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Vans Marks 50th Anniversary With 50 Upgraded Colorways for the Classic Sk8-Hi

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2016 is a celebratory year for Vans; launched in 1966, the iconic action sports footwear brand turns 50. As a tribute to this semicentennial milestone, Vans has released a revamped, elevated selection of its first high-top iteration, the Sk8-Hi, now spanning an impressive 50 colorways. The shoe's multi-panel construction permits myriad customization possibilities, with new color offerings, vibrant prints, and premium material upgrades.

Additionally, some awesome design enhancements (deconstructed uppers, zip back detailing, and slim sole construction) provide a slightly more modern and decidedly feminine silhouette (try the new Sk8-Hi Slim Cutout, featuring chic mesh liner on the quarter panel).

Expect to go gaga over fashion-forward, playful prints that include an all-over banana pattern and a special collab print with NYC artist, Baron Von Fancy. Scoop up fresh, patent leather colorways, an inspiring blush-tone leather, and cool new metallics. Shop the full collection online and in Vans stores (be warned that some styles are not available in-store).