In part of the Holiday 16 collaboration between DQM and Vans, The Quilted MTE combines influences of classic technical outdoor footwear and apparel design with a high quality, luxury aesthetic. In Navy and British Khaki, the shoes are inspired by the idea and colors of wilderness.
The premium materials, deconstructed styling, quilted tongue and completely monochromatic palette of the Sk8-Hi silhouette create a minimal feel which belies the inherent functional outdoor technology borrowed from Vans’ MTE ‘Designed for the Elements’ collections. The shoes feature a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to keep feet warm, padded collar and heel counters for support, a vulcanized lug outsole for maximum traction in wet weather, and premium, weatherproof leather uppers. A custom striped nylon webbing pull tab helps slip shoes over winter socks. Produced in a limited edition exclusively for DQM and The General store in New York, the shoes feature ‘The General: DQM for Vans’ logos on the insoles and ‘DQM’ logos on the heel tabs.