From the poll we threw up on our FB, it really shows that you guys are anticipating new Lakai footwear. There’s definitely been a resurgence in brand loyalty as of late and at this pace, 2013 looks like it could be the year “skater-owned” brands.
In what may have felt like a delayed move, Vincent Alvarez finally has got a pro shoe for Lakai. Despite our Juvenile post, Vincent had one of our favorite parts in Pretty Sweet and who could forget the Skate sauce part from 2012; still trippin’ on that shit.
His first pro model is a simple and straightforward vulcanized shoe. Even though it is vulcanized, it actually shares some similarities of a cupsole. At our first look of the Vincent, it looks as though it sits on a higher platform than your traditional vulc shoe for cupsole-like cushioning. Secondly, the shoe’s sole seems to grow taller from the toe to heel a la Busenitz. It felt super flexible and potentially ready to skate out of the box. Expect to see it in skate shops and stores for July ’13.
After coming out with one of the most confusing and technical parts in skateboarding, Guy Mariano surely deserves a new pro model. It’s probably going to be everyone’s favorite considering the fact that it has a XLK outsole and is appealing as hell in design. The stitching on the toe keeps it simple but essentially makes the shoe unique. Thankfully, the paneling is pushed back and triple stitched to prevent any possibilities of blowouts. The Guy should be hitting shelves a month before the Vincent for June of this year.
Another sneak peek is dropping tomorrow or Monday, just depends on how wasted we get tonight.