Since 1966 Vans has been putting shoes on the feet of skaters and surfers. Their canvas shoes with gum rubber soles gripped onto slick piers and skinny skate decks like nothing else before it. In short time their waffle pattern sole and colorful uppers became synonymous with southern California board riding culture. Throughout the '70s and '80s skatedecks grew bigger, surfboards got smaller, and music got louder. It was during these fast times that Vans solidified their reputation with legendary skateboarders and original punk rockers, Tony Alva and Steve Caballero.
The Rata Vulc is an exclusive member of Vans' own revolutionary Surfsider-style shoe lines, featuring a soft sole design favored amongst surfers for their comfort and durability. This pair features soft suede uppers and laces that lend a loafer look to these casual beach-goers. For your daily routine, or for surf trips to distant shores, they're all you'll ever want to wear. They also come standard with Flexi Vulc gum rubber soles, and eco-conscious water-based inks and glues.