SKATE SK8-HI X SKATEISTAN / CHECKERBOARD
Starting with just three skateboards and a dream, Skateistan has evolved into an award-winning, international non-governmental organization with the mission of empowering children through skateboarding and education. Partnering with Vans for a unique and uplifting collection, the Vans x Skateistan Skate Sk8-Hi combines Skateistan’s custom branding and logos with our upgraded Skate Classics construction for the best in style and modern skateboarding performance.
The repositioned DURACAP™ reinforced underlays and fully redesigned uppers, combined with a new two-part foxing tape that features a deeper knurl pattern on the toe, make the Vans x Skateistan Skate Sk8-Hi durable enough to withstand daily skateboarding abuse. For more board control, the new molded heel counter and internal tongue straps lock in your feet. Even the gum rubber sole that made Vans famous has been elevated with the SICKSTICK™ rubber compound to deliver more grip and boardfeel. Plus, POPCUSH™ energy return sockliners provide superior cushioning and impact protection while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions. Internal heel stiffeners have also been added to provide more support and stability.
The new Vans x Skateistan Skate Sk8-Hi’s updated foxing tape, along with sturdy suede and checkerboard canvas uppers, gives you the iconic look you want while bringing all the performance benefits skateboarders demand. Together, Vans, Skateistan, and YOU can make the world a better place through the power of skateboarding.
- VANS X SKATEISTAN COLLECTION - This head-to-toe collection is built on our Skate Classics and adorned with custom Skateistan branding and logos.
- INCREASED DURABILITY - DURACAP™ reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on the toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection.
- FULLY REDESIGNED UPPERS - Reconstructed with a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps for a locked-in fit and more board control.
- LEGENDARY GRIP - Our new, proprietary SickStickTM gum rubber compound is our stickiest rubber yet.
- POPCUSH CUSHIONING - Our best cushioning and impact protection. POPCUSH™ energy return footbeds help protect your feet while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions.