"Despite being born in sunny SoCal, skate pioneers Vans have regularly dipped their tanned toes into other disciplines, including shoes for surfaces found in extremely different conditions. The latest update to their All-Weather collection sees MTE – short for Mountain Edition – versions of classics like the vans us sale, packed full of element-braving features. Let’s take a closer look.
Founded on the principles of “teamwork, learning from one another, staying open-minded” and the idea of togetherness, Chicago’s Notre exemplifies their shop messaging with their latest collaborative endeavor with the good folks over at Vault By Vans. Utilizing the vans old skool checkerboard silhouette, Notre hones in on four iconic statement colorways of red, blue, black, and off-white while adding their signature hand-shake detailing onto the side-stripe of the model (you might’ve caught this detail on their upcoming Notre Dunk High). While their motto of “There are many ways of doing things besides your own” has been around since the retailer’s inception, it has never been more urgently relevant in 2020.
Vans’ MTE line actually dates back to 1988, when the brand introduced weather-resistant treatments to their assortment. Over 30 years on, that mentality remains, and is boosted with modern day technology. For example, these Black Friday Deals are more or less rebuilt from the ground up, starting with lugged traction, similar to that of hiking boots. Don’t worry, that distinct waffle pattern is still there!
More often than not, the vans era 59 is an ideal shoe for summer. Yet, while the model may not have equal appeal in winter, due in large part because of its ankle exposing frame, it certainly has a presence in your fall/winter rotation. Thats brought about through weather combative material usage, as exampled in the newly release Vans Era 59 CA “Ribbed Suede” pack. Infusing a heavy dosage of denim suede, the three-piece collection denotes color variations including Coriander, Black and Forest Night. Each rest atop a durable, rubber vulcanized outsole while heavy duty eyelets and rope laces aid the comfortable upper. Strong stitch work can be noted on each style, with Vans branding at the midfoot hang tag and rear. Browse the looks below and let us know if the Era “Ribbed Suede” pack makes your cool weather rotation.