Summer brings good things: barbeques, beach time, and fewer clothes on the fairer sex, etcetera. Vans’ Hemp ‘Rata Vulcs’ (no idea) are the newest addition to that list. Durable but soft hemp upper, flexible sole, slip on ease and comfort made it a great summertime tread. The hemp naturally discourages odor too, so your shoes won’t smell like fermenting pickles when you take them off after a long day getting tan. Er, burned.