Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi Style
Offered in one colorway, Checker Black, the Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi has the classic look of the SK8-Hi model, updated with satin patch designs that give it a sophisticated touch. Its high-top style could be paired with jeans and shorts for any day. For a more dressed-up appeal, dresses or skirts for the ladies and pants or chinos for men would complete this sneaker’s urban look.
Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi History
Vans introduced the SK8-Hi shoe in 1978 as “Style 38.” It became the second model to showcase the now-iconic Sidestripe, formerly known as the “jazz stripe,” an indelible image of the Vans brand. The SK8-Hi revolutionized skate functionality at the time of its release through its high-cut design, which was geared towards ankle protection.
It brought a fresh new look to the skate park while shielding bones from skateboards at the same time. In the 1980s, during the boom of the customization trend, the canvas of the SK8-Hi became an ideal way for creative individuals to express themselves. Soon, many versions of the model were released, including collaborations, new designs, and more.
For one unique collection, Vans reimagined three of its most well-loved Classic silhouettes for the fall season. The Satin Patchwork capsule series features a three-piece collection that showcases the Classic Slip-On, the Authentic, and the SK8-Hi models, updated with sophisticated design details. It was inspired by the repair and mend process, delivering new takes on Vans heritage models.
The high-top Vans Satin Patchwork SK8-Hi from the collection features a checkerboard design on the canvas quarter panels. It is also embellished with grey floral designs and colorful silk patches. As a result, the sneaker has an edgy yet elegant vibe that makes it suitable for everyday wear. Its patched-up look also lends it a street style charm that will suit many casual activities.