Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc skateboard shoes are comfortable and make skating even more fun than it already is, many testers say.
  • Plenty of testers report that these shoes from ‘The Boss’ skate phenomenally well because of their superior board feel and grip. 
  • According to a lot of reviews on Emerica Reynold Low Vulc skate shoes, the style is eye-catching enough for off-the-board use.
  • These low-top kicks have a solid construction and will last you weeks of hard skating, several purchasers have noted.
  • Appreciative users commend the “superb” fit of these shoes, which feel snug but in a comfy way.
  • A few people like how breathable Emerica Reynolds Vulc Low shoes are. 
  • Two consumers have reported that the skate sneakers are lightweight.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe strings break way too fast, several testers have noted.

Bottom line

“Everything you need in skate shoes,” is how one skateboarder put it. Indeed they are. Reynolds Low Vulc shoes from the esteemed Emerica brand are function and style in one. They’re quite flexible and break in nicely. They also look good on and off the board.

The sneakers are great for flip tricks, and since they’re so durable, you’ll be kickflipping in them for weeks. Even with the quality build and all, the shoes remain lightweight. Put them on or take them with you on trips. They should be easy to pack.

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Good to know

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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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.