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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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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Original Classic Sk8-Hi
     
    4.6

    (based on 121 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stylish (104)
    • Comfortable (93)
    • Versatile (65)
    • Durable (57)
    • Cushions impact (48)

    Cons

    • Poor arch support (20)
    • Wears out quickly (12)
    • Poor cushioning (10)
    • Stains easily (5)
    • Chafes easily (3)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (96)
    • Going out (69)
    • School (69)
    • Travel (51)
    • Work (45)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        93% 

        (106 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        95% 

        (106 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (56), Conservative (27), Trendy style (15), 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 at...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 press...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

    Great Pair of Shoes!

    By Momma Bear

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School

      Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

      I got these shoes for my daughter, at her incessant request, as they were sold out at all nearby retailers and they only had her size online. I couldn't even make it through the door with the box before she tore them out of my hands, laced them up and put them on. Then, of course, came the photo shoot so she could put her new shoes online, and then she had to go show them off so we went around shopping and she got plenty of compliments and never complained of the typical new shoe pain. She wears them every day! Great, great shoes!

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

      Wonderful!

      By Damage Inc.

      from TN

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

        I don't know why I stopped buying these years ago. I sure am glad that I decided to get back to my roots!

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

        I only want to wear sk8-hi's forever

        By smellyface

        from los angeles, ca

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

        I wear these shoes every day to work, bike in, and skate in. They feel great and everyone compliments they're classic style.

         
        5.0

        I love my Vans Sk8- Hi's

        By Hopsfarmer

        from Tahlequah,Ok.

        About Me Conservative

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathes Well
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

          I drive a truck for a living and usually wear boots,so I enjoy the ankle support these provide. I would recommend these to a friend.

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

          super nice shoe

          By LK

          from Champaign il

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Going Out

            Comments about Original Classic Sk8-Hi:

            Very stylish

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