Size and fit

Pull loops are found at the top of the shoe attached to the tongue and the back collar for ease of access. The high top utilizes laces for its enclosure which generously runs through eight eyelets for snugging up to the shin. Both men and women can cop a pair of these sneakers.

Vans UltraRange Hi Style

Though sneakerboots often showcase an environment-loving look, this one can still be fashionably sported around London punk clubs or while window shopping at malls. Men can go freely with these bad boys partnered with jeans, cargos, and shorts or they can choose to dress up and strut the streets with skinny jeans and joggers. Women have the privilege to sport it with pants or jeggings.

Notable Features

The Vans UltraRange Hi can be easily mistaken with the UltraRange Hi MTE, but the latter features a more pronounced leather upper complete with all that “MTE” jazz. Both sneakers are embellished in almost the same design pattern which differs in materials used.

Vans UltraRange Hi History

Involving themselves in matters that don’t directly apply to their image was one of the pinnacle movements of Vans from the past years. Take for example the Vans Warped Tour which was almost a serendipitous event for the brand. It started off from a sponsorship which ended up being the longest-running concert series on the planet.

It would seem inevitable that the skate shoe producer has a niche for improvement and legacy. They have infused this ideology into several of their coveted iterations including the SK8-Hi, Slip-On, Old Skool, and Authentic. Later they realized that moving forward wouldn’t solely rely on resurrecting things from the past which gave birth to another possible classic model to hit the Vans Vault books in the future.

The Vans UltraRange was one of the revolutionary concepts that had surfaced on the face of the earth which came from a necessity to travel the broad geography of the world. The ground-breaking sneaker takes the hint of a vintage Sidestrip and infuses it with outdoor features in a light and sturdy silhouette. It was first witnessed in 2017 and had never stopped renovating its function ever since.

The initial UltraRange model released showcases versatility in its low-top form. Knowing that Vans would never settle for something that has full potential, the sneaker was reimagined in a high top with matching winterized elements accentuating perfectly the revamp. The Vans UltraRange Hi became the franchise’s sequel and was also warmly recognized by many same as its older brother.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker’s interior assembly is made with a LuxLiner sock-fit construction.
  • The uppers consist of breathable mesh, synthetic materials, and suede.
  • An UltraCush midsole delivers lightweight cushioning.
  • The sneakers are built with water-based inks and glues.
  • Along with other UltraRange iterations, the sneaker possesses a Pro Vulc Lite outsole with reverse waffle lug patterns for traction.
  • Colorways include Asphalt, navy, Cub Marshmallow, Peat Black, and many more.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Vans UltraRange
Style: Retro, Sporty, Sneakerboots
Top: High
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Vans Ultrarange, Vans UltraCush
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole, EVA

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.