After an entire summer of rumors, Agenda 2015 served as the official unveiling of the revamped Staple. We touched on highlights of the shoe here, but for those who missed it, the original cupsole is being replaced by the vulcanized sole found on the Griffins, and the original plastic toecap is being replaced by a heat-transferred rubber toecap (making them eligible for #ReturnOfTheRubberToe). The three colorways pictured here are signature to Mike Carroll, Brandon Biebel, and Rick Howard, respectively.
The Owen was easily the most unorthodox shoe at Lakai’s Agenda booth. Designers stuck with the existing slip-on structure (a proven winner), but forwent the traditional white sole in favor of all-blue, all-green, or all-red colorways. Perhaps with all-white everything trending, Lakai hopes to kick off the eventual monochromatic movement. Sorry, this run of the Owens doesn’t feature a rubber toe.
After numerous parts for Baker, Shep Dawgs and Transworld, giving Riley Hawk a pro shoe was an easy decision. His inaugural pro model, succinctly titled The Riley, is best described as a beefed-up Owen with laces. The low-profile shoe features LuxLite insole, similar to the GuyMar, and the infamous Griffin sole we’ve referenced numerous times in this article. For Spring 2016, we have a murdered-out all black colorway, the ever-popular burgundy/gum colorway, and a gold colorway that reminds us of the last Rick Howard footage we saw. The Riley is one of Lakai’s more popular shoes right now, and why wouldn’t they be? After all, if they’re good enough for the Birdman himself, they’re definitely good enough for you.