Accurate feel of the board with its flat sole and thin upper.
Reinforced sole at the front and thick cotton canvas upper.
Outsole with rubber nubs.
Cotton canvas upper: support and low weight.
What is a vulcanised sole?
A vulcanised sole - a must in the world of skating - is a sole made from rubber that is heated under pressure. Vulcanisation glues together the fabric upper, the rubber band and the sole. This technique has numerous benefits: it makes the shoe sturdy, supple and light. Plus the texture means you can feel the board well.
The 100% rubber sole also gives you good grip.
What is canvas?
A particularly thick, durable type of cotton.
How do you choose your skate shoe size?
Choosing a skate shoe means finding something that gives you freedom while staying on your foot. You therefore want something that is neither too wide, which would mean the shoes fall off, nor too tight, which would squash your toes. New vulcanised shoes are generally quite narrow the first few times you wear them. After a few hours the vulcanised band will change shape to fit your feet. The best thing is to get shoes that are fitted.
What is the difference between high-top and low-top shoes?
Besides the issue of style, high-top and low-top shoes offer different benefits.
High-tops keep your foot more stable and protect your ankle while staying firmly in place.
Low-tops give you a better range of movement and are lighter.
Are Vulca shoes comfortable?
The moulded air sacs inside the sole limit vibrations by dampening the shockwaves caused by skating tricks.