February 16, 2013 BY Aaron Hope
Traditionally speaking, Vans Authentics and anything ending in ‘Hi’ are two mutually exclusive categories. On one hand, you’ve got the original 1966 Van Doren deck shoe, a design so slim that larger guys can make them look like ballet slippers. At the other end of the spectrum, something like the venerable Sk8-Hi offers padding and protection well above the ankle. But it turns out that combining these two previously disparate groups is a fairly natural pairing, as evidenced by the Vans Women’s Authentic Hi and how well it fits into the Off the Wall catalog. There’s one blackout pair, one in leopard and a third with a star pattern whose feline sockliner is begging for a roll-down, along with a single entry from the classic lowtop version. You can see each of them below, then grab from select retailers like The General.
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