a vulcanized shoe that gives you great board feel, yet seems to me more abrasive resistant than the bombers and fortes I rode before, both in the upper material, but also the sole seems to be wearing out less easily now. according to board feel they are similar to the t-gun, but offer a bit more stability. they felt comfortable straight out of the box.
in my view the ripper and patriot vulc models tend run a bit longer than for example the forte, trooper, t-guns or bomber models I had before. my feet are on the mid to wider end and I can wear them a half size smaller than usual. the insoles are remarkably thick at the heels and hence comfortable
I only just started the skateboard section of time as a color, so I can’t order big stock of items with different sizes. usually I would put these on backorder, but I can’t guarantee every size is available from the distributor at all times, and I don’t want to disappoint people. so if you are interested in these shoes but your size is not available please use the “get notified when this item is available!” option above and I will do my best to make your item available asap, or consider your sizing/model wishes for next orders. thanks for your support!
Here’s what the manufacturer has to say:
The “Ripper” is a classic Chris Cole signature Fallen Footwear design. We brought it back for the most obvious reasons; it’s just a great skate shoe with a ton of features. These features make the Ripper more durable than it initially appears.
The synthetic Suede + Cotton upper, mixed with the superior cushioning Impact Foam insole support, maximizes comfort, durability, and overall function. This new Ripper was built to take anything Chris Cole could throw at it and was designed to withstand the abuse while maintaining comfort and longevity.
– Vulcanized Construction
– Abrasion Resistant Outsole with Heel Drag Reinforcement
– Impact Foam Insole for Long-Lasting Impact Cushioning Which Helps Prevent Heel Bruises
– True Fit support adds comfort and support around the instep arch of the foot
– Vegan, synthetic Suede + Cotton Twill