News Update: Reissued Models Are Coming Back Y’all

If you aren't saying it yet, you'll be saying it about another shoe in the next 10 years or so.

If you aren’t saying it yet, you’ll be saying it about another shoe in the next 10 years or so.

Year after year, you’ll hear the screams of grown men as they plead to have their youthful nostalgia back in their arms once again. Whether its a board, shoes, or a print of their favorite childhood graphic, we’ve all been there before. While these screams may have been around forever, it seems as though they’re finally penetrating the unattended ears of those who can bring these particular models back.

There’s no word on what makes these wonderful reissues come about every so often but in any industry, given 10 or 20 years, those previously released models always make their way back. Most of it has to do with the strange nature of demand, although in many ways, demand shouldn’t always dictate a release. Companies in the past have been burnt when listening to their fan base, only to be disappointed once none of them purchase said requested model. One of the better examples of this was when Lakai re-released Rick’s old DC model only to have it flop after 1 season. :/

In any event, it looks as though more companies have found their comfort zone in their respective categories and as a result, we’ve been seeing more of them take bigger chances. Whether it’s the first heel/wedge in skateboarding, the return of the rubber toe or the resurgence of the airbag, these quality elements are making their way back into this new generation of kids. Who knows how they’ll react considering some, if not most, don’t have any correlation with these beloved models (unless they’ve done their homework).

After 10 years, they're finally back. Prod 1, from Kinetic Skate Shop.

After 10 years, they’re finally back. Prod 1, courtesy of Kinetic.

If the re-release of the Nike SB X Jordan 1 wasn’t enough for SB connoisseurs, the newly reissued Prod 1 has found its way back onto skate shops shelves this past weekend. This now classic model has had a great following but with the rapid growth of the Prod collection in general, consumers are naturally more prone towards his first creation versus his more recent releases. As it stands now, the Prod’s 1 release couldn’t have come at a better time. With “tech” being back in fashion, the Prod 1 has a more subtle approach which works in its favor comparative to the “everything but the kitchen sink” approach with the latest Prod 8. While there’s more of a place for the Prod 1 in today’s market than any of his other models, its unfortunate to know that these are sadly a quickstrike and won’t be skated/enjoyed to their full potential. An array of other colorways and updated materials would be great in 2015 so hopefully we won’t have to wait another 10 years before Nike SB opens the vault again.

A reissue to please the masses, the DC Manteca. Due out in Fall'15, also in Black/Gum.

A reissue to please the masses, the DC Manteca. Due out in Fall’15, also in Black/Gum.

Yes, as we revealed in our secondary A.S.P. from DC, this is the reissue that you’ve all been guessing about- the Manteca. Known for its then street approved look, the OG team model comes back for Fall 2015 with intentions of giving every OG DC lover their beloved model back. Where some of you may feel as though DC let you down with the Lynx reissue, they’ve gone much truer with this reissue as you can obviously tell. You’ll find that the Manteca stays true with its traditional approach of a triple stitched toe instead of a faded and safe deco stitch line. This commitment from DC should certainly mend any bad feelings you’re harboring since the Lynx reissue and more over, the newly updated Lynx actually skates incredibly well so chill. For those unfamiliar with Manteca, it was sported by the likes of Ryan Gallant and other team riders from DC back in the day. Tastes certainly change over time but in the event that you’re not feeling them, we certainly know someone who’ll love them and put them to good use.

Lastly, when we contributed to the skate shoe edition of TWS, it was told to us by Scott Johnston in our interview that a reissue will be coming out of the gates shortly from Lakai. Still no official word on what model that’ll be but we’ll keep our ears open in the meantime. Feel free to guess, but which reissue model would you like to see the most from Lakai or any brand for that matter?


  1. daddy long legs

    March 16, 2015 6:46am

    I’ve actually been sending scoochyj pictures of my non xlk cupsole og manchesters I got on ebay from 2006. I will flip shit if it’s that, or the Guy Mariano 1, or pretty much anything that was in fully flared.

  2. Gabe

    March 16, 2015 10:55am

    Any word on whether the mantecas are super suede?

  3. Oliver

    March 16, 2015 11:57am

    The first Johnston shoe would be awesome or the first Howard for that matter but with the resurgence in rubber toecaps it can only be the much loved OG Staple surely?

  4. Stephen

    March 16, 2015 6:57pm

    Lakai Staple Please!!!

  5. noah

    March 16, 2015 7:44pm

    My all time Lakai favourites were the OG Telford, Telford low’s and the MJ 3. It now appears theres a running Nike Dunk/Adidas Campus theme to my skate shoe preferences… No wonder im running Puma Steppers right now… (pretty good skate shoe actually)

  6. kyle

    March 16, 2015 8:33pm

    i actually did have the K1’s and K3’s
    the K1’s had some sort of factory defect and the toe on one shoe was like, longer and mis-shapped
    the k3’s i had in grey with the dark navy/ black toe piece. Absolutely loved them but i remeber they didnt hold up for shit. real sharp looking shoe though

    would love to see a re-issue of the DC Truth by kalis, man

  7. Stephen

    March 16, 2015 10:06pm

    It sucks it’s a Quickstrike release but at least Nike didn’t jack the price up like they’d do

  8. dr.g

    March 17, 2015 1:24am

    lakai staple!

  9. dr.g

    March 17, 2015 1:25am

    prod 2’s should be next for Nike.

  10. Sky

    March 17, 2015 5:24am

    Vans, Salman Agah Shoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The rubber toecapped versions! I wasn’t around back then, but they look so good. I heard when they were released back then they weren’t received very well & were seen as “wierd”. They make alot of sense to be released today & I would totally buy them over hufs versions of a rubber toe cap shoe.

  11. kyle

    March 17, 2015 1:57pm

    ES’ Muska’s!

  12. Will

    March 18, 2015 10:13am

    A another re-release of the Emerica Marc Johnson ones in more colors would be sick. Best skate shoe design ever to me.

  13. Will

    March 18, 2015 10:16am

    The Dc Avatars would be nice too.

  14. Jay

    March 19, 2015 6:17pm

    Lakai Staples

  15. Thomas Harding

    March 20, 2015 2:41pm

    Etnies also is gonna be doing a collaboration with Jeremy Klein to reissue/update some of the old Hook Ups shoes (Probably the devilman13’s)

  16. allaner

    March 26, 2015 9:42pm

    Vans XLT Rowley and the Tag XLT by Salabanzi. I just got a Greco 2 in red.

  17. Omar gonzalez

    September 22, 2015 4:54am

    Lakai koston ltds Emerita Reynolds 1 Koston k3s. Vans rowley vlx. Emerita townend

  18. Some 1990's Dude

    December 2, 2016 5:12am

    eS Muska
    eS Creager
    eS Koston 1,,3,,6,,7
    Airwalk Jason Lee
    eS Burnquist
    DC Kalis The Truth
    DC Carrol
    DC Rudy Johnson
    Circa Muska
    Circa Jamie Thomas
    Emerica Marc Johnson
    CONVERSE Papalardo (they vanished!) google how gnar they look)
    Vans Rowley XLT(I still skate these 2day.. ebay!)
    Vans Bucky Laseks(never happen cause crybaby Bucky)
    Adio Wray
    Adio Hawks(google this shoe. looks awesome!)
    Globe Chet Thomas
    Globe Mullen
    Vans Cardiel
    Lakai Beibel 1
    Lakai Koston(remake of ES K1
    Adidas Lance Mountain
    DC McKay 1
    DC Dierdek(spell? I foegt which OG Dierdek I liked)
    Lakai Rick Howard 1st shoe(looks like a boot kinda)
    Adio Bam 1

    • Suhdude

      April 20, 2017 4:35pm

      Unfortunately the Adio’s will probably never happen. The Adio Bam 1 was a shoes I always wanted and never had the chance to get, but Adio is out of business again so unless someone buys the company and rebuilds it from the ground up and really puts the effort in to make it a great company again those shoes will never be reissued.

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