You are Made for the Elements™. These are your Vans. Vans MTE is the byproduct of a lifetime spent outdoors, because we know that the pursuit of your passions isn’t always accompanied by a fair-weather forecast. Rain, sleet, snow, mud, wind—nothing is going to stand between you and your next adventure. In fact, we like to think these all add a bit of flavor to the experience. It’s why we created MTE in the first place. Delivering on a new promise of an all-weather shoe, the Plaid Sk8-Hi Zip MTE-1 builds upon our legendary high top with MTE-1 architecture so that you can stay protected from the elements with classic Vans styling. This heritage silhouette features enhanced thermoregulation properties, the new MTE-1 HydroGuard™ Wrap for moisture management, a lightweight single-density UltraCush™ footbed, and our classic all-conditions rubber in a reverse waffle pattern for traction that keeps you covered from the city streets to the uncharted outdoors. Finished with a heel zipper and durable water repellent-treated suede uppers with plaid textile details, the Plaid Sk8-Hi Zip MTE-1 brings an iconic Vans aesthetic to uncompromising cold weather comfort. Whether you find yourself bagging snowcapped peaks or braving a rain-soaked commute, you can set off with confidence knowing that every stitch of your equipment is intentionally placed to provide ultimate versatility. After all, we know it was never about the destination. It’s about the stories you create along your journey.