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Re-envisioning our Tapered High-Top Shoe with Purposeful Materials


We’ve rebuilt some of our most iconic Classics with purposeful choices about the materials we use. Featuring uppers made from organic cotton, an outsole that uses natural rubber, and a biobased foam footbed for comfort you can feel good about, the Sk8-Hi Tapered VR3 continues to change the footwear game for the better.


To earn the VR3 Checkerboard globe logo, at least 30% of the product must be made up of one or a combination of recycled, renewable, and/or regenerative materials.




  • UPPER MATERIAL: Made with 50% Organic Cotton and Suede. Vans leather products support responsible manufacturing via the Leather Working Group.



  • FOOTBED: The new VR3Cush™ footbed is made using at least 25% biobased EVA foam partially derived from plants per the ASTM D6866-16 testing standard.



  • OUTSOLE: The VR3Waffle™ outsole is made with a proprietary compound containing at least 25% responsibly sourced natural rubber obtained from sources that follow proven sustainable practices with the intention of reducing impacts on the planet. This natural rubber compound was developed and engineered to maintain the grip and durability Vans is known for (since 66).