The Sk8-Hi was introduced in 1978 as "Style 38," and showcased the now-iconic Vans
Sidestripe on yet another innovative silhouette. As only the second model featuring the
recognizable marker formerly known as the "jazz stripe," the Sk8-Hi took skate
functionality to the next level above the ankle, where skateboarders used and abused their
lower extremities the most. The Sk8-Hi not only shielded bones from skateboards
catapulted at them but also brought a whole new look to the park.