You are Made for the Elements. These are your Vans. Since the birth of riding waves, surfers have been in the business of modifying their equipment to better address the demands of their environment. The right board for the wave. Different waxes based on water temperature. Thick neoprene suits to insulate from the cold. Four-wheel drive vehicles customized for camping and holding boards. The list goes on. The Destruct Mid MTE-1 is the continuation of this purpose-built, adventure-based mindset. Not only is this shoe modified to stand up to the journey, but it will keep you comfortable in the most uncomfortable of situations after all, great surf doesn't always mean great weather. Armed with our MTE-1 Primaloft® cold weather thermal package, HydroGuard wrap waterproofing on the lower half of the upper, a lightweight single-density UltraCush footbed, and our classic all-conditions MTE-1 outsole, the Destruct Mid MTE-1 delivers Vans classic styling with a reinforced promise of all-weather protection. The Destruct Mid MTE-1 is finished with durable water repellent-treated leather uppers. TRACTION - The aggressive reverse waffle lug pattern on our MTE-1 outsole is ready for variable terrain and street performance. The lugged tread pattern features a siped tire-like design for increased traction. THERMOREGULATION - The zonal MTE-1 Primaloft insulation package uses a high-quality microfiber thermal insulation system to mimic the warmth-providing properties of down, keeping you warm without retaining water. MOISTURE MANAGEMENT - The new MTE-1 HydroGuard Wrap provides a splash and puddle guard around the shoe and over the toe, resulting in a reliable, comfortable, breathable waterproofing system. COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE - Our MTE-1 comfort package uses a single-density UltraCush molded EVA footbed for enhanced comfort and reduced weight.