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The inaugural member of Vans' legendary legacy of high top skate shoes was the first to bring the supportive sensibilities of an athletic boot to the world of skating. The popularity of the Sk8-Hi look followed suit, becoming a favorite amongst skaters, musicians, artists, and counter culture types alike. Today they remain in their original form, a perennial classic, built like they always have with sturdy suede/canvas or canvas (True White) uppers, and waffle rubber soles.

  • Canvas and suede uppers.
  • High top construction.
  • Side stripe detail.
  • Vulcanized waffle outsole.
  • Unisex sizing.

  • Imported

Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi

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    Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi
     
    4.5

    (based on 75 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (61)
    • Stylish (61)
    • Durable (45)
    • Versatile (39)
    • Cushions impact (33)

    Cons

    • Poor cushioning (9)
    • Wears out quickly (9)
    • Poor arch support (8)
    • Poor support / stability (4)
    • Stains easily (4)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (60)
    • School (49)
    • Going out (48)
    • Travel (44)
    • Work (26)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        93% 

        (70 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        96% 

        (70 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (34), Conservative (13), Comfort driven (8), Style driven (5), Trendy style (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid

    I've been wearing these bad boys for years. Look great new, look even better when they're old. It's and old school look with a style that's still relevant today. I bike a lot,...Read complete review

    I've been wearing these bad boys for years. Look great new, look even better when they're old. It's and old school look with a style that's still relevant today. I bike a lot, so my shoes take a real beating. These things pull through, though I wouldn't suggest wearing them when the roads are full of snow, mud, and sludge. You'll have some pretty sad and soggy feet.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    I have worn vans all my life and I have never had an issue with the durability. This is the second pair of Sk8-hi I have owned and I will not buy another pair...Read complete review

    I have worn vans all my life and I have never had an issue with the durability. This is the second pair of Sk8-hi I have owned and I will not buy another pair. The suede toes on both shoes has literally disintegrated. Almost seems like it was made with some kind of heavy bond PAPER! The first pair lasted a little longer before they were unwearable. This pair has lasted a month. The sole is fresh but the toes and heels have fallen apart. I sure hope that you guys can get the quality control under wraps or I my have to find a new shoe company.

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    5.0

    LOVE!

    By waffle soul

    from LA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi:

      Luckily, I was able to snag an all-white pair before they were discontinued. I absolutely love these! I can't wait until they're worn in and dirty. Although they are white, I think they'll look even better that way.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      5.0

      "Out of This World"

      By Iggycat

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Conservative

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

        Comments about Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi:

        My past four pairs of shoes were these,and I love them. The suede is strong and takes a very long time to rip, and are very comfortable to skate in.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
         
        5.0

        I LOVE THIS PRODUCT

        By NOT ORDINARY

        from El Monte, CA

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathes Well
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Beach Wear
        • Casual Wear
        • School

        Comments about Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi:

        I love this product as soon I got them I was excited to style them. I personally style them with a American Apparel circle skirt and any tank. But overall I feel like I can style them with pretty much anything. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM and wish they didn't wear out to quickly.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
         
        5.0

        Great classic shoe

        By Clay

        from Austin, Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Does Not Breath

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out

        Comments about Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi:

        I've been wearing this style of Vans since 1981. It is so cool that the same model is still available. It's a great looking shoe and very good for skating. I don't skate much anymore, but I've been wearing this style consistantly (never been without a pair) for over 30 years.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent shoes!

        By Vulcanized

        from NC

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Suede/Canvas Sk8-Hi:

          I had a pair of Sk8-Hi in the early 90s that I loved. I have worn Converse too BUT they no longer have a full rubber sole but VANS does!! So, I will continue to buy Vans because of the vulcanized full rubber sole, comfort and they're just awesome. I happen to have a sort of narrow heel and my foot is a little wide near the toes so this style is extremely comfortable to me. I've worn them every day since I got them and think the quality and comfort is as good as I remembered. Great shoes, priced reasonably! They DO stretch some so don't be surprised if you have to tighten your strings every now and then during the first couple weeks of wear.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

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