Size and fit

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.

Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc Style

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.

Notable Features

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.

Emerica Reynolds Low Vulc History

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. 

Additional Info

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

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Vulc Sole, EVA
Colorways: Blue / Black / Grey / Brown / Red / Yellow / Green / Purple / Beige / White
SKUs: 610200009631 / 6102000096014 / 6102000096031 / 6102000096218 / 6102000096375 / 6102000096448 / 6102000096574 / 6102000096606 / 6102000096700 / 6107000167021

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