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The Vans Rata Vulc SF is a silhouette designed with men in mind. Measurements available for this shoe range from 6.5 to 13 with half sizes offered as well. The shoe is a slip-on but manages to give a snug fit. UltraCush sockliners give a breathable and comfortable cushioning.
The Vans Rata Vulc SF has a simple, sophisticated look that can quickly take you from casual Fridays at work to your neighborhood hipster bar in a snap. For a super casual vibe, wear the sneaker with cotton shorts, a poplin shirt, and that ubiquitous summer accessory—the sunglass. You can also rock this shoe with khaki pants and a button-up shirt for a day at the office.
The Vans Rata Vulc SF contains a molded and removable UltraCush insole that gives enhanced support and comfort for the feet. Constructed with 100% hemp upper and water-based inks and glue, the footwear also does its part for the environment.
The Rata Vulc SF belongs to Vans’ Surfing line, a collection of nautically-inspired shoes that are designed with the beach in mind. The shoe is based on the silhouette of the Baskets Rata Vulc which the brand launched in February of 2010. The Baskets Rata Vulc had a low, minimalist profile and a moccasin-like style. It contained two metal eyelets on each side, a soft, flexible sole, and a contoured EVA sockliner.
The model was also an initiative by Vans to promote environmental awareness. It had an upper made of 100% hemp and utilized recycled rubber for its sole. Three simple colorways debuted along with the shoe: red, khaki, and black.
The brand followed it up with the Rata Vulc SF. This time, the low-top shoe was updated with an UltraCush insole and a Surf SF build with a tougher sole but retained the environment-friendly nature of the original silhouette by using only water-based inks and glue in its construction.
- The Vans Rata Vulc SF has a vulcanized build for superior durability, sticky rubber outsole with the signature Vans waffle tread pattern, and single-wrapped foxing tape.