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Style: Retro
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Retro Sport
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, EVA, Suede, Vulc Sole
Price: $65
Colorways: Black, Green, Purple, Yellow
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Offering the same standard fit as its originator, the Vans Retro Sport Sk8-Mid Reissue hugs the foot in comfort and offers a custom fit with its lace-up front. It comes with a sturdy canvas upper that provides a snug fit.

Featuring bright and attractive colorways such as the sunflower and port royale colorways, the Vans Retro Sport Sk8-Mid Reissue displays a stylish appearance that offers up a rather fun vibe. Fit for various occasions, this mid-top sneaker enables the wearer to stay trendy and blend-in with the always evolving fashion mode.

The sporty appeal of the shoe makes the shoe fit well with the street-inspired category. With its fun colorways, it may be an excellent choice for music festivals or during a fun summer getaway. It also offers flexibility and matches up with different outfit ideas.

The minimal yet classic design of the Vans Retro Sport Sk8-Mid Reissue that retains the original structure of its originator displays a stylishly simple appeal that is one of the factors that attracts the attention of many. The mid-top profile of the sneaker also adds impact to its image as well as its beautiful colorways.

Following the release of the iconic Vans sneaker, the Old Skool is the Vans Sk8-Hi which was initially known as the Style #38. Much like the Vans Old Skool, the Sk8-Hi has also made quite a reputation among the skateboarding enthusiasts, surfers, BMX riders, musicians, designers, and among artists. Its global popularity started with its first appearance in the year 1978 on the Californian streets.

The Vans Sk8-Hi silhouette displays a striking resemblance to the low-top Vans Old Skool. The distinctive feature on the design of the Vans Sk8-Hi that differentiates it from the Old Skool is its elevated quilted collar. Along with it was the iconic Vans Sidestripe logo on the shoe’s side panels. The structure of the sneaker exhibits the suede overlays on its forefoot, the canvas upper construction, and finished with the remarkable sticky rubber outsole which displays the waffle tread pattern.

It was primarily launched in the mid-1970’s, during the era in which the sport of skateboarding was making its way up in the market. The population in the skateboarding industry was rising, and when the padded high ankle collar features of the Vans Sk8-Hi was offered, the community straightaway accepted it with open arms. Its padded collar helps protect the ankle against direct, strong blows.

During the 1980’s, improvements on the design were given to the Vans Sk8-Hi silhouette and it was one of the factors for self-expression through power dressing. It became a canvas for many as they began customizing the Vans Sk8-Hi.

Variations of the classic high-top Vans silhouette continued to surface for the coming years and that includes the Vans Sk8-Mid which is the mid-top counterpart of the sneaker. This version of the classic silhouette also offers its own variations. Among these variations is the Vans Retro Sport Sk8-Mid Reissue. Displaying a design that was inspired by its prime originator, the Vans Sk8-Hi, it exhibits a well-built canvas and suede upper. A good set of colorways is also available for the shoe.

  • The Vans Retro Sport Sk8-Mid Reissue is built with a padded collar that provides enhanced flexibility and support.
  • Reinforced toecaps are featured by the sneaker which offers resistance against wearing.
  • The design of the shoe is finished off with its signature rubber waffle outsole.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.