Vans Sk8-Hi DR MTE-2, brown
Vans Sk8-Hi DR MTE-2, brown
You are Made For The Elements. These are your Vans.
Activity-inspired and adventure-based, the Sk8-Hi DR MTE-2 offers new levels of day-to-day versatility. Featuring all the upgraded features of the original Sk8-Hi MTE-2, plus a metal speed lace D-ring eyelet that provides a vintage aesthetic and extra lacing support, this get-out-and-do-stuff shoe is meant to be an all-day, every-day ol’ reliable wrapped up in a classic style that only Vans can provide. It is made with leather uppers.
• MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
- The MTE™-2 HydroGuard™ 360o package is watertight and stretchable, which results in comfortable, breathable waterproof technology.
- The zonal MTE™-2 Primaloft® insulation package uses a high-quality microfiber thermal insulation system to mimic the warmth-providing properties of down, keeping you warm without retaining internal moisture.
- The All-Trac MTE™-2 outsole offers a rubber compound that provides flexible underfoot lugs to bend with terrain changes, creating more surface area and better variable adaptability.
• COMFORT AND SUPPORT
- Our MTE™-2 dual-density comfort package uses a single-density UltraCush™ molded EVA footbed with an OrthoLite® topsheet for enhanced comfort and reduced weight, while also supporting a drier, healthier environment inside your shoe.
Attention customers outside of Canada: Vans has a strict policy against cross border purchases. We will be unable to fulfill any orders for customers outside of Canada.
Vans are synonymous with California and skate culture. Their timeless designs have transcended generations and will for years to come.
Their humble roots ring true to any DIY'er as taken from their Wikipedia entry:
"On March 16, 1966, at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim, California, U.S., brothers Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren, Gordon Lee, and Serge D'Elia opened the first Vans store under the name The Van Doren Rubber Company. Paul Van Doren and D'Elia owned the majority of the company, while James Van Doren and Lee each owned a 10 percent stake. The business manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public. On that first morning, twelve customers purchased Vans deck shoes, which are now known as "Authentic". The company displayed three styles of shoes, which were priced between US$2.49 and US$4.99, but on the opening day, the company had only manufactured display models without any inventory ready to sell—the store rack boxes were actually empty.
Nevertheless, the twelve customers selected the colours and styles they desired, and were asked to return later in the afternoon to pick up their purchases. Paul Van Doren and Lee then rushed to the factory to manufacture the selected shoes. When the customers returned that afternoon to pick up their shoes, Paul Van Doren and Lee realized that they had forgotten to maintain a cash reserve to provide change to customers. The customers were therefore given the shoes and asked to return the following day with their payments. All twelve of the customers returned the following day to pay for their items."