Vans Sk8-Hi High Rise Skate Shoes. The new Skate Sk8-Hi's updated foxing tape and sturdy suede and 10 oz canvas uppers give you the iconic look you want while bringing all the performance benefits skateboarders demand. And be sure to look for the new checkerboard flag on the side to guarantee that you're getting the best in style and modern skateboarding performance. Duracap reinforced materials, deeper knurl texture on the toe bumpers, and higher sidewall heights provide a more heritage look with increased durability and protection. Reconstructed with a molded heel counter and internal tongue straps for a locked-in fit and more board control. Our new, proprietary SickStickTM gum rubber compound is our stickiest rubber yet. POPCUSH CUSHIONING - Our best cushioning and impact protection. POPCUSH energy return footbeds protect your feet while helping to lessen leg fatigue for longer skate sessions. Imported.