Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Fit & Sizing
Due to its high-top construction, ankle support can be expected while the lace-up system provides a snug fit for both walking and skating. The canvas upper helps the sneaker be breathable and lightweight.
The Vans Mono Canvas SK8-Hi is offered in US men’s sizes from 3.5 to 11.5 while women can avail from 5 to 13.
Vans Mono Canvas SK8-Hi Style
As with the case of other SK8-Hi models, wearers of any gender for various functions will find no issues with matching their high-top Vans Mono Canvas SK8-Hi on their casual clothing. Its versatile classic design and relatively monochromatic colorways deliver a pristine look. It also offers a nice spring-summer vibe, as it is mostly complimented when paired with skinny jeans or shorts.
To withstand continuous use, re-enforced toecaps are featured on the Vans Mono Canvas SK8-Hi. Its padded collars contribute to the sneaker's flexibility and support while the rubber waffle outsole delivers the necessary traction while on or off the skate.
Vans Mono Canvas SK8-Hi History
Since the 70s, the SK8-Hi has been a predominant gear for skateboarders making it one of Van's most iconic sneakers. This classic is only the second model that features the "jazz stripe" which was just a random doodle by founder Paul Van Doren but later known as the trademark symbol of the company.
Following in the footsteps of the iconic Old Skool, the SK8-Hi became a fixture on the residences of the Anaheim, California. Together with other Vans Classic styles, the shoe is recognized as a quintessential representative of the Sidestripe aesthetic and the Vans brand in general.
It was initially referred to as the Style 38, the SK8-Hi features an innovative style which catapulted the skate functionality to a new concept - above the ankle. Not only did it protect skaters' bones from skateboard flipping, but it also introduced a new look to the community.
During the 80s, customization is one of the trends in line with bizarre hair and lifestyles. With merely designing an art with a pen, one can own art-to-footwear utilizing the SK8-Hi's style and its extended drawing exterior. Because of the idea of shoe customization, people became enamored with creative possibilities until today. The concept of personalizing their beloved Vans shoes with the art of their own making will always be something to go for. The Vans Customs program offers the customization of the SK8-Hi with the newest prints and colors since 2014.
The public’s desire for owning a SK8-Hi further bolstered when it became one of the favorites of sports action figures like BMX champion Dakota Roche and celebrated skateboarder John Fitzgerald. A testament to its timelessness, the sneaker became popular worldwide since the 2000s. An all-purpose style to match the riders' appearance and a functional gear to their craft, the SK8-Hi is a natural choice.
Today the Vans SK8-Hi maintains its stature on the market through numerous collaborations and presence in sports and fashion. As one of the updates of the vintage sneaker, the Mono Canvas SK8-Hi offers the new generation a piece of Vans heritage with the same silhouette, comfort, and functionality that represents what the company is about.
- There are over 100 collaborative works that are associated with the Vans SK8-Hi.
- With the exception of the colorway Peach Blush, the outsole for the Vans Mono Canvas SK8-Hi is consistently white in color.