Size and fit

The Vans Sk8-Hi Zip is offered in both men's and women's sizes. The upper is constructed out of leather and suede materials for the right amount of breathability. With a signature waffle rubber outsole, the shoe offers the same traction as the other sneaker from the Sk8-Hi collection from vans. 

Just like any other high-top sneakers, the shoe offers ample support and protection. To top everything off, the shoe has a zipper at the back for quick on and off. For a customizable and secured fit, the shoe also has a lace-up fastening detail. 

Vans SK8-Hi Zip Style

The classic look of the Vans Sk8-Hi Zip keeps the silhouette of the original Vans SK8-Hi with a twist. A zipper at the back is added for convenience but also adds distinctive design to the shoe. This shoe can match multiple casual outfits, perfect for people who are always on the go.

The following are some styles men can wear the sneaker with:

      • When it comes to achieving a sophisticated look, one can opt for a charcoal v-neck sweater and black vertical striped dress pants. The Sk8-hi zip can give the look a touch of effortlessness to the ensemble.
      • No one can go wrong with a white crew-neck shirt with regular straight-cut jeans. Throwing on a dark denim jacket serves accent to the look. Anyone can also turn the outfit fun by wearing bright printed socks with the kick.   

Notable Features

The Vans Sk8-Hi Zip is inspired by the skate heritage. With a variety of colorways available for the shoe, anyone can get a pair that suits their style. The combination of zipper entry and lace-up closure also adds to the uniqueness of the shoe.

Vans SK8-Hi Zip History

Before the brand became the leading skateboarding shoe, but they have faced a long unstable journey. On the morning of  March 16, 1966, the first store of Vans opened in Anaheim, California.  On the first day, 12 customers came in and bought the first display. The first Vans shoes came in numbers; the very first one was #44, now called Authentic

Over the years, the Sidestripe brand has created numerous sneakers dedicated to skateboarding that became staples. The Sk8-Hi was an impressive design that took the brand to a new level. It received a bulk of different iterations, including the Vans Sk8-Hi Zip, which gained a lot of praise from the sneakerheads.

Nice to know

  • The shoe is also great for skateboarding.


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