The Vans Sk8-Hi Tapered features a more slender and fitted silhouette than the traditional Sk8-Hi. The new "Tapered" style deconstructs the classic high-top and rejiggers it with a slimmer build that hosts a black and white checkerboard pattern all over. Completing the design is a white midsole, side stripe, and laces. A padded collar is added for support and flexibility, and the signature rubber waffle outsole remains as flexible as before. Between the Vans signature pattern and newly tapered silhouette, this rejuvenated style feels fresh and new.