Vans SK8-Hi MTE  2.0 DX delivers a boot-in-a-sneaker experience. It provides foot comfort, style, and protection. 

With a sporty look and classic vibe, it can create a fashion statement, whether rain or shine. It shows that one can enjoy comfort and performance without losing a trendy style.

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Good to know

The Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX is available in men's and women's sizing. It maintains a high-top silhouette that gives foot protection. Inside the shoe is a padded ankle collar for support and soft fabric lining that is insulated to keep the foot warm. 

Like other SK8-Hi sneakers, it has a traditional lace-up closure to ensure a secure fit. It has a removable UltraCush foam insole that offers cushioning from heel to toe, providing a comfortable ride.

Experience a snow boot in a sneaker with the Vans SK8-Hi Boot MTE 2.0 DX. With a classic heritage, this shoe is infused with weatherized product innovation. It is designed to provide style and comfort in the middle of cold days.

Some of its beautiful colorways are:

  • Valerian/True White
  • Cornstalk/Turtle Dove
  • Dirt/True White
  • Grey/True White
  • Black/Tan
  • Woodland/Camo
  • Forest Night/True White

With a level-up style, this unisex sneaker can stylishly complete and jazz up a variety of casual OOTDs. Below are some of the suggestions:


  • For a versatile off-duty look, this sneaker looks good with a pair of black distressed denim jeans, a white shirt, and a light blue denim jacket.
  • To create an instant appeal, a pair of tobacco chinos and a navy windbreaker can work with this kick. 
  • For a sharp look, the Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX can be matched with charcoal chinos and a black overcoat. 


  • The Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX can be paired with black leggings, a white shirt, and a black leather biker jacket, creating a cool casual look.
  • To look fashionable and enjoy comfort, ladies can wear black or white shorts and sweatshirts to match this shoe. It will give a laidback yet sophisticated style. 
  • For an off-duty outfit, this shoe can complement navy skinny jeans, a white shirt, and a grey cardigan.

The Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX is a manifestation that a shoe can be functional without undermining comfort and style. It showcases innovation and fashion statement. 

Ready to face the cold weather, this sneaker features weatherized and Scotchguard-treated suede upper that keeps the foot dry and warm. It also highlights a heat-retention layer in the drop-in sockliner to ensure the cold out and keep the heat in. 

Apart from the upper, this shoe also boasts long-lasting cushioning comfort using its UltraCush sockliner. It is equipped with a durable outsole with a reverse lug waffle pattern for a sure-footed grip on dry and wet surfaces.

The legendary SK8-Hi or previously known as the Style 38 was initially launched in 1978. It was created to provide better ankle support and protection, which the Old Skool was unable to deliver. 

Skaters needed this kind of protection because, most often than not, they abused their lower extremities. It was the SK8-Hi that offered the functionality they needed. Over time, this classic silhouette also made it not only in the skateboarding world but also in the fashion scene. 

Since its inception, the SK8-Hi is re-rereleased countless times using different materials, applying new concepts, and fusing innovation. One of them is Vans SK8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX.

This Mountain Edition footwear has an upper made of suede and leather material that can keep the foot dry. Inside the shoe is vacuum-coated aluminum Strobel board between the midsole and sockliner to maintain up to nine degrees of heat, keeping to foot warm. 

To provide a comfortable ride, the UltraCush insole is installed. By the way, it is removable to accommodate personal orthotics. There is a pull tab on the tongue and collar for easy on and off. The tongue is gusseted to keep the debris out. 

With a vulcanized construction, it provides flexibility. It has a lug rubber outsole, which is inspired by Vans' snow boot history, that delivers reliable traction. Also, the toe cap has a rubber reinforcement to combat repeated wear.

  • DX means Deluxe, while MTE means MounTain Edition.
  • Pull tabs have a reflective material that can be seen in low-light conditions. 
  • Vans unveiled its Mountain Edition Footwear and Apparel in the fall of 2014.

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.