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Proto Skate Shoes

8 Reviews
Color: black/gum suede
Size: Size Chart
Color: black/gum suede
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Tony Hawk's first pro model shoe from Lakai, The Proto, is a modern take on skate shoes from the late 80's and early 90's era. Inspired by his influential style and impact on skateboarding, these shoes are designed to provide support and comfort for everyday use. The Proto features an advanced XLK™ hex-tread cupsole which provides superior support, flexible board feel, and grip. The panels of the upper were built for durability while the internal sock offers a snug-fit. Inside the shoe is a Deluxe-Lite sockliner with custom Tony Hawk Bones Brigade graphics.

  • Cupsole
Pro Model
  • Tony Hawk
Nylon Tongue Webbing
  • The nylon strap on the mesh tongue is a nod to the lace savers that vert skaters used to protect their laces while knee-sliding on vert ramps. Lacing through these will keep them in place.
Internal Sock
  • The internal sock delivers added comfort around the ankle and a secure fit.
Primary Upper Materials
  • Suede
  • Hidden Lace Loops For Lace Protection
  • Welded Thermoplastic Rubber Flare

Cupsole - Durable and shock-absorbing to provide the best impact protection against hard landings. Cupsoles generally last longer than a vulcanized sole but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.


Delux-Lite Sockliner - Uses premium foam that never packs out and is designed with a deep contour heel and arch for superior comfort.

XLK™ Hex-Tread - The XLK™ hex-tread allows for ultimate board feel, and 360 degrees of grip and flexibility. The entire outsole has been sculpted to reduce weight, stabilize the heel, improve overall movement, and absorb maximum impact.

Overall Rating
Reviewed by 8 customers

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Fit like a glove
by Cris in PNW (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 5/16/2020
Lakai Proto Skate Shoes - grey/black suede
I was skeptical about these because they look too skinny for my feet, but they fit great . Skated them right out of the box which is super rare for me and they were awesome. I will definitely buy these again.
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Amazing shoe
by J-Parr in CO (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 5/7/2020
Lakai Proto Skate Shoes - grey/black suede
Been a Vans guy all my life. Had to give give the Hawk Pros a shot. Glad I did! Comfort is killer/ sock liner and tongue work great. Love the lace protection. Haven’t broken laces yet! True to size, but do run a bit narrow at 1st. Lots of heal cushioning. Would highly recommend
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Awesome shoe!
by David Edmonds in Portland, OR (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/13/2020
Lakai Proto Skate Shoes - white/black suede
Great shoe if you want less board feel and more sole protection. Tight fit for normal feet. Avoid if you have wide feet.
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Good and thank u
by David Chavez Perez in San Bernardino, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 12/30/2019
Lakai Proto Skate Shoes - white/black suede
Good shoe are awesome
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Great Shoes
by Brian in Wesley Chapel, FL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 9/7/2019
Lakai The Proto Skate Shoes - white/red/black suede
Comfortable and durable. I like the inner sock and being able to hide the laces. Reinforced heel is really good for when the board hits the back of your shoe. Fits great and true to size. I would buy them again.
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Birdman's Best
by Jaime Chaos
Posted on 8/16/2019
Lakai The Proto Skate Shoes
I've skated many Tony Hawk model shoes since his first on Adio, and these are by far the best meshing of his heritage and functionality. Looks amazing on and off board from slim to baggy pants. Love this shoe!
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