Vans is rolling out an entire wave of new MTE designs, as well as the same mock ups from last year, just ahead of the cold and wet weather. Last year, we saw the advent of the the Era MTE and Sk8 Hi MTE with the unique reverse waffle outsole for extra grip when it's slick. New for this seasons, the Classics line has taken that same concept and applied it to the Sk8 Hi Del Pato, a silhouette that is arguably more suited for the damp season.
Both colorways make use of a suede upper and sewn mock-duck boot around the sidewall and toe. You get two options when it comes to color blocking: all black and ginger/black with a white midsole. The Sk8 Hi MTE in ginger colorway sold out very quickly last year and it's nice to see the color brought back on this model. Both pair are Scotchgard® treated so they will fair very nicely when stomping through the snow and slush.
The Vans Classics Sk8 Hi Del Pato MTE are available now online from Vans. Last years MTE's were only available in markets that received a real winter (sorry, Southern America), so check your local Vans shop for in store availability.