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The greatest wish of any footwear designer is to create something that’s instantly recognizable. And so going by that rule, the inventor of the Sk8-Hi must be pretty pleased with themselves.
Vans’ iconic hi-top is just that: iconic.The distinctive sneaker was born out of the need to support, literally, the skaters and their ankles. However, its influence extends beyond the skater community and into the lives of almost everyone, from producers and artists to creative entrepreneurs.
We asked DJ, Radar Radio presenter and model Snoochie Shy, entrepreneur and Sukeban Magazine publisher and co-founder Yuki Haze, as well as the help of genuine skater (and model) Elliott Jay Brown to wear the Sk8-Hi how they want. Shot on location across London, from the streets and busses of the UK capital, to Snoochie Shy’s decks at Radar Radio’s studios, to the markets and local neighborhood of Yuki Haze, the Sk8-Hi is as multifacetated as the streets of London and the people who walk it.
This is how you can wear the Sk8-Hi, as well as the story of how it became the versatile, legendary piece of footwear we know today. If it’s not part of your rotation, then it should be. Get it at Vans.eu.