For those craving for a piece of the Vans x Harry Potter commotion and is searching for enough padding around the ankle area, the Vans x Harry Potter SK8-Hi Platform RB is the right shoe for you. Adding to its plush cushioning is the platform sole, which is coupled by a leather interior for a heavenly feel. Wrapping it all up are the ribbon laces, which makes one think that these SK8-Hi shoes would be a perfect gift to a Potterhead.
The sneaker comes in unisex sizing. The range for men starts from 3.5 to 13, which also includes half sizes. Women’s sizes range from 5 to 14.5.
As with most fans’ testimonials, the Vans x Harry Potter SK8-Hi Platform RB is genuinely a stylish sneaker which can accommodate almost any article of clothing due to its sleek appeal. Women can either dress it up or down with pants or ripped jeans as the primary choice. Men Potter fans can also join in the fad and strap on pinroll pants with white socks for a charismatic look.
The snake theme was yet infused again in another silhouette, particularly the Vans SK8-Hi. This time, the reptilian accent was introduced along the platform sidewalls to give more dimension to the iconic sneaker. Finishing it off is a glimmering shade of green along the upper which bounce light in a different way to entertain bystanders.
It took several years before Vans finally gave the Harry Potter fans the collaboration they truly deserve. Though the franchise had ended years ago, the flame it left behind stayed relevant and embedded in the hearts of its ever-so-loyal fanbase. This opportunity gave Vans the idea to keep the Potter spark going by introducing silhouettes paying homage to the magical world.
The Vans x Harry Potter collection was released in the first week of June 2019 globally, and stocks are instantaneously running out. Included in the pack are renditions of the Authentic, Era, Slip-On, Old Skool, and the SK8-Hi. There are three iterations of the SK8-Hi which are the Gryffindor, Transfiguration ComfyCush, and the Dark-Arts colorways.
The last one among the string of SK8-His features the infamous spell that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters cast signaling their undying loyalty to their sinister clan. Initially retailing at $85 a pop, the Vans x Harry Potter SK8-Hi Platform RB shines in a unique shade of green atop a platform tooling.
- Morsmordre markings are seen at the toe box.
- A custom Dark Arts x Vans symbol is emblazoned at the tongue.
- The sneaker still contains the signature Side Stripe which is colored in black.
- Its waffle outsoles are also tinted in black.
- Harry Potter x Vans brandings are featured on the black footbed.