Slip-on upper for flexibility and freedom of movement.
New polyurethane insole for effective, long-lasting cushioning
Natural rubber outsole.Density chosen to optimise grip.
Laminated rubber underneath the leather (Hidden Rubber Toecap).
The outsole is 11% thicker (5 mm) than the previous Vulca 500 model.
Close-fitting shoe for better support and control.
Skate shoes without laces, what difference does it make?
Despite the absence of laces on this model, it remains firmly on the foot thanks to the reinforced strips that attach either side of the tongue and help ensure good grip.
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 creates a shoe that is flexible, lightweight and with excellent traction. This gives you a better feel of the skateboard for improved precision when doing tricks.
What are the differences between high and low shoes?
Aside from their style, high and low shoes do not offer the same advantages.
A high-top shoe will give you more stability, ankle protection and support while a low-top style provides a greater range of movement and makes for a lighter shoe.
Is the new VULCA 500 II sturdy?
Hidden Rubber Toecap (HRT): laminated rubber under the leather
This additional durable, discreet protection stops holes developing as quickly on the sides of your shoes when they repeatedly rub against the board's grip.
On top of this, the shoe's outsole is 11% thicker to stand up to wear without compromising boardfeel and grip.
Sizing specially designed for skateboarding
A skate shoe is the interface between the skater and their board. This is why it's important for your shoes to be relatively close-fitting: it gives you maximum precision and board control.
We have listened to customer feedback and, based on this, redesigned it with a thinner, narrower shape. This closer-fitting shape helps you better feel the board when doing tricks, and increases precision and control in all situations.
How do you choose your skate shoe size?
New vulcanised skate shoes are generally fairly narrow during the first few uses, especially the Slip-On models.They adjust after being worn for a few hours (the vulcanised band deforms to fit the foot). The best thing is to get skate shoes that are fitted.For narrow feet, we recommend choosing your usual size.For wide feet, do not hesitate to choose one size above, especially when wearing them on a daily basis.
Cast polyurethane insole: more comfort and protection when landing jumps.
The polyurethane insole continues to absorb impacts over time while retaining boardfeel.
At 9 mm thick under the heel and 5 mm under the toe, this insole has no fear of gaps.
As the polyurethane doesn't stay deformed after being compressed, this sole retains its initial shape and its technical properties for longer.
Reducing our environmental footprint
We are constantly striving to reduce our environmental footprint. This starts with carefully selecting our materials.
The lining of the VULCA 500 II is dyed using a "dope dyeing" process that reduces CO2 emissions by 30%. Dope dyeing is where the thread is dyed before being woven into fabric.
The insole is now made from 100% recycled polyester. Its impact is 56% less than the material we used for the previous model.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Store in a dry, cool place.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
All our shoes are tested in the laboratory. These tests validate many different functions and include wear tests. Of course, these lab tests are supplemented by field tests based on the testers' opinions to really put the product through its paces.
We rely on our community of passionate, demanding ambassadors who work at Decathlon around the world.
Designed and approved by our community of ambassadors and technical partners. These experienced skaters work at Decathlon stores or other departments around the world and all share the same passion for skating.