Size and fit

The Vans SK8-Mid Pro is available in men's and women's sizing in medium width. Men can pick from sizes 6 to 13 while women have a size range of 7 to 14.5 US. Since this pair runs true to size, it is recommended to purchase one's regular size. The conventional lace-up closure with the flat cotton lace delivers personalized fit.

Also, to enhance the overall comfort and lightness, Vans used the UltraCush HD Sockliner, which also boosts the board feel by keeping the feet closer to the board. Vans inserted lightly padded collar and soft inner lining for the all-day comfort.

Vans SK8-Mid Pro Style

The mid-top Vans SK8-Mid Pro presented all the classic facet of the Style # 38 model but trimmed its shaft down for a distinctive look and better support. Its upper is made of durable suede with visible stitching all over for added flair and sporty vibe. The iconic Sidestripe and the single-wrap foxing tape with the red 'Off the Wall' label boost the heritage feel while delivering on-trend look.

To style this, many wearers opt to pair this with several casual mix and match ensemble. Denim straight-cut jeans, rolled-up trousers, khaki shorts, or skinnies look excellently good with this pair. Ladies meanwhile, can pair this up with their leggings, shorts, skirt, or dresses for a bold and eye-catching look.

Notable Features

One feature that makes the Vans SK8-Mid Pro striking for the majority of the users is its collar height. While this shoe kept all the classic elements of its prototype, Vans created it in a way that it will still stand out bearing its unique profile. This mid-top height was favored by many people as it is easier for them to put this shoe on and off their feet.

Vans SK8-Mid Pro History

In 1977, Vans launched the Style # 36 or popularly known as Old Skool that displayed canvas upper that seated atop a durable rubber outsole. Many skaters across California welcomed this silhouette for its superb board feel and excellent onboard grip.

A year after, the brand unveiled the Style # 38 or the SK8-Hi model that delivered better ankle support with its high-top profile with sufficient padding, and used more stitching, cushioning, and folding for better durability.

Skaters and nonskaters embraced the simple, straightforward, and trendy SK8-Hi silhouette. Numerous young gen used the SK8-Hi as their canvas to express themselves. Also, the SK8-Hi was able to dominate the music scene as many artists were spotted sporting this in their concerts.

Over the years, the SK8-Hi has undergone several revamping while staying authentic to the core features like the canvas upper and the iconic Sidestripe. To reach a broader range of consumers, Vans launched a variation inspired by the SK8-Hi that delivers standard support and comfort apt for the modern day users and called it the SK8-Mid.

The Vans SK8-Mid Pro, another addition to the impressive breadth of the Vans Pro Skate line, features all the classic SK8-Mid element but renovated to be skateboarding appropriate. Vans enhanced its performance by injecting modern materials and details without sacrificing its style and affordability.

Additional Info

  • Vans Sk8-Mid Pro has the Duracap reinforcement rubber found in areas that are exposed to high level of abrasion. This feature enhances the durability of the sneaker.
  • The signature vulcanized, the waffle-patterned outsole provides excellent grip and control. While the vulcanized construction doesn't offer better foot protection, many skaters prefer it as it gives overall lightness and board feel.
  • The UltraCush HD is a PU-based sockliner that keeps the feet close to the board while providing excellent impact protection.
  • This product weighs approximately 538 grams.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans Sk8-Mid
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Beige / Red / Blue / Black / Grey
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: VN0A347UB8C / VN0A347UFRV / VN0A347ULUV / VN0A347ULUY / VN0A347UOA8 / VN0A347UY28

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Danny McLoughlin
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.