No one knows better than us that no shoe is safe from a premature departure; however, we won’t try to hide the tears that were shed when Adidas shelved the Skater of the Decade Thus Far’s first pro model- the Lucas Pro.
As the name implies, the Lucas Pro was ostensibly the perfect cupsole for anyone looking to make the transition from the boardfeel of a vulc to the padding and support of a cupsole. The combination of an extremely thin sole under the toe and an almost perfect grip pattern actually gave the Lucas Pro more boardfeel than the average vulc. All while the Adidas Sprintskin, mesh tongue, and foam midsole made it one of, if not “the”, lightest cupsole of the time.
Unfortunately, for cupsole fans, neither of the Lucas Pro’s replacements, the Stan Smith Vulc or the Lucas ADV captured the originality and function of the original (i.e. the Stan Smith Vulc was/is a clunky vulc and the added bulk and stiffness of the Lucas ADV undermined everything that made the Lucas Pro so great).
Here’s hoping the new Lucas shoe proves to be on par with Le King of Ledges. Sneak peek of that coming sooner than later.