Who should buy the Vans SK8-Low
The SK8-Low is a no-brainer for those who:
- want a minimalist kick
- are skateboard enthusiasts
- are looking for a timeless sneaker fit for all ages
- need a simple yet versatile shoe
- who want something close to the equally popular Vans Old Skool
- sneakerheads who want a budget-friendly option
Who should NOT buy it
Those who want a supportive fit can consider the Vans SK8-Low's high-cut sibling — the Vans SK8-Hi — instead.
Vans SK8-Low vs Vans SK8-Hi
Aside from their cuts, these sneakers have almost indistinct differences, such as:
Reinforced toecap. The Low version of the SK8-Hi has a reinforced toe cap. This construction aims to provide its wearers with 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.
So cushy, your feet are at home
The Vans SK8-Low feels cozy when worn, according to numerous users.
Pair it with anything
Many buyers like that this sneaker from Vans is easy to match up with any attire.
The Vans SK8-Low is ageless
Multiple reviewers have cited that this iteration has a timeless appeal. Its combination of suede and canvas on the upper dipped in fashionable hues makes it suitable "for all ages."
Get the most out of your money
A handful of reviewers have vouched that the low-cut version of the SK8 Hi is made with quality materials.
They say despite using it for several months, it "barely has any wear and tear."
Don't worry about drag
Many users love the airy feel of this sneaker on their feet, just like most skate sneakers.
The SK8-Low bites onto the ground
Numerous skaters share that this model provides ample traction. Be it on wet or dry terrain, there are NO reports of slips.
A big nay on stability
The Vans SK8-Low provides insufficient arch support. Critics recommend against using it all day.
Tedious to maintain
It is hard to keep clean as the suede tends to "bleed" its color to the canvas. Keeping it nice and tidy is a "job" in itself.