We’re well into fall and up here in Canada that means that snow and icy roads lay ahead (pun intended). There comes a point before after the leaves have fallen from the trees but before the first snowfall where we start to put away our lowkey warm weather sneakers and replace their spot in the closet with highcut water-resistant boots. It’s the shoewear equivalent of putting on the winter tires because even if it’s a mild winter, it’s still winter.

Well don’t stress all you fly to death sneaker people out there, Vans has revamped their legendary Sk8-Hi MTE hightop to be able to brave the elements. Featuring water-resistant leather and suede uppers, warm linings, and a heat retention layer that provides warmth and moisture management around your toes. The shoe was designed with Vans’ 20+ years of snowboard boot history in mind so the all-new MTE 2.0 comes ready for maximum traction.

The new Vans Sk8-Hi MTE 2.0 DX is the ultimate cold weather sneaker and is available now in Canada at Little Burgundy. Don’t wait for the first snowfall, grab yourself a pair now.