"When I tried on my first pair of Vratim drum shoes, I knew there was something different from the shoe than any other pair of drumming shoes I have used prior. The comfortably and the grip to the pedal alone sold me on the Vratim brand, and I use them every time I sit behind my drum kit. It is not only the shoe that I am dedicated to, but the Vratim business is like no other. The integrity and work ethic of Thomas is inspiring, and pushes me to try my hardest every day. It is with great honor that I join a family with so many wonderful and talented artists."