The Sk8-Hi was introduced in 1978 as Style 38, and showcased the now-iconic Vans Sidestripe on a new, innovative high top silhouette. As only the second model featuring the recognizable marker formerly known as the “jazz stripe,” the Sk8-Hi brought a whole new look to the Vans family.
Honoring that first legendary high top, the Sk8-Hi is made with sturdy canvas uppers in a variety of classic and unexpected colorways. This lace-up shoe also includes re-enforced toe caps, supportive padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
First known as the Vans #36, the Old Skool debuted in 1977 with a unique new addition: a random doodle drawn by founder Paul Van Doren, and originally referred to as the jazz stripe. Today, the famous Vans Sidestripe has become the unmistakableand instantly recognizablehallmark of the Vans brand. Constructed with durable suede uppers in various vibrant colors, the Pig Suede Old Skool pays homage to our heritage while ensuring that this low top, lace-up shoe remains as iconic as ever. It also includes re-enforced toe caps, supportive padded collars, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
Born in Anaheim, California in 1966, the Authentic is the original Vans heritage style. Originally known as Vans #44 Deck Shoes, the Authentic became an immediate cult icon, and has embodied our “Off The Wall” attitude ever since. Constructed with a simple low top, lace-up profile, this classic shoe also features sturdy canvas uppers, metal eyelets, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
The Sk8-Hi, Vans legendary lace-up high-top built for skating, has an Off the Wall persona thanks to the iconic leather sidestripe, study canvas reinforced toecaps to withstand abuse, a flexible padded collar and heel and Vans signature Waffle Outsole. Now they’re available in Vans Customs where each shoe can be personalized with custom leather and suede, various lace and eyelet colors, exclusive patterns available only in Customs, and the option to Upload Your Art or photos from your computer or smartphone. Vans Customs have been a tradition since 1966, when Paul Van Doren made shoes with any fabric people brought by the shop. Today, the creativity is still in your hands. Pick your shoe, pick your colors and patterns, and make them yours.