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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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
VansSk8-Hi Slim
 
4.8

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (46)
  • Stylish (42)
  • Durable (21)
  • BREATHES WELL (15)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

  • Poor arch support (6)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (23)
  • Travel (8)
  • Going out (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (12), Trendy style (9), Conservative (4)
    • View On Shoes:
    • I'm really into shoes (13), I'm into shoes (5), Shoes are for wearing (5)

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!

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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

Cute shoes for the not so girly girl.

By Paityn

from Iowa

About Me Trendy

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

    Look good with skinny jeans

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

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    5.0

    Really nice shoes

    By Chrisco

    from Orange Beach, Al

    About Me Stylish

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

        My 9yr old son really loves his shoes, he is really into skate boarding,

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        5.0

        I would buy these in every color

        By Allen

        from Brooklyn

        About Me Stylish

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

          Great for being active

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

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          5.0

          I would totally buy this product again!

          By Day

          from Austin, Tx

          About Me Stylish

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

            I honestly love these shoes so much and I have gotten a lot of compliments on them. The only thing that I disliked about these shoes was the fact that the shoes stained the shoelaces. After a week the shoelaces turned burgundy and I had to wash them.

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

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            5.0

            My daughter loves her Vans...will purchase again!!

            By Treasa K

            from Michigan

            About Me Stylish

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out

              Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

              Our oldest daughter started wearing Vans last school season and insisted on them again this school year. They are comfortable and long lasting. They are perfect for the style she wants!! Really happy with the product.

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

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              4.0

              So comfortable PERFECT FOR SKATING and looks amazing

              By Kirk

              from Marysville oh

              About Me Conservative

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Could be a bit wider

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Skating

              Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

              I feel like they're not broken into yet but nice

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

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              4.0

              Finally a repop hi- top worth a darn

              By Kevin the Vans connoisseur

              from Reno, nv

              About Me Stylish

              Pros

              • Classic
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Women's soles

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

              I got these based on a review already posted about how true to the originals these were and I'll have to agree- in person, they look more like the original than the men's OG sk8- hi or whatever those abominations are called. "Slim" is just that they aren't all bulky and goofy- they're just right.
              No Ollie guard, stupid thick stripe that goes way too high by the ankle and absurdly tall like some sort of skate boot...cool. Only caveat though, is they're sized for women, hence the chick Vans waffle pattern on the soles. Lucky I have narrow feet, so they fit ok, but if I had typical guy duck feet, they'd suck to wear.
              Other than the chick soles, I'm stoked.

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

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              5.0

              I would really buy this product again.

              By Luna

              from Inglewood, Ca

              About Me Stylish

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Wear Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out
              • Travel

              Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

              This product was great I really like it. A lot of people complimented me on them. Old school but still awesome!

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

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              5.0

              Love them!

              By Jani

              from Miami, FL

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about Sk8-Hi Slim:

                I love the combo of colors because navy blue goes with anything and if you know how to dress according to these shoes then yeah you goooood

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

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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

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