Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers find the Vans x Marvel SK8-Hi to fit true to size.
  • Comfortable is a frequent word used in describing this kick.
  • Several wearers are delighted that people would constantly compliment them every time they wear the shoe out.
  • A number of users with wide feet mention that the sneaker is roomy and accommodates their feet nicely.
  • Most Marvel and the three superheroes’ fans are very satisfied with the shoes' detailed designs. They appreciate how much thought went into each pair's design and how it portrays each character to a tee.
  • This sneaker is very stylish, most reviewers have mentioned.
  • The kick's materials and construction are commended for having excellent quality.
  • An individual is appreciative that the collaboration does not affect the kick's pricing as it is still offered at its original price.
  • Some Marvel fans love the fact that they can literally wear their love for these characters every day.
  • Most buyers say that the money they pay for this shoe is worth it.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few users gripe about how hard it is to loosen the shoelaces.
  • Some are bothered with the tongue, as it tends to fall to one side.

Bottom line

Continuing in their shared passion for creative expression, Vans and Marvel partners up again for their latest and largest collaboration to date. Donning a different design and material that showcases Deadpool, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther’s personalities, most Marvel die-hard fans express satisfaction with the amount of detail, quality, and thought put into each design.

As for comfort users have mentioned that it retains the same, time-tested feel of the original SK8-Hi. And since the shoe features old-school comfort it is recommended to add your own insoles if needed.

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Rankings

A top 7% best sneaker
A top rated Vans sneaker
It has never been more popular than this June

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The Vans x Marvel SK8-Hi shoes are unisex shoes with men and women’s sizes. Its tall silhouette provides added ankle support while a traditional lace-up closure makes sure your feet are kept in place. Both Captain Marvel and Deadpool's shoelaces are flat while Black Panther's are round and waxed.

Now you can walk in your favorite superhero's shoes thanks to these three well-designed Vans SK8-His. Retaining the iconic silhouette of the SK8-Hi, the Vans x Marvel versions display a different appeal that portrays each hero's character efficiently. You can simply choose a model based on who your favorite character is, or you can also base it on its aesthetic.

The Deadpool pair exudes a dark red and black colorway with textures that can add a pop of stylish focal point to your ensemble, while the Black Panther version displays a more subtle and versatile colorway of tonal black with gold hardware accents and textures that could pair easier with most of your wardrobe. Last but not the least, the Captain Marvel kick provide more fun and elegant sportiness with its red and blue colorway with gold accents all over. No matter which one you choose, each design would add spunk to your outfit and oomph to your shoe collection.

Each of the superhero's SK8-Hi design has custom design elements that showcase a specific character's distinctive trait. For Black Panther's pair, its uppers are crafted from a combination of suede and mesh. Vans' side stripe logos are made of textured leather that resembles the Wakandan king's suit while its midsole features embossed tribal-inspired pattern as an ode to their ethnicity. Lastly, three gold hardware shaped as the Panther's claws grace the top eyelets.

As for Captain Marvel's sneakers, the shoe's colorway is an outright giveaway as it displays the hero's signature colors of red, blue, and gold. Carol's iconic Hala star is placed on the top eyelet and heel counter. The shoe's upper is made of a combination of canvas and suede materials, and metal eyelets are utilized for extra durability and design accent.

Lastly, Deadpool's kick is by far the most detailed out of the three. The shoe features the comical hero's dark red and black colors with the black having the same texture as Deadpool's super suit. Throughout the kick are what seemed to be scratches and abrasion marks to depict how the character gets badly beaten every time. The topmost eyelet displays a metal bullet cap with Marvel and Vans' branding. At the heel counter are Deadpool's katanas stylized in an X-shape, while shurikens are seen on the medial sides of the shoe. Behind the tongue are tacos or chimichangas – the character's favorite snack. Lastly, a gum-shaped print is placed on the outsoles, which aligns with Deadpool's sense of humor.

Two of the biggest culture titans today join forces once again to celebrate the legendary superheroes of the Marvel Universe. Following the last collection that they released in 2013, comic legends Marvel and skate shoe giants Vans partnered up again in 2018 with the biggest superhero collaboration by far. This epic collection includes a range of footwear, apparel, and accessories.

The silhouettes selected from Vans' sneaker lineup were the Old Skool, the Authentic, the Slip-On and the SK8-Hi. The SK8-Hi, in particular, comes in three superhero iterations: Deadpool, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. Each design is crafted from different materials and clothed in each character's signature details and colors to portray a specific hero's character efficiently. These shoes are surely a fun way to express your love for the Marvel Universe.

  • All these designs of the Vans x Marvel SK8-Hi kicks have reinforced toecaps for added durability and protection.
  • Padded collars provide extra cushioning and comfort.
  • The shoebox comes designed in Marvel’s comic styling.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com