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The Sk8-Hi Slim is part of a new line that re-imagines Vans skate shoe classics, and slims down the profile for a more feminine look.

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    Sk8-Hi Slim
     
    4.6

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (25)
    • Stylish (24)
    • Breathable (17)
    • Versatile (17)
    • Cushions impact (13)

    Cons

    • Poor arch support (6)

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (24)
    • School (19)
    • Travel (14)
    • Work (14)
    • Going out (11)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        93% 

        (26 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        93% 

        (26 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Stylish (17), Conservative (5), Trendy style (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    New closet staple

    This is a new staple for my closet. You can dress it up or down with pretty much anything because it's a basic black. It's really comfortable and makes any outfit look stylish.

    This is a new staple for my closet. You can dress it up or down with pretty much anything because it's a basic black. It's really comfortable and makes any outfit look stylish.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Waffle Tread Fail

    Having worn nothing but Vans since 1982, I was very excited to finally discover these (I last bought a pair of Vans hi-tops in 1985, which I still have). In spite of...Read complete review

    Having worn nothing but Vans since 1982, I was very excited to finally discover these (I last bought a pair of Vans hi-tops in 1985, which I still have). In spite of the fact that they are being marketed as a re-imagined, more feminine design, I immediately ordered a pair. But now upon closer inspection, I'm not at all satisfied with these. I could easily live with the fact that the "re-imagined" ankle support is almost an inch lower than the originals (also equating to one less shoestring hole), and I could easily replace the spaghetti shoestrings, but the micro waffle tread is an absolute deal breaker.

    I'm extremely disappointed that Vans simply refuses to acknowledge and offer one of their most legendary classic shoes in its correct form, except when releasing special editions like the Bones Brigade or Haro versions. It's obvious they want to push the second generation Sk8-hi, with its wider leather for ollies, because they are undoubtedly more durable for skating. But aesthetically speaking, the current iteration of the Sk8-hi looks heavy and chunky, cutting off the most defining aspect of the "jazz stripe." Why Vans can't offer the "slim" version as the original classic (with the correct waffle tread, ankle height, and shoestrings) and the beefier Sk8-hi as the re-designed classic that it is for skating is beyond me. I can't imagine there would ever be an instance where a girl would balk at buying a pair of "slim" hi-tops because they have traditional waffle tread soles, but I know plenty of guys besides myself that would absolutely balk at buying a pair because they have micro waffle tread soles. This makes zero marketing sense to me, and I work in marketing.

    Make this legendary shoe design in its true original form, which the Sk8-hi slim really only misses by the waffle tread, and I'll buy multiple pairs at a time. But until then, they're going back and I'm not buying another pair.

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    4.0

    great shoes

    By shoe nut

    from Seattle

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

      This is a good school shoe for teens

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      i love these bad boys

      By angryamanda

      from covington, KY

      About Me Stylish

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

      i bought these in all black about a year and a half ago and ive worn them out so i came back to buy another pair of the same exact shoe haha they're comfy, they look rad, whats not to love?

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      love em

      By yogatoride

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Stylish

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

      love supporting Vans because they support their athletes better than most. getting back to my roots, stoked to support Vans. only complaint about the entire process and product is that they could really offer better arch support. having only had them a few weeks, otherwise so far so good. thx Vans!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
       
      4.0

      Ready for my next pair

      By AL

      from Harrisburg, PA

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathes Well
      • Comfortable
      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

        I had been debating on getting this pair of shoes for months. I finally decided to get them, and I couldn't be happier. I wear them with everything! I would definitely recommend them. I'll probably end up getting another pair in a few months!

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

        Fabulous

        By Audrey

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • School
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

          Definitely recommend.

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

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