Hi-tops changed the sneaker game, and Vans Style 38 was at the forefront of the revolution when introduced in 1978. Now beloved as the Black & White Sk8-Hi sneaker, these game-changers were blazing trails from the beginning. The sturdy suede and canvas uppers allow for maximum elegance. The foundation? Say hello to reinforced toe-caps, supportive padded collars, and those signature rubber waffle outsoles. The Black & White Sk8-Hi shoe is as innovative today as it was in 1978 and every bit as sophisticated. The Sk8-Hi was the second model to feature the recognizable jazz stripe, and the shoe has flourished in the decades since. Comfort, sophistication, attitude; the Black & White Sk8-Hi has it all.