Winter gets pretty brutal in New York. It’s cold, it’s wet and when it snows you have to walk around in big sludgy piles of dirty frozen slush for days as soon as you step out the door. NY natives, DQM, have given a skate classic a wet-weather makeover in their latest colab with Vans. The Sk8-Hi gets a heat-retention layer between the sockliners to ward off the chill and a premium weatherproof leather upper. Increasing the luxe treatment, the upper gets a quilted tongue, padded collars and heel counters to bear the brunt of January in the Big Apple.
The DQM x Vans Quilted Sk8-Hi MTE DX drops October 27 at DQM.