The essence of Vans can be distilled into its shoes. Vulcanized rubber construction, durable canvas and suedes on the upper, and the signature waffle outsole. All of these components have been there since 1978 when the Sk8-Hi was first introduced as ‘Style 38’. This classic black Sk8-Hi colorway has largely remained unchanged. Featuring mostly black uppers with a white sidestripe and midsole, this is a staple in skateboarding history.