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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
  • Special editions
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The Vans Varsity SK8-Hi has a vulcanized construction that offers excellent board feel as well as flexibility. It has a lace-up system that can be adjusted to loosen or tighten the fit. Also, it has a canvas upper with suede overlays, promoting decent foot breathability. 

With the high-cut ankle collar, the Varsity SK8-Hi provides sufficient ankle protection as skateboarders perform their flips and tricks. The ankle collar is sufficiently padded to provide support. Also, it has a footbed that offers decent cushioning. 

With a timeless look, the Vans Varsity SK8-Hi is an updated version of the Style 38. It has a colorful design that can give a positive vibe as you match it to various casual ensembles. This unisex sneaker has its own unique look to interpret anyone’s style. 

As hip as other SK8-Hi shoes, this kick can effortlessly match shorts or distressed denim jeans. For a sporty look, track pants or joggers can be a good match for this shoe too. Also, women can wear their miniskirts, culottes, or sundresses and style them with the Varsity SK8-Hi.

Vans continues to excite loyal followers with the new addition to the collection in the name of the Varsity SK8-Hi. Resonating the design and idea of the varsity jackets, it features a sturdy and colorful upper that can rock any casual style as well as manage skateboarding abuse. Overall, style, comfort, and performance are among what it offers to Vans’ loyal followers.

In 1978, the legendary SK8-Hi or previously known as the Style 38 was originally launched and introduced in the market. Eventually, this silhouette has been appreciated by BMX riders, skateboarders, and even regular wearers over time. 

At present, the SK8-Hi is enjoyed by many for the performance, comfort, and style that it has been delivering. It continues to be relevant by being reinterpreted several times as it also manages to keep its classic elements. 

In August 2016, the Vans Varsity Pack, including the SK8-Hi silhouette in a grey color, was launched. Now in 2019, a new colorway in the shades of green, black, and crimson red is available in the market. This collection is inspired by the varsity jackets themselves. 

The Vans Varsity SK8-Hi features a durable upper that is made of suede and canvas materials. Like its predecessors, it has a strengthened toe cap that can combat skateboarding abuse. The design is as versatile as other SK8-Hi shoes that can complement several outfits.

  • The Vans Varsity SK8-Hi has a waffle outsole that offers a superior grip. 
  • It has the white Jazz Sidestripe in leather material for increased durability. 
  • The Varsity pack also includes the Era silhouette.

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