Images via Vans

by Brendan Dunne

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Vans, the California skate-shoe brand that's long since transcended its role as a supplier of action sports footwear to become ubiquitous in the lifestyle realm. Celebrating the big year will be all sorts of special sneaker releases.

The Vans Sk8-Hi, the first high-top silhouette the brand ever made that debuted as the Style 38 back in 1977, looks to be one of the first shoes to join the celebration with this huge 50-deep pack.

The group has men's and women's offerings that range from the original silhouette to enhanced versions like the Vans Sk8-Hi Zip. Floral patterns, bandana prints and more adorn the shoes.

Look for this set of new Vans now here.