Geared for the harshest conditions, the Vans Sk8-Hi MTE dons a highly technical tooling packaged in the ever-classic skateboarding silhouette. Despite the many utilitarian modifications — like weather-resistant uppers, insulated lining, and vulcanized outsoles — the MTE avoids straying too far from lifestyle sensibilities. In refreshing the hiking-infused model, the California based footwear brand has given it yet another innovation: the BOA closure system, a piece of tech that has seen overwhelming use on snow boots. Trickling into stateside releases after its somewhat surprising popularity in Japan, the efficient lace lock finds a welcome home within Vans’ current line-up. At a retail of $110 USD, you can find the Vans MTE at retailers like Premier.
Vans Sk8-Hi MTE
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