History: Vans Sk8-hi

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“Style 38”, now known as Sk8-hi, was introduced in 1978 which was the second model to boast the iconic Vans sidestripe or formerly known as the “jazz stripe”. The Sk8-hi took skate performance to the next level – just above the ankle. Wherein skateboarders would abuse lower body the most. The Sk8-hi not only protects your ankle/feet, it brought it in a whole new style to the skate park.

Vans brings you a brief history on the now iconic the Sk8-hi, from the 1970’s to the present.

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From SKATEBOARD…to unique EYEWEAR

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Introducing Quiksilver by Vuerich B. sunglasses. These unique sunglasses are made from skateboards that have been ridden by the Quiksilver Skateboarding Team. With each pair purchased, Quiksilver donates part of the benefits to Skateistan Cambodia.  Limited to only 50 unique pairs. Grab these sunnies NOW..

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Lacoste Lab: Surfboard & Skateboard

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Through LACOSTE LAB, you can find a wide range of products, like their limited edition surfboard. In partnership with NOTOX, LACOSTE’s board boasts a modern and classical shape with a thruster finish. Made in France, the eco-friendly board was crafted in part with Jean-Pierre Stark, of STARK Surfboards, and designer Christophe Pillet. The board features specific FCS “performance glass” fins, polyurethane foam blanks and lamination of polyester resins and fiberglass.

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Through Lacoste Lab is Lacoste L!VE. Which brings you more color in its range of products such as its skateboard. A collaboration between Lacoste and Artprint, this board is perfect for cruising the streets with style and refinement.

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Vans: Geoff Rowley Pro

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[ROWLEY] PRO

In 1966, Paul Van Doren had a vision in Southern California that grew over the years to inspire youth culture the world over, including one young boy growing up skateboarding in Liverpool, England. In 1999, Geoff Rowley, by then a young professional skateboarder, tapped deeply into his passion for Vans to design his first signature professional skateboarding shoe for the company. As a result, whole new generation of skateboarders around the world were introduced to Vans’ unique heritage. Find out what all the fuss is about with the release of the [ROWLEY] PRO this Spring as Vans Pro Skate honors the shoe that would go on to revolutionize skate footwear and influence virtually every significant skate shoe that followed.

Available in: burgundy/white, black/black/white, mid-grey/white, dark blue

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