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The Sk8-Hi Slim, a slimmed down version of its original, is lace-up high top with a durable canvas upper, a supportive and padded ankle and Vans vulcanized signature Waffle Outsole.
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by PowerReviews
VansSk8-Hi Slim
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (38)
  • Stylish (34)
  • BREATHES WELL (15)
  • Durable (15)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (6)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (15)
  • Travel (6)
  • Going out (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      82% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Trendy style (8), Stylish (6), Conservative (3)
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm really into shoes (9), Shoes are for wearing (4), I'm into shoes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THESE are the originals!

This is not a re-imagined, slimmed down, feminine version of the "classic" original, as the description states, this IS the original, iconic, classic design. The current Sk8-Hi...Read complete review

This is not a re-imagined, slimmed down, feminine version of the "classic" original, as the description states, this IS the original, iconic, classic design. The current Sk8-Hi looks heavy and chunky by comparison, which is fine in and of itself but not when being passed off as a classic. I've worn Vans continuously since the early 80's, including many pairs of hi-tops during that era. Today I wear Old Skools, slip-ons, and Eras but have longed for another pair of original hi-tops. Now that I know they're available again, I'm going to stock up on several pairs while I can!! I wish I could custom order additional color combos, but I'm more than happy that navy/blue and black is available. Thank you for bringing these back!

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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5.0

My favorite pair of shoes!

By EL

from Michigan

About Me Trendy

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • work

    Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

    I got these shoes in the black and they are the best pair of shoes I've ever had! Not only does the color match with everything, the shoes themselves are so comfortable for anything I do! My job has me on my feet all day and I wear my Vans the whole time. Also, I wear them in the summer and to school in winter. It's been almost a year since I got them and they still look and feel new. Totally get these shoes!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm Into Shoes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    I bought this shoe for my daughter and she loves.

    By Shoe shopper

    from Maryland

    About Me Trendy

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

      For school.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love love love!

      By Morgan

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Trendy

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Travel

        Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

        They're so comfy! Can pair them with anything. Jeans, shorts, dress, socks! The white is perfect!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • View On Shoes:
        • Shoes are for Wearing

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I would to buy the products again my son love it thank yoi

        By Moe

        from Salem,ma

        Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

        They are great

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        5.0

        Love the shoe, very comfortable

        By Spence

        from Holbrook, MA

        About Me Stylish

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

          I use it to look stylish and clean, and i alos use it for casual wear while going or if i am walking for a long time. Either way the show is perfect doe any situation

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • View On Shoes:
          • I'm Really Into Shoes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          High Top Swagger

          By Lord Voldemort

          from Carson, CA

          About Me Trendy

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

            This product goes perfect with almost everything I love them

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • View On Shoes:
            • I'm Really Into Shoes

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            5.0

            I loved the look and comfort of these shoes

            By Margo

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Trendy

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • NO CONS

            Best Uses

            • Almost wearable anywhere

            Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

            Loved it

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • View On Shoes:
            • I'm Really Into Shoes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great kicks

            By Sonia mcc

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Stylish

            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out

              Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

              Love these vans every body kept asking me where I got them from ;)

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • View On Shoes:
              • I'm Really Into Shoes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Shoes were for my daughter. She love them.

              By AJ

              from Overseas

              About Me Conservative

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

                  Shoes were for my daughter.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • View On Shoes:
                  • Shoes are for Wearing

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love!

                  By TJ

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Trendy

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

                    I wanted these shoes the second I saw them in a catalog. I own over 30 pairs of vans (excessive, I know) but these are by far my favorite ones. Love love love the color and the hi-top style!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • View On Shoes:
                    • I'm Really Into Shoes

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