Who should buy the Vans Skate SK8-Hi

This skate-style sneaker from Vans keeps its classic status at the forefront, all while providing much-needed enhancements. Buy it if:

  • You've been yearning for a more heel-locking Vans SK8-Hi.
  • You're a skater in need of a pair that can keep your wobbly ankles in check.
  • Biking is your alternative hobby.
  • Low-priced kicks, particularly those that come with skate-specific durability, excite you.

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Who should not buy it

If you're broad-toed, opt for the Vans Half Cab instead. Also, if you dislike sneakers that take time to wear in completely, check out the Vans Old Skool.

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Updates to the Skate SK8-Hi

Hailed as the successor to the OG SK8-Hi, the Skate SK8-Hi comes with upgrades that empower, whether on sidewalks or at skate parks. Its upgrades are as follows:

  • Enhanced heel stiffeners. Their presence bolsters heel support and board balance.
  • Redesigned heel counter and tongue straps. This combination locks the foot in place and increases board control.
  • Improved outsole. Its treads are deeper than before, resulting in extra grip on various surfaces.
  • Checkerboard detailing. This tag signifies that you're buying the updated model and not its predecessor.

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Exceptional plushness level

Sneakerheads in droves, including long-time skaters, are very impressed with the Vans Skate SK8-Hi's jaw-dropping comfort. These wearers promise to buy a second pair because of this.

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High collar support

Many testers find this high-top sneaker extra supportive around the ankle. They are convinced that it will prevent ankle-related injuries even on tricky surfaces.

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A charmer design-wise

According to many reviewers, this sneaker from Vans is adorably stylish, with more than a handful calling it "sick" and "dope."

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Won't bite the dust anytime soon

The Vans Skate SK8-Hi can take a real beating for months, and many owners love it.

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Vans Skate SK8-Hi equals squished toes

There are those who say that this new iteration has a narrower toe box than its predecessor's.

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Takes time to fully wear in

A bit more patience is required to break in the Skate SK8-Hi completely.

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The Skate SK8-Hi's outstanding stickiness

Numerous sneakerheads adore the shoe's high board grip. A professional vlogger among them was able to land a nollie heel rather effortlessly because of it.

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A multi-purpose high-cut gem

Besides being an extraordinary kick for skateboarding and a fantastic fashion companion, this Vans offering is also a doozy for biking.

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The inexpensive Skate SK8-Hi

With its initial retail price of $80, this sneaker and skate shoe hybrid is quite a compelling product to own.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Classic
Top: High
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Sk8-hi, Vans Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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