14.032 users: 4.6 / 5
Base model: Vans SK8-Hi
Style: Retro
Top: High
Inspired from: Skate

Verdict from 9.1 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • The Vans Cordura SK8-Hi is available in beautiful designs that have captured the eyes of many. 
  • A significant number of users have agreed that it is among the Vans shoes that offer excellent comfort. 
  • Built with Cordura fabrics, it offers exceptional durability, as per a few buyers.
  • Several wearers are happy to share that they receive compliments whenever they wear the Vans Cordura SK8-Hi. 
  • This high-top skate sneaker looks better in person, as per a couple of purchasers.
  • Apart from BMX riding and skateboarding activities, this new iteration of the Classic SK8-Hi is perfect for everyday use, according to some reviewers.
  • Several consumers say that the Cordura SK8-Hi has a versatile design that can level up your outfit. 
  • It is available in stunning colorways, according to a few customers. 

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Vans Cordura SK8-Hi is only available in limited colorways. 

Bottom line

Vans joined forces with Cordura to provide another exciting iteration to its loyal followers. Time and again, the brand continues to reinvent the SK8-Hi without losing the classic elements. The Vans Cordura SK8-Hi is no exception. 

This model is offered in different attractive colors. Compared to the classic SK8-His, it is made stronger to combat abuse, and thanks to the Cordura fabrics. Also, it provides uncompromised comfort and protection.

The Vans Cordura SK8-Hi is available in men’s and women’s sizing. It has a lace-up fastening system with re-enforced eyelets that allow a secure fit. The ankle collar is sufficiently padded to gives support and added comfort. Also, It has a cushioned footbed that provides impact protection and comfort. 

Level up your style and confidently hit the board with the Vans Cordura SK8-Hi. It is available in various colorways like the desert camo, Azalea pink, black, and Amberglow camo. 

This high-top sneaker has a fashion-forward and versatile design that can complement casual and smart-casual ensembles. For example, ladies can wear the black SK8-Hi shoe with their liquid leggings and menswear coat, giving a more sophisticated take with a two-toned leather style. On the other hand, shorts, denim jeans, or miniskirts are also an excellent option for a comfortable and relaxed outfit. Track pants or joggers can also look good with this shoe. 

It is not unknown to loyal brand followers that the SK8-Hi sneakers are already made hard-wearing and skate-ready. Yet, a unique iteration in the name of Cordura SK8-Hi is made more durable to level up its capability to combat abuse. 

Crafted with the Cordura fabrics, this sneaker sports an upper that is scientifically enhanced. The classic silhouette has gives a modern and heavy-duty upgrade. With the Cordura fabrics, the shoe is expected to be resistant to water, abrasion, tear, and scuff.

Released on July 23, 2019, the Vans Cordura Collection includes Old Skool and SK8-Hi silhouettes. On its initially launched, there are three colorways offered. First is the light desert camo pattern in asparagus white upper and complemented with a white midsole. 

Next are the Amberglow camo and Azalea Pink that sports an orange and pink upper, respectively. Both have a black midsole and black Jazz Sidestripe.

On September 10, 2019, a black colorway was added to the Cordura collection. It has an all-black upper and a black midsole. The leather Sidestripe sports an orange color. All colorways have an upper made of a combination of suede and textile material. Also, the Cordura branding is evident on the eyestay.

  • It sports the Vans Jazz Sidestripe in leather material. 
  • The toecap is reinforced to give added durability. 
  • It has the signature waffle outsole for a reliable grip. 
  • It utilized 100% leather.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.