Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi is a lightweight sneaker, pointed out by a few testers.
  • Concerning cushioning, this shoe is well cushioned than the Converse Chucks or Old Skool shoes as per most reviewers. They said that as if they are walking on clouds. 
  • Many customers said that this sneaker has a perfect and stylish look.
  • With ComfyCush, it offers excellent arch support as attested by several users. 
  • A couple of wearers said that this version of SK8-Hi provides ankle support. 
  • When it comes to durability, this shoe has a solid construction, noted by a couple of purchasers.
  • A user mentioned that the water does not get into the Vans ComfyCush SK8-Hi quickly.
  • It is perfect for skating, long walking, driving, and other everyday activity, as stated by some. 
  • Among the collection of SK8-Hi shoes, it has a budget-friendly price rate. 

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some wearers complained against the incredibly harsh stitching on the top of the foot.

Bottom line

Vans never cease to deliver comfortable and stylish footwear that men and women of different generations want. Among the innovative Vans skate sneakers, the ComfyCush SK8-Hi has a fashionable design combined with modern comfort. 

If the Converse Chuck II has the Lunarlon midsole, this SK8-Hi has the ComfyCush that offers excellent arch support and first-class fit, as if you are walking on clouds. For people looking for style, comfort, and performance sneakers, this iteration is an excellent addition to an arsenal of kicks without breaking someone's pocket.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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 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. 

  • 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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