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Vans SK8-Hi™ Core Classics

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  • Roll out with this time-tested Vans™ SK8-Hi™.
  • Uppers of suede/canvas or canvas.
  • Perfed upper.
  • Cotton drill lining.
  • Collar padding.
  • Triple stitching on collar.
  • Die-cut EVA insert.
  • Vulcanized sole attachment.
  • Gum rubber outsole with waffle tread pattern.
  • Measurements:
    • Shaft: 4 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size Men's 9, Women's 10.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

80% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 13% Half size too Large
  • 80% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
94% Felt true to width
  • 94% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 1% Felt wider than marked
53% Moderate arch support
  • 11% Excellent arch support
  • 53% Moderate arch support
  • 36% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Roll out with this time-tested Vans™ SK8-Hi™.
  • Uppers of suede/canvas or canvas.
  • Perfed upper.
  • Cotton drill lining.
  • Collar padding.
  • Triple stitching on collar.
  • Die-cut EVA insert.
  • Vulcanized sole attachment.
  • Gum rubber outsole with waffle tread pattern.
  • Measurements:
    • Shaft: 4 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size Men's 9, Women's 10.5, width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Vans SK8-Hi™ Core Classics

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 199 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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I bought my pair of Vans SK8 Hi's last week and they've arrived today, as expected, in pitch perfect shape. At first, I was wide eyed with excitement at the sight of my new shoes. However, there were a couple of chores that I came across which didn't diminish my enjoyment of them as much as postponed it. First is the lacing. Don't try to bar lace these particular high tops. Instead, do the criss-cross way as demonstrated on the pictures right here on Zappos. Second, don't tie it all the way to the last hole. Why? Because it will be a pain if not impossible to put them on. This is a very tight shoe. Not uncomfortable, but tight around your foot. In my case, I had to leave the top two rows alone to achieve the perfect balance between the practicality of putting them on and the length of the laces when I tied them up. And now finally we come to the shoe itself. Vans has always been setting standards of skate shoes, but the Sk8 Hi is a shoe that can be worn seemingly anywhere. The closest I can get to comparing it with another shoe would be the Chuck All Stars, however this shoe feels much sturdier and durable. I also advise to wear it with regular socks, not short ones simply because if you start getting sweaty it will get sticky down there because of the leather. As far as style goes, to each his own, but I always appreciated the old school look of Vans. They bring up memories of shoes I've worn in the past and yet make it contemporary enough to turn some heads. It is the fusion of the old and the new, the pioneers and the rookies, and it works all too well. I wear Chuck's in 9 so I bought these in 9.5 and they fit perfectly. I strongly recommend these to anyone who appreciates practicality over complexity.

Read more » « Show less January 26, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I looked back in my account history to see when I bought these shoes. You have to be kidding me, it was less than two months ago. I bought these shoes because they looked super slick and I like Vans (except that they're made overseas, but I thought I'd give them one last chance). Dude. I don't even skate. I wear these shoes at all times, and I think they might have been a size too small, but that doesn't excuse what happened. Within two months the soles have worn through, and the shoes fit weird because of some kind of sinkage in the rubber. I'm a big guy, I ordered 12's, but I think that this is ridiculous. I'm never buying Vans again.

Read more » « Show less November 16, 2011 by Ben K
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've bought the same style and color SK8 classic since the early 90s. A great casual sneaker for everyday wearing once you get too old to skate anymore.

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I purchased these and was absolutely in love. Not one issue with them at all. They also stretch a little with wear but for me that was not a problem. Some reviews said they run big but I found for me they were perfect. They also look great and go with everything. I was so happy I decided to get them in all white as well! Definitely won't regret these.

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  • from Fairfield, CT
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I recently purchased a pair of Vans Sk8-Hi Tennis shoes. I am very satisfied with width and support on my ankles. They are very comfortable. The shoes are not made for long distance walking. Overall I am satisfied with the shoes.

I'd also recommend: This is first pair of shoes I purchased from Zappos (excellent)

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  • from South
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great price - really impressed with shipping. I was nervous I would not get these in time for Birthday Gift. Exceeded my expectations. Thank you Zappos.

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  • from Blossvale, NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Style I love. It did seem a little bigger. I am a 6 1/2 and I ordered a 6 and it is still a little big and roomy. It is comfortable and better than having it tight. Overall I love them! They go with anything I wear.

I'd also recommend: Nike, Converse, PF flyers

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Livermore, California
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