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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $65
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Emerica Reynolds Low Vulcs are men’s kicks with sizes ranging from 5 to 14. The shoes run true to measurement, and the width is a bit snug but not tight. Flat laces in a six-pair eyelet lacing system provide users a customized fit. 

The soles are flexible and as expected of vulcanized ones. There’s enough cushioning in these shoes for a bit of impact skating and to keep feet comfy for hours.

It seems the 90s footwear craze is not stopping anytime soon. Whether the shoes are of the chunky or sleek skater style, people want a slice of that nostalgic period. 

These low-top skate sneakers come with a relaxed air and a subtle athletic flair, in direct contrast to their namesake’s energetic moves and wild personality.

  Some style tips

A crewneck tee and grey camo shorts might be paired with Emerica Reynolds Low Vulcs in the black/grey/blue colorway for a casual vibe. 

Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc shoes in black/white can be matched with black pants, black crewneck sweater, and black jacket for an understated polished style.

It seems that Baker Skateboards co-founder and Trasher Magazine SOTY winner Andrew Reynolds has infused his umpteenth signature model, the Reynolds Low Vulcs, with plenty of his skateboarding know-how. Although the shoes have a laidback kind of look that’s totally opposite of Reynolds’ compulsive and wild personality, they do have the skating ability that lives up to ’The Boss’ name.

These shoes are built with a cold-air intake mesh on the medial sides to improve the airflow inside and keep your feet comfy. One-piece toe boxes offer better flicks and prevent blowouts from happening. 

Emerica’s Triangle Tread patterns run the entire length of the soles for better grip on the board.

Andrew Reynolds, or The Boss as he is also known, has been with Emerica for decades. His first signature shoes with the brand were called Reynolds 1s, which were released almost in the same period as The End video by skateboarding company Birdhouse. This video starring Reynolds and 12 other riders in the cast was unarguably the most successful skate film of the period and, in turn, helped ensure the success of Reynolds 1 shoes.

Of course, Reynolds didn’t stop at the 1s. Many more shoes with his name on them dropped one after the other. Among the most recent ones were the Reynolds Low and Reynolds Mid shoes. These are both cupsole editions. A vulcanized low-profile one based on the design of these two also came out—the Reynolds Low Vulcs. 

  Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc shoes vs. Provost Slim Vulcs

Some users have compared Emerica Provost Slim Vulc shoes with Reynolds Low Vulcs, which is understandable since the former is supposed to be inspired by the latter. In terms of build, Provost Slim shoes have a lower and sleeker profile than the somewhat chunkier silhouette of Reynolds Low Vulc sneakers. 

The laces of Provost Slim shoes are more protected than that of the Reynolds Low Vulcs because the Provost’s are placed higher up in the shoes. However, Reynold’s vulc shoes are sturdier as they’re made of suede, unlike Collin Provost’s kicks, which have a combination of canvas and suede for the uppers. 

  • Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc shoes come in many colorways, which number more than a dozen.
  • The shoes feature lightly padded tongues and collars. 

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