First introduced in 1978 during the height of vert skating and freestyle BMX, the Sk8-Hi was a pivotal footwear style that delivered protection from the rising demands of both sports without sacrificing style. In 1979, Vans updated its original Sk8-Hi model to include a rubber toe bumper for increased durability. Today, Vans reintroduces the toe bumper on the Sk8-Hi Reissue 138 as part of the Vintage Military assortment. Available in two colorways that draw influence from traditional workwear suiting, a premium suede in dress blues and dusty olive dresses the hi-top’s uppers, while a tonal leather Sidestripe can be found on the quarter panels. Each Sk8-Hi 138 model is finished with a marshmallow outsole and a ridged toe bumper detailing. Vans’ original deck shoe rounds out the four pack in two additional colorways including corsair and desert sage that draws influence from customary military regalia. The Authentic 138 showcases vintage-inspired suede uppers, brass eyelets and marshmallows cotton laces, sole and textured toe cap.
The Vintage Military collection will be available to shop in Vans retail stores and online this July.