Vans SK8-Low: The re-issue of a classic skate shoe
When Vans introduced the SK8-Hi in 1978, it continued to dominate the skate world, until the present. Together with the equally popular Vans Old Skool, these were considered must-have kicks for many young and old ones when riding their skateboards or simply when cruising the city streets.
Later on, Vans reintroduced a truncated version of the SK8-Hi, creating another fashionable piece in their vast array of sneaker arsenal. The SK8-Low takes its vibe after its high-top counterpart, added with more cozy and durable details. This model uses a combination of suede and canvas on the upper dipped in fashionable hues for style.
Vans SK8-Low vs Vans SK8-Hi
Aside from their cuts, these sneakers have almost indistinct differences, such as:
Re-enforced toecap. The Low version of the SK8-Hi has a re-enforced toe cap. This construction aims to provide its wearers more durable sneakers suitable for repeated wear while skating.
Perforated toe box. While the SK8-Hi has a solid toe box, its low-cut version has perforations for added comfort and ventilation.