Vans 50th Anniversary – Sk8 Hi Celebration


Vans ‘OFF THE WALL’ is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 and they’re going all out. In 2016 Vans will be releasing 50, yes, fifty, five zero, colourways of the iconic Sk8-Hi silhouette.

The Sk8-Hi is the descendant of another shoe, the Vans ‘Style 38’ which was released back in 1977. This was the second shoe to feature the now-icon sidestripe. The Style 38 was meant to take the -skate shoe- to a whole another level.


The above the ankle style was designed to protect skater’s bones from all the impact and force applied to the extremities. It also featured a multi-panel construction which is still used in todays models. This silhouette, due to it’s over the ankle properties, was always a favourite for artists to customise.


In 2016 Vans is blessing us with 50 colourways of the iconic shoe with a range of materials and styles. The collection will feature premium materials like patent leather, faux snakeskin and mesh and colours will range from vintage white to floral prints. Some of these have already dropped like the Bandana Pack, Cup CA, Ombre Floral and more.



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