Agenda Sneak Peek: Lakai FA’16 – Part 2

The newly introduced Lakai Fremont, debuting in Fall'16

The newly introduced Lakai Fremont, debuting in Fall’16

After some unfortunate departures late in 2015, Lakai is pushing forward with one of their strongest catalogs in recent memory. We discussed their newest pro models earlier this spring; now, let’s focus on their core models, as well as a new addition to the line.

Two years deep, the MJ has become quite a staple (no pun intended) in the Lakai line, and we can see why: the shoe is a minimal, low-cut, vulcanized model with a seamless toe that any skateboarder can appreciate. For whatever reason, Lakai seems to be playing it safe with the MJ for fall of 2016. The suede version of the shoe is available in black with a white sole and mahogany with a white sole, while the canvas MJs can be found in a navy herringbone pattern with a white sole and a tweed herringbone pattern with a white sole, adding a touch of class to the broke skateboarder’s closet.


The Fremont is Lakai’s tech model this season, harkening back to the Pacer of 2013. This low-cut cupsole is highly flexible and skates great right out of the box, thanks to a lightweight and grippy XLK sole that will protect your heels while keeping your foot from slipping all over the griptape. The perforated toe is reinforced with a thin layer of rubber, improving your flick and increasing the shoe’s overall lifespan, while the sole is infused with compression-molded EVA foam, to keep you jumping down gaps well into the night. A snug softliner with slip-on style entry will keep you from worrying about breaking laces. As a final touch, the flair is 3D-printed onto the shoe, so you won’t see it fray and fly off after a week of skating. The Fremont is pictured here in a plain-Jane black colorway, and a fantastic bone/white/gum colorway. A black mesh version is also available, in case you feel like repping Lakai off the board.


Also an established favorite in the Lakai line is the Owen, a classic slip-on with a sticky, vulcanized sole. This fall, expect an all-suede toe on the Owen, constituting what may be the first known instance of #RemovalOfTheRubberToeCap. The Owen will be available in an off-white with a gum sole and a traditional black suede with a white sole for fall 2016, a striking shift from the all-pastel colorways we saw last year.

Finally, we come to Riley Hawk’s pro model, simply titled the Riley. Like its namesake, the Riley is of classic origins, with a touch of modern styling to resonate with the modern skateboarder. The shoe is a beefed-up slip-on with laces and an enhanced collar to prevent heel slip. A LuxLite insole will keep your feet, back and knees intact through the shoe’s lifespan, and the vulcanized sole (complete with Lakai’s famous herringbone tread pattern) provides excellent traction and grip. Some 1970’s jam-rock inspired branding on the heel really ties the room shoe together. The Riley is available this fall in the ever-popular black suede with a gum sole and a grey suede with brown branding, as well as an indigo suede and a burgundy canvas. Wear them together for that patriotic look.


Missed Lakai’s first sneak peek?
Find their 1st part here and more Agenda Sneak Peeks here.


  1. Anthony

    May 13, 2016 5:57pm

    So what is the mj going to be renamed to now that Marc is on adidas?

  2. George

    May 17, 2016 5:01am

    Can you guys post an agenda for emerica or vans next


    May 18, 2016 8:51am

    You guys have any news on if the Staple will remain in future line ups?

    • Ripped Laces Staff

      May 21, 2016 4:46pm

      We’ll keep you posted bud! But we did see more colorways for the near future so everything should be all good with that shoe 🙂

  4. ES

    May 25, 2016 5:04pm

    The Hawks look sick as always, I hope Tony likes them, cause he’ll be wearing them.

  5. MOE

    June 22, 2016 5:37am

    any news on when/ if the Brady shoe comes out?

  6. Dominic W

    October 12, 2016 8:13pm

    You guys should get a sneak peak on that Lakai Holiday 17 line


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