Hailing from Salt Lake City, Sam Taxwood was surrounded by the best resorts, street spots, and all-mountain terrain in the world. From the Wasatch backcountry to the rail gardens, Sam’s diverse brand of snowboarding is the direct result of riding some of the most iconic locales. And when Sam’s ready to slip off his boots, he slides into the Mountain Mule Vansguard. The Sam Taxwood Mountain Mule Vansguard is made with Vansguard water-resistant leather uppers, a 100-gram insulation package for warmth and comfort, and Sam’s classic style. The Standard MTE snow boot outsoles feature an aggressive reverse waffle lug pattern for variable terrain and street performance, while the siped tire-like design increases overall traction. Add in multi-level dynamic surfacing and you’ve got Vans-approved performance. • TRACTION: Specially designed for cruising around in cold weather conditions, the Standard Snow MTE outsole offers next-level grip and traction. • INSULATION: Shoveling the walkway, walking the dog, or running to the market—we all want warm feet on a cold day, and the downsized 100-gram weight insulation package gets the job done. • MOISTURE MANAGEMENT: Vansguard-treated uppers keeps snow and wet out.