Ankle Awareness: Vans Is Making Your New Favorite Boots

Best Vans Boots: Rugged Winter Go-tos
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* Modern, casual winter boots from the sneaker kings
* Featuring upgraded chukkas and snowboard boots
* Quality boots that are often overshadowed by Vans’ classic sneakers

Vans has taken their shoe-making expertise beyond sneakers. Their new boots are as capable in cold weather on the mountain as they are in the city, and feature the same quality, classic style, and reasonable prices as the brand’s beloved sneakers. Below are six of their best pairs for men and women.


1. Vans Prairie Chukka MTE

The Prairie looks like a very warm pair of vans sneakers, but is actually a rugged waterproof chukka for rainy winter days. The uppers are made of water-repellent leather and synthetic materials, and the shoes feature a heat-retention layer between the lining and the outsole for real warmth.

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Vans Prairie Chukka MTE



2. Vans Chauffette MTE

The Vans Chauffette is similar to the Prairie, but elevates the nautical-inspired styling with tan leather accents. They work as capable, stylish city footwear, but can also be trusted on the deck of a ship during a storm… if you do that kind of thing.

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Vans Chauffette MTE



3. Vans Encore Snowboard Boots

With the Encore snowboard boots, Vans brings their fashion-forward mindset to the mountain. Along with being one of the best looking snowboard boots, the Encore has a ton of features including a spring loaded lace spool, Vans’ UltraCush construction, and an internal web harness.

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Vans Encore Snowboard Boots




4. Vans Desert Chukka

This desert chukka elevates the vintage classic with an UltraCush footbed for comfort, a durable suede construction, and a more rugged sole for wet terrain. It’s a standout because it has these features and still retains the handsome chukka boot silhouette. Plus, it’s reasonably priced at under $100.

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Vans Desert Chukka



5. Vans SK8-Hi MTE

The MTE version of Vans’ signature Sk8-Hi is a real hidden gem. Its styling and ruggedness is unlike any other sneaker, and makes it a great winter alternative to the Vans old skool or regular Sk8-Hi.

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Vans SK8-Hi MTE



6. Vans Remedy Boots

If you need a boot for serious cold or snowy weather, the Vans Remedy is a good option. The styling is a combination of a snowboard boot and the classic Sk8-Hi, and the result is a modern, rugged look that you don’t see very often – especially from boots under $160.

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Vans Remedy Boots