The Vans women's Sk8-Hi 46 MTE shoes feature a weatherized upper treated with Scotchguard to repel unwanted moisture for year-round wear. Vans also added a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to keep your feet toasty in the colder months. The newly developed lug outsole borrows construction techniques from Vans' snowboard boots. That's more than 20 years of snow experience packed into one pair of shoes. You can trust Vans on this one.