When Emerica started its higher quality campaign, they helped to revitalize the cupsole market with all their G6 models. And after a couple years of the cupsole models doing well, Emerica took the opportunity to appeal to a wider audience and release them as vulcs. These shoes, such as the Reynolds Vulc, were thinner, pointier, and all about boardfeel and durability.
Reynolds created another great shoe here. With Emerica’s grippy triangle tread, higher quality suede and full Ortholite footbed, this model is contender for S.S.O.T.Y.. All of that aside, the Reynolds Vulc may look like a normal vulc model, but without giving too much away, we can guarantee they perform well above average, and also sit at a reasonable price point: $59.99. This shoe was built for the everyday skate rat in you, especially if you have a distinct love for frontside flips and larger than life gaps. Despite the thinness of the shoe, we were blown away by the comfort while skating stairs and gaps.
All that taken into consideration, it seems Emerica has created a keeper, and we’re excited to see where this model ends up on the list of Skate Shoe of the Year 2014.