Vans SK8-Hi MTE DX Style
The high-top Vans SK8-Hi MTE DX displays premium upper inserted with thick lining to keep the feet dry and warmish during the cold and wet seasons. The lug outsole showcases rugged features at the same time provides reliable traction on various landscapes.
Just like the other models of the SK8-Hi, the MTE DX edition can work well with almost any casual ensemble. Most gents styled their SK8-His with joggers, denim jeans, skinnies, and shorts and paired up with plain tees or crisp button down. Ladies, meanwhile, preferred styling this with leggings or shorts while some match this up with skirt or dress.
Vans SK8-Hi MTE DX History
The Vans Style # 36 or better known as the Old Skool was launched in 1977, that showcased canvas upper with durable rubber outsole. This silhouette was embraced by the skaters across California as it gave them better control and feel over their boards.
Later on, the brand wanted to launch another silhouette that would provide better ankle support, especially for the skaters. They introduced the Style # 38 which is popularly known as the SK8-Hi model. This shoe offered better ankle support by its padded high-cut collar with more stitching, cushioning, and folding to boost the durability as well as provide unique features.
The SK8-Hi was embraced not only by the skaters but also by young generations as it was used as their blank canvas for self-expression. Vans factory was also opened in customizing the Sk8-Hi and let their buyers choose their preferred materials and designs.
The SK8-Hi was able to invade the music domain which helped the brand to advance its popularity among the skaters and all other fashionistas. Despite the recognition, the SK8-Hi remained faithful to the classic facets, like the canvas and suede upper with the iconic Sidestripe. However, in the 80s, Vans broaden the eyestay and incorporated perforations to deliver comfier and more durable sneaker.
Over the years, various versions of the Vans SK8-Hi were unveiled in the market. To keep up to the intense competition in the sneakers market, Vans launched their take on the Mountain Edition to fit the cold and wet seasons.
The Vans SK8-Hi Mountain Edition Deluxe boasts its weather-proof features suitable for the cold season. This kick boasts its inner layering that provides superb warmth during the cold days, and the outer has been treated with Scotchgard protector to function as water and stain repellent.