The Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star is a unisex shoe that is available in sizes from 5 to 11.5 and 3.5 to 10 for women and men respectively. Generally, it fits true to size, but its narrow construction may be perceived as tight-fitting by buyers with wider feet.
This high-top shoe has a lace-up closure system that offers a custom and secure fit. For all-day comfort, this stylish pair of kicks has a padded collar and a heel counter as well as a die-cut EVA insert.
A staple of comfort and compliments, the Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star, aside from having the slimmer fit, has a bit more feminine look than the standard version. Giving your feet sufficient breathability, it features a mixture of sturdy patriotic suede and canvas perforated upper with star studs at the ankle. Its vulcanized outsole gives a better board feel while the signature waffle tread pattern ensures superior traction.
Aside from the performance of the innovated Vans SK8-Hi, users can be assured to be always on-trend when wearing the Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star for various occasions. Men can wear this pair of kicks with their favorite denim jeans, joggers or shorts with their comfy shirt on top. On the other hand, women may wear their skinny jeans or leggings along with a flannel shirt.
The Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star is a slimmed-down version that features the American-inspired white, blue and red print finished with metal star studs detailing at the ankle. This vintage-skate aesthetic shoe highlights a classic look in a patriotic fashion.
The Van Doren Company, established by Paul and Jim Van Doren, Serge D’Elia and Gordon Lee, first opened its doors in Anaheim, California in March 1966. The first shoe that the company released was the “Style #44” which is now known as the “Authentic.” Since then, they have been releasing shoes to meet the comfort, style, and functionality that skateboarders and other athletes need.
Vans also created the “Style #36” which is also known as the Old Skool. It is intended to meet the wear and tear of skateboarding; however, it didn’t have ankle protection. Later on, they released a mid-top skate shoe which was the “Style #37,” but it still wasn’t enough. That is why the SK8-Hi Pro, also known as “Style #38,” was released. It has the Old Skool’s canvas and leather construction but with a taller profile to provide reliable ankle support and protection.
The Vans SK8-Hi Slim Studded Star is a slimmed down version of the iconic “Style #38.” Same with the SK8-Hi, it is a high-top shoe that provides breathability and ankle support but with a twist in the design. Providing an edgy look, it has a classic silhouette which features the resemblance and hues of the American flag.
- The shaft approximately measures 4.5” from the arch.
- The Vans logo is on the tongue and at the back of the heel.