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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 canvas uppers, and waffle rubber soles.

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

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    Original Classic Sk8-Hi
     
    4.6

    (based on 158 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (106)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (136)
    • Comfortable (122)
    • Versatile (81)
    • Durable (76)
    • Cushions impact (66)

    Cons

    • Poor arch support (23)
    • Wears out quickly (16)
    • Poor cushioning (13)
    • Stains easily (7)
    • Chafes easily (6)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (126)
    • School (89)
    • Going out (85)
    • Travel (64)
    • Work (57)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        91% 

        (138 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        94% 

        (139 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (78), Conservative (31), Trendy style (21), Comfort driven (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect!

    I work full time as a manager at a Dairy Queen, and I've started wearing these shoes. I don't slip in spilled items, and they are so comfortable to wear for eight hours...Read complete review

    I work full time as a manager at a Dairy Queen, and I've started wearing these shoes. I don't slip in spilled items, and they are so comfortable to wear for eight hours at a time without sitting down. They're a little stiff at the moment, but I know that within a few weeks, they'll feel comfortable just like my old ones. The suede on them makes it incredibly easy to clean with water and an old tooth brush, so I'm not worried about them getting dirty from ice cream and such. And when just going out, I find that these shoes match anything. They look great with my shorty shorts, some skinny jeans, even a bikini. They're just perfect, for both males and females! It is best to wear socks that cover your ankle, or you'll have some blisters. Just a heads up until they're broken in to all of you who are looking to purchase these beauties! (: The black on black ones come with white laces, and I'm thinking about getting new ones because those get really dirty, really quickly.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    great shoes, albeit a single malfunction

    excellent shoes in many respects. they seem to have held up well so far, except for the fact that the sole on one heel is slanted to the side, causing my heel to...Read complete review

    excellent shoes in many respects. they seem to have held up well so far, except for the fact that the sole on one heel is slanted to the side, causing my heel to press against the inner sidewall when i walk. this has resulted in unevenly shaped shoes. this problem has not affected my feet or how well i walk or skate, but it does affect how the shoes look. I'm a bit disappointed that Vans didn't notice the flaw.

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    5.0

    Instant comfort

    By Ashley

    from Chicago, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School
      • Work

      Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

      Instantly comfy and easy to wear everyday.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
       
      4.0

      Interesting

      By -B

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Wears In Wellf
      • Wheres In Well

      Cons

      • Too Stiff
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School

      Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

      These shoes are nice looking and where in really quickly. My only gripe was that they are soo hard to put on and take off without loosening every single lace stitch. I have resigned myself to loosening my whole shoe every time. The first time I wore them, they had a slight defect in the sole of the right shoe and it was like something became ustuck. The popping sound drove me nuts. I walked around in them all day and by the end of the day i guess it fixed itself because it doesn't do that anymore. I like them, they wore in well and the ankles don't feel as stiff as they did when they were knew.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
       
      2.0

      needs some work

      By nish peach

      from Anderson, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Chafes Easily
      • Poor Cushioning
      • Too Stiff
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

        One of the shoes has a weird defect. Not very enjoyable.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
         
        5.0

        Luv Them!!!

        By Lizzy

        from Santa Barbara

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School

          Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

          My daughter absolutely loves the shoes she wears them to school and she loves style.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
           
          3.0

          Inspection

          By SUD

          from Freeport, TX

          About Me Conservative

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathes Well
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beach Wear
            • Casual Wear
            • Going Out
            • School
            • Travel
            • Work

            Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

            The only thing that needs to happen inspection of the shoe more closely. My left toughn slots where the shoe laces go threw were not there at all. So I had to get a razor blade and cut to of them to hold the toughn straight. Well some what straight. LOL! But all in all LOVE THEM Will always buy VANS UNTIL I DIE!

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

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