Long overdue, but here it is, the Lakai Vincent review. Definitely this is an underrated skate shoe, and I hope this review will change that. Thanks again to my relatives for this pair.
Lakai skate shoe designs are considered to be "classics". It started off strong with Rick Howard’s skate shoe the "Staple“, followed by Scott Johnson´s signature models and more recent designs. But then again, these models were trumped by the Lakai Manchester, which has been inspired countlessly by other companies.
Things have changed through the years, and one of the latest model in Lakai´s skate shoe line is the Lakai Vincent. It's Alvarez’s first ever signature model that has been purposefully influenced by the Manchester.
The Lakai Vincent fits true to size.
To improve the durability of the shoe, the brand seems to have reduced the seams and overlapping materials. I like the choice of materials used on these shoes, even the vulnerable part along the upper eyelets of the shoe has proven to be very durable. Its outsole is a bit thicker than with most vulc soles, again improving durability. I also like the pattern of the sole as its deep and it does not show any blank spots.
Shoes that have vulc soles are said to have weaker cushioning than cupsole models. The Lakai Vincent, however, redefines this preconception. It offers great cushioning and amazing boardfeel - thanks to the thin construction in the frontal area of the skate shoe.
The Lakai Vincent features a slim silhouette, just like the Manchester and Janoskis. While on foot, the Lakai Vincent feels close-fitting and
Boardfeel and Grip
The Lakai Vincent provides better boardfeel than most other vulc soles. While the heel area is a bit
thicker, which doesn't affect the boardfeel too much, the forefoot is kept thin. Its insole
does not interfere either and does not add that much more material between board and
foot. All in all, the Lakai vincent is a well-balanced skate shoe that has a good compromise
between boardfeel and protection.
Comfort and stability
The Lakai Vincent provides impeccable foothold. Skateboarders who like the panels and simple toebox of the Vans Classic or the Chukkas but want more support and comfort should take a closer look at the
this Lakai Vincent.
The Lakai Vincent is a stable vulc shoe with solid durability, support and good boardfeel,
as well as medium lasting grip. Only downside I see here is the lack of ventilation.
$35-$65 (Buy Now)