Vans Skate SK8-Hi Shoes in Black and Gum. Returning as part of the brand’s ‘Skate Classics’ collection inspired by heritage stylings yet led by contemporary skate-specificity, the performance-focused Vans SK8-Hi is designed to complement any given skate style thanks to its enduring remastering. Styled with uppers crafted from a reinforced blend of canvas and brush-backed suede, these high-collared sneakers feature upgrades to Vans’ Waffle-tread outsole and improved DURACAP overlays for increased scuff and scrape-resistance. A new bottom-plate, an updated undercut and a double-up POPCUSH sockliner provide a cushioned and comfortable day-on-day skate, whilst the extended wrap-around foxings above its gum-rubber midsole adhere to the demands of any evolving skate setting. Tonal bartack stitchings complement the crisp-white sidewall stripe detailing, whilst a brand-new checkerboard flag-label beneath the triple-stacked padded collar helps commemorate the collection’s reworked aesthetic appeal. A recessed 7-eyelet lacing system secures the adjustable-strap tongue across the natural arch of the foot, whilst the custom-detailing insoles and the redesigned ‘Off The Wall’ heel-scab help seal these gum-soled Sk8-Hi’s with an added sense of new-era, skate-centric charm.
Offering a timely advancement on the classic Style 38 profile, the Vans Skate SK8-Hi is designed with evolutionary skate necessity at the forefront of its remastered design. Arriving as part of the recently announced ‘Skate Classics’ collection, these archival-inspired high collared sneakers pair innovation with authenticity to curate a truly unique re-write of an all-time favourite silhouette.
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