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"Fourteen-year-old Anita Baume fell into skateboarding for the most noble of reasons: boys. ‘I like the confidence they have and the way they dress,’ she says, laughing. By her definition, this is ‘loose and chill’ and includes baggy T-shirts and the original skater shoe, Vans. In fact, she says, kicking up her feet, ‘I just got a new pair. They’re very tomboy, and I’m not really a girly girl.’”

The year is 1978. NASA selects it’s first female astronauts. The Double Eagle II becomes the first hot-air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Beauty company Aveda is founded with its first product; Clove Shampoo. The Bee Gees album Saturday Night Fever hits #1, and the Original Vans Sk8-Hi is born.

Shop our Sk8-Hi Slim Zips in Leather Black/Leopard, Chambray Dots Dune/Twill, and Overwashed Blanc De Blanc now at


We’ve put a weatherized spin on a few of our Women’s Classics by including Scotchgard protected fabrics to get you through those dreary skies this fall. The three-piece Sk8-Hi Slim offering includes three soft, earth-tone shades including Wine, Amber Gold and Beetle Grey (not pictured) on a vintage marshmallow sole. Shop now or find a store near you at