Size and fit

Like other Vans sneakers, the ComfyCush SK8-Hi is available in men's sizing. Since it is a sneaker with a unisex style, ladies can still grab a pair by picking less 1.5 sizes than their usual to get their exact fit. 

This shoe has a combination of suede and canvas uppers with one-piece interiors that provide foot breathability and ankle support, respectively. The suede toe box area has perforations for added breathability. Also, it features ComfyCush sockliner, midsole, and Strobel that deliver increased rebound and improved comfort. It has a padded collar that offers added comfort and support.

Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi Style

The Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi has a versatile silhouette that can perfectly match a variety of outfits. Boys and girls can sport these shoes with their casual and semi-casual outfits anytime they want. For example, girls can wear this SK8-Hi shoe with their fitted denim jeans. Then, they can match them with a navy blue turtle neck with a camel topper, providing a casual yet sophisticated look. 

On the other hand, boys can simply mix and match this kick with their denim jeans and a nice and neat t-shirt top on one of those typical days. Skirts, shorts, and even sporty clothing are also a good match.

Notable Features

Legendary skate style combined with the next-level comfort is what the shred-ready Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi stands for. The ComfyCush feature offers increased comfort and added rebound. It also provides a lightweight experience. 

Another attractive trait of this sneaker is how the waffle outsole looks like. On this iteration, you can literally see through the rubber outsole the ComfyCush midsole.

Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi History

Vans SK8-Hi was initially launched as the Style 38 in 1978. It was created and released to meet skateboarders' needs for performance, comfort, and support. It has a high-top silhouette to give ankle protection and support. For many years, the SK8-Hi has been reinterpreted countless times, as well as used in different collaborations. 

Since Van's inception in 1966, the core line of the shoes has not been really updated until the release of the ComfyCush collection. Among the Vans classics that received this update is the SK8-Hi. The ComfyCush provides ankle support, comfort, and better shock absorption.  

Also, it has a durable upper made of suede and canvas materials. It has a cotton drill lining for comfort and breathability. Plus the Vans waffle outsole that gives superior grip and flexibility. 

Additional Info

  • It has the popular Sidestripe for increased durability and iconic skate style 
  • Equipped with new moisture-wicking lining, it provides added comfort.
  • It has a re-enforced toecap to combat the rigors of skateboarding.


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