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Vans® SK8-Hi Slim Zip High-Top Sneakers
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Product Details
Synonymous with skateboarders, surfers and Southern California (where the brand was founded in 1966), Vans is a true sneaker icon. Add some cool to your casual with these zip-back high-tops that are specially distressed to look as though you broke them in years ago. When you select your size below, "H" equals a half size.
  • Unisex sizing: Please size down 1 1/2 sizes; a size 4 1/2 is a women's size 6.
  • Canvas twill upper.
  • Vulcanized waffle rubber sole.
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Vans® SK8-Hi Slim Zip High-Top Sneakers

Vans® SK8-Hi Slim Zip High-Top Sneakers is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome buy I kept my eye on these Vans for a while and randomly one week they had them back in stock! I’m somewhere between a women’s 7.5 and an 8 in most all of my shoes. The only available size was a 6 (women’s 7.5) so I obviously did not have a choice but to go with the smaller of my two sizes and I’m so glad that decision was made for me. I have one other pair of Vans Hi-Tops in women’s 8 and they have always felt a little too big but I was nervous a smaller size in a different style may not fit. So glad that wasn’t the case! I love the distressed soles so much. The color was more of an off-white color, but that’s not a bad thing at all. The details of this style make for a unique take on what is quickly becoming a very popular shoe. (Also, shout out to Madewell and their customer service: I accidentally forgot to enter the promo code for an additional price reduction when I checked out online, but a sales rep adjusted the price for me when I caught my mistake hours later. Thanks guys!)
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to the classic white hi-top sneaker! After missing out on these awhile ago when Madewell had an additional percentage off their clearance, I was beyond excited when I saw my size was back in-stock! I snatched them up right away and couldn't be more pleased! I love that they are already a little distressed around the sole of the shoe and the canvas is a nice off-white which makes them a little more relaxed looking than the typical stark white sneakers you see around (which I love too, don't get me wrong). I'd say the sizing info was pretty accurate- I wear an 8.5, but tend to be more of the larger side of an 8.5 (toward a size 9, rather than a size 8) and I ordered down a size and a half to a size 7, like the website suggests. They fit perfectly! I love the styles of vans that Madewell sells and would definitely recommend getting them in any of the other styles and colors!
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I <3 VANS! I'll start by saying I love my classic checker slide-on Vans that are 10+ years old but don't love their other shoes. I bought a pair of their high-tops before (not from Madewell) and had to return them b/c they were too wide and masculine-looking. Well, it appears that Vans solved that problem with these shoes. They're MUCH slimmer so they don't look like clown shoes and they're perfectly worn-in right from the box; they're kind of scuffed up but in a good way. I love them and highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are sweet! Go with everything, super comfy, zipper in the back is cool, laces are long you can wrap them around at least once, love that they come slightly distressed... I'm normally an 8.5 - I got a 7 and they're a little too big... says 1.5 sizes down, I would've gone 2 full sizes meaning a 6.5.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has great value The shoes has a great comfort, look and exellent value.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to wear Love this sneaker! It looks so cute with casual wear! The zip back makes it easy to slip on and off with just a little unlacing. Quite comfortable too.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exceeded my expectations I am 8.5 and got 7... perfect fit. Awesome worn-out look... the sneakers look good with EVERYTHING! jeans, skirts, dresses, shorts etc... Got them on sale which sweetened the deal even more... very good quality should last a few seasons.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I live in these Comfortable and classic. The slimmer profile width compared to the classic Vans profile width is awesome; I don't feel like I'm flopping around in my shoes. The zipper in the back is great! I use it instead of the laces. I am usually a women's 6.5-7 shoe; I ordered the men's size 5.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It has great texture but runs so large When I received my package, a tape was uncovered, someone has opened up and the pair shoes got dirty slightly, everything left was fine, good condition and matched with my orders. I really want to exchange the shoes, its Vans sneakers with slim Zip high-top but they were an sale off item so I just wonder could I change for smaller size?
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a classic with a twist I have a couple other pairs of the sk8-hi's and these run a tiny bit larger than the others, the toe feels the smallest bit longer and wider, but I was so excited to find a pair with the rear zipper in my size (women's 7) AND in white that the sizing wasn't going to be near enough for me to send these back. Vans aren't the most comfortable in that there isn't a lot of footbed support, but even after a long day of walking in them they never rub anywhere, and I just throw an insole in there which extends their comfort a long way. The back zipper is awesome because you don't have to unlace and lace the whole shoe every time you take them on and off. I love the "overwashed" white as it makes it more of a cream, and you get to avoid that intense too-white-new-sneaker look. They look cute with everything, from jeans and black pants to shorts and dresses, a great summer sneaker.
Date published: 2015-06-25
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