Who should buy Vans Atwood Hi

Vans Atwood Hi is high cut profile sneaker, great if you are looking for:

  • snug fit and enhanced ankle support that works on any style
  • comfortable, head-turning old school sporty vibe sneaker

Vans Atwood Hi logo


What makes these shoes noteworthy is how comfortable they are on the feet, whether you’re using them casually or doing flips on your skateboard.

Vans Atwood Hi front

Ultimate style fo Vans Atwood Hi

The Vans Atwood Hi sneakers feature canvas uppers, grippy and vulcanized rubber waffle outsoles, padded collars and tongues, and metal eyelets. The Vans Atwood silhouette is also available in mid-and low-cut profiles.

Vans Atwood Hi collar

History of Vans Atwood Hi

Vans, started out in 1966 in Anaheim California. In the beginning, they did not have any inventory at all aside from three pairs of shoes that were on display. Customers would put in an order in the morning, the owners would manufacture the shoes, and the customers would come back later to get them.

Vans Atwood Hi laces

The company would do everything to sell shoes that even if the customer asked for a size eight on one foot and a nine on the other, they would do it with no extra charge. The tide turned for the company and for the better in just a few short years. Although the first Vans footwear, the Authentics, wasn’t made with skateboarding in mind, it still became popular with the local skateboarding community in Santa Monica and Venice.

Vans Atwood Hi heel cage

During the 70s, skateboarders noticed that the rubber soles of the Vans shoes stuck well to their skateboards. Some of these skateboarders included the Z-Boys’ Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva who found the Vans sneakers the most functional shoes out there for skateboarding. The company quickly realized the potential of this market and by the mid-70s produced their first dedicated skate shoe—Style #95 or the Era.

Vans Atwood Hi pair

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans Atwood
Top: High
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Grey / Black / Brown / Blue / Green / Yellow
Special editions: 1 special edition

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.