Etnies ● Joslin Vulc

When we talk Chris Joslin we are dealing with an all time great. Are you a skate nerdy type? Well, he is the guy that 360 flipped El Toro (even if he don’t consider it “a make”). Or are you rather the skateboarding lover that pays attention to the big picture? In this case you see this skater as consistent, powerful and with a bag of tricks so deep it’s ridiculous.

I’m a big fan of the guy because he is able to bring back the raw feeling of skateboarding, making it look clean and smooth at the same time.

Chris Joslin is making his own mark in skateboarding with a style that can’t be mistaken for someone else’s and of course this had to come out even in his signature Etnies pro model.

After the Joslin and the Joslin 2 had a great response by the skate community worldwide for their durability and the effective design, now the Joslin becomes vulcanized. Called simply Joslin Vulc such skateboard shoes are able to give you what you look for: the balance among protection and board feel. Needing no “break in” time this style is ready to skate as soon as you slip your feet in.

Double wrap vulcanized foxing tape on the sides and a thin rubber undertoe are designed to endure the wear and tear of griptape. Its design shows a lacing system without eyelets, yet you have the visual impression that they are there. The mesh padded tongue is perfect to complement the design of this silhouette, giving you the much needed protection when tricks go wrong.

What makes this style stand out are two other features. Check out the rubber heel wrap. An unusual sight that is without a doubt the result of a brilliant vision for what concerns support and durability.

The icing on the cake is its Michelin sole. With its tread pattern inspired from Etnies Marana these skateboard shoes with this feature have an extended durability can last up to three times longer, let alone the control it can give (and if your name is Chris Joslin this aspect of your skateboarding is crucial).

Can’t find them at your local skateshop? Cop them online from the source and start skating: El Toro can’t wait any longer…

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