Fit & Sizing
The unisex high-top Vans Skulls SK8-Hi Reissue is available for both men and women. Men can order a pair from 3.5 to 13, in US sizes. For the ladies, sizes start from 5.0 to 14.5. It has a true-to-size fit but there are some who warned that it runs smaller than the regular size by a half size. It is recommended, if ordering online, to be aware of the seller’s return policy. Its canvas and suede upper provide breathability and lightweight feel while the lace-up enclosure is there for a secure wear.
Vans Skulls SK8-Hi Reissue Style
As it is, the Vans Sk8-Hi’s silhouette has been appealing, regardless of the era. With the Vans Skulls SK8-Hi Reissue, the white skull graphics add flair and distinction, which enticed many younger wearers to include it on their fashion clothing.
Thanks to its primary colors, the Vans Skulls SK8-Hi Reissue makes it easy for anyone to pair it with a myriad of casual outfits. If one is looking for a laidback vibe, pair the high-top with black faded skinny jeans. Complete the get-up by wearing a denim jacket on top of a plain white t-shirt or tank-top.
This high-top has re-enforced toecaps that are designed to withstand wear and tear, while padded collars offer support and flexibility. For grip and traction, the brand’s trademark rubber waffle outsole ensures a sufficient degree, on and off the skate.
Vans Skulls SK8-Hi Reissue History
Introduced in 1978, the Sk8-Hi was initially labeled as Style 38. The Style 38 is known as the second Vans footwear to exhibit the trademark Sidestripe, which was originally called "jazz stripe." An integral part of the brand’s history, the SK8-Hi is the first skate shoe that has a high-top profile. This unique aspect made the shoe one of the top choices for skaters, as its ankle protection has been very satisfactory.
During the 90s to 2000s, the SK8-Hi had become a popular footwear because of numerous collaborations with a vast array of artists in different fields from music to street fashion. Recently, various rider athletes named the Vans SK8-Hi their go-to footwear, which further elevated the high-top’s popularity to new heights.
In 2018, the Vans brand reissued the timeless sneaker with white skull prints on its black suede and canvas exterior, revitalizing the appeal of the SK8-Hi for old and new fans of the brand. Retaining most of the classic silhouette’s construction, the Vans Skulls SK8-Hi Reissue delivers the similar support features of its predecessors.
- Its color scheme is Black / True White.
- This skull prints are also available in other Vans sneakers, the Classic Slip-on and Old Skool.