Vans’ SK8-HI silhouette is a tried and true classic, garnering its reputation over generations of wear. Following the introduction of the brand’s Old Skool in 1978, the SK8-HI was the second shoe to include the company’s notable “side stripe,” making it an instant classic within streetwear and skate circles, alike.

Thanks to its recognizable style and above-ankle padding, the shoe became a versatile mainstay for skaters and contemporary enthusiasts, transitioning seamlessly between the streets and more formal soirees. If you’re looking for a shoe that breaks the boundaries of Vans’ traditional models, this is it.