Originally released back in 1978, the Vans Sk8-Hi hit shelves just in time to usher in what many would consider to be the first golden era of skating in the 1980s. What started as a simple doodle by Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren would come to be one of the most iconic images and unofficial secondary Vans logo in the form of the Sk8-Hi's unmistakable sidestripe. The Sk8-Hi also literally and figuratively took the design of skate shoes to an un-precedented level, while also providing extra support and functionality, as the first pair of Vans to have a collar that hit above the ankle. Seen here in the classic black and white colorway with a canvas / suede upper and extra thick midsole (thus the "Platform" moniker) the Vans Sk8-Hi easily falls into that ever so hard to reach category of "must-have" for any true footwear collector.
The Vans Sk8-Hi Platform can be purchased in our retail shop or online. We are located at 147 W 72nd ST in Manhattan on the UWS.
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