Some weeks ago I was on a quest to find replacement shoes for drumming and a search revealed the vendor, eMerica, and the LOW VULC shoes. Yes, they're skateboarding shoes but there were reviews from purchasers who are drummers and reviews from Websites that review shoes for drumming and all those places rated the LOW VULC shoes very highly.
I've had the LOW VULC shoes for a few weeks now and can say that they certainly grip the pedals solidly. I have had to adapt my playing due to the shoe's grip on the pedals.
My former shoes were an ancient pair of sneakers that allowed me to slide around on the bass drum and hi-hat pedals in order to play certain patterns such as sixteenth note triplets on the bass drum and though I'm finding how to do that again, the grip on the pedals was something of a surprise at first with the new shoes.
The LOW VULC shoes feel well made, they're snug without being tight, they look good in the dark blue/gold scheme, and they do have some weight to them. They feel about twice the weight of my old sneakers and my current work shoes but, they are comfortable and my guess is they're going to last a long time.
Really satisfied with these. Exact fit!
Shoe is awesome!
Very stylish and comfortable, the size is perfect and the shoe looks as advertised