The Lakai Flaco skate shoes feature a suede toe cap that extends back towards the side panels where extra rubber backing is applied for added wear resistance from ollies. The lightweight vulcanized sole ensures flexible board feel right out of the box. This is Stevie Perez's pro model, so you can trust your feet are in good hands.
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
CO-BOUND Ollie Area - The quarter panel is reinforced with a thin layer of durable rubber for increased protection against blowouts.
Lux-Lite Insole - Lux-Lite is a premium, breathable foam compound that's been molded for superior comfort and never packs out.
Upper held up well, only a couple small holes in the end and I do a lot of flip tricks.
Got pretty packed out in the end, like a typical vulc shoe. Never felt floppy or thin though, still adequate padding 'til the very end.
My one major complaint is that when the tread on these is gone, the sole is gone. You can't skate them with bare tread for a while before breaking through like most other shoes. And the sole definitely didn't last long, probably a little shorter than a pair of normal vulcanized Vans.
Would recommend buying though just cause they skate good while they last and Lakai is core. Sports brands suck