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High-top silhouette has a sturdy suede and canvas upper with checkerboard print. Platform bumper and an exaggerated sole add a street-style touch. Waffle patterned rubber sole adds to the classic element.
The Sk8-Hi entered the sneaker world in '76 (just after Era's launch) and took the streets by storm. After all, it had everything that the skateboarding fam was looking for in a shoe – more padding, better comfort, leather-and-canvas for durability, and most importantly, ankle protection. The mix of high-top, padded design with the famous 'jazz stripe' or sidestripe quickly made Sk8-Hi popular among skaters. Since then, it has survived the test of time and continues to be the shoe of choice for many.
Gaining popularity as many of the skateboarding greats began wearing them, the rugged lace-up soon came to make up the vivid pop of colours seen on skate parks. Now available in every possible colour and combination, Vans adds personality to any ensemble.