Vans Sk8 High-Top Gets Exhibit in Germany

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Vans' Sk8-Hi style is the subject of a new fashion exhibition in Germany.
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Heading to Germany anytime soon? You might want to make plans to hit up the Sneaker Museum in Cologne. The museum has a new exhibit featuring the classic Vans Sk8-Hi style.

Area tastemaker and sneaker store The Good Will Out and the Skateboard Museum Berlin are also sponsors of the show, which traces the history and cultural influence of the original classic skater sneaker.

The shoe silhouette, which is nearly 40 years old (the first version debuted in 1978) is highlighted as a part of festival, skate and BMX culture. Paul Doren, one of the co-founders of Vans, designed the style, which was originally called #38.

The museum is promising never-before-seen versions of the sneaker, and it will also highlight key collaborations with Kiss, Metallica, the Beatles and Wtaps, Stussy and Supreme.

The exhibit was curated by Jürgen Blümlein from the Skateboard Museum and sneaker collector Henry Davis. Visitors can see the show — which is free — now through Sept. 30.

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