The SK8-Hi stepped on the scene in 1978 as the Style 38. Taking what Vans does best this time they took it above the ankle for the best in skate performance. Adopted by skateboarders and BMX riders the signature sidestripe has since been adopted by celebrities, musicians, and artists. Paul Van Doren of the Van Doren Rubber Company gave the signature sidestripe life. Once a doodle now an iconic detail formally known as the jazz stripe the sidestripe on any style Vans remains a true symbol of their heritage. Present day Vans still remains true to the original SK8-Hi design but also new collaborations celebrate the design while joining forces with popular culture like the BMX anniversary collection celebrating bike culture, OTW Quarter featuring over-sized logos and animal print, and The Reissue Cap Inside Out featuring a deconstructed DIY cut and paste treatment. .