Vans Men's Rata Vulc

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Vans Rata Vulc - The Vans Rata Vulc is a sporty throwback style inspired by the vulcanized skate shoes of the ‘70s and ‘80s. With a premium suede or organic hemp canvas upper and a durable rubber sole, this hardcore, environmentally friendly kick is primed and ready for your next skate adventure. Removable insole.


  • Soft, contoured custom EVA-molded sock liner with reverse waffle texture for total comfort.


  • Ultra-flexible and durable vulcanized outsole with waffle tread for long surf missions.


  • imported .


  • Canvas and suede uppers. .
  • Durable, packable, collapsible, and washable 100% royal hemp upper.


  • Reinforced suede toe, heel and eyerow.
  • Mens
  • Eco-conscious water-based inks and adhesives.
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Also available for: Boys
Materials:Upper: Varies (Check Image) Sockliner: EVA Outsole: Gum Rubber
Sole:Vulc Sole
Style:Low Top
Technology Features:Original Waffle Outsole
Weight:8 oz
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Vans Rata Vulc Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I've had a few Vans before and I will say that these are quite different. The shoes are unlike the Eras or Authentics, which I like. They fit nicely except for the fact that the heels are not very supported. Before you wear them in, taking a long stride can knock the heel right off. I got the Ombre colorway and I just want to say, if you're getting these shoes, get them in the Ombre style. The colors really complement each other without being too flashy. The shoes are real head-turners, but aren't over the top. If you are planning on getting a pair of shoes for the summer or spring, I would suggest these.

jonp80107 at on 04/01/2013

These shoes are great: run true to size, form very well to the shape of your foot (due to the 100% hemp upper), and have amazing ground/board feel. The one downside to these shoes is their durability. From two months of light skateboarding to and from class without any street or park skating, just light ollies here and there, these shoes have been pretty worn. Given, they are not meant for skating; Vans could have done a little better with the durability. That being said, they are still my favorite shoes to date and I will continue to order them until they are phased out.

Jordan Mash at on 12/18/2010

picked up these shoes last summer, really light weight and perfect for the beach and chillin'. ended up at the skate park a few times with out my skate shoes and used these, super comfortable with a metric shit ton of board feel but after two sessions they started to separate at the heel. I will definitely purchase these shoes again since they feel more like sandals and are perfect for cruising to the beach when the asphalt is to damn hot to walkdown barefoot. its kinda like a shoe sandal.

Anthony Leone at on 04/25/2011

I used to do everything in these shoes, including hiking 10 miles. I like them because they're minimal. I just wish the toe box was a little wider after realizing all the shoes I've worn have been too narrow for promoting healthy feet/toes.
I think there's a 3mm outsole, 5mm would be better. The pair I have now have suede or something on the heel, which I like because it makes it more durable.

jwjp775534 at on 10/13/2013

These are really light and are more like sandals than shoes. They are cut really low. I do really like them but from the pictures I thought the laces were stretchable and that you didn't need to tie them, but they are just regular laces. You don't need to wear the laces though. Not quite what I expected but I still really like them. The brown color ones are sick.

Jeremy Curtis at on 04/25/2012

These are perfect for their intended use - chillin. They're not designed to skate in. I have the hemp pair and never wear them with socks. They've broken in nicely and don't stink surprisingly. I wear an 8 or 8.5 in most shoes... went with an 8 in these and love them - perfect fit.

Rich Fahey at on 06/03/2011

A little tight at first. After a couple of times slipping it on and off you get the hang of it and after about a week of breaking it in it's super easy to do. Super comfy and pretty bangin. Lots of positive comments from others when I walk in the room.

zak harris at on 12/10/2010
These shoes (in the dachshund brown) are the most ridics comfy shoes I've ever owned. I have bony feet and feel pressure points in everything. Not these. I forget I'm wearing them all the time. Sleek and supple as a sexy seal too. Worth buying x 2. (Waterproof/stainproof the suede ASAP.)
Anonymous - customer at on 11/10/2011
The Vans Rata is the perfect summer shoe. I've always felt it’s like wearing a slipper that is acceptable out in public. Whether you’re skating down to the store or escorting your lady to a wedding, the Rata doesn't buckle. Thanks again, Vans, for another win.
Scott S - customer at on 01/11/2012
Really like these. Get a lot of compliments on the look, and they feel great. The lining makes them almost like a thin slipper. We'll see how they feel once summer comes, but right now they feel great.
Anonymous - customer at on 03/29/2012

Negative Reviews:

I was pretty happy w/ this purchase. I have always rocked Vans and always will. However this pair somehow just fell to pieces after about a month of wear. I am back on Zappos to buy another pair of Vans, just not the Rata Vulcs.
Anonymous - customer at on 03/12/2012