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Overview of this review
Size and fit
The Lakai Evo is available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 5 to 13. Its size chart does not have half sizes.
A lace-up closure fastens the Evo’s singular knit upper construction. It provides the feet with a locked-in, custom fitting. Besides that, its low-top profile lets the ankles exercise a full range of motion to adapt to spontaneous foot transitions.
Lakai Evo Style
While delivering impressive function, the Evo doesn't neglect style, even for a bit. It has the looks of a runner or a trainer, but has that edgy Lakai skate shoe DNA. Made for relaxing after an intense day of skating the streets and parks, the Evo matches any laid-back casual or sporty clothing, such as joggers, sweatpants, shorts, jeans, and the sort.
So sit down, lounge, or walk with these Lakai Evos. These shoes come in wide-ranging colorways—from dark, subtler colors to the bright, flashy ones. Such as Black, Black/Reflective, Pine/Black, Grey/Black, Blue/Purple, Pale Blue Knit, Lime/Navy, Light Grey, and Grey/White.
Its Flareknit upper gives it a stylish athletic appearance, making it a stand-out Lakai model. It’s lightweight and breathable as befits the season the Evo was released, which is spring. Though ideally an after-skate sneaker, the Evo can also be worn for work that requires one to be on his feet all day or all night. It’s built to support the feet and make them relax.
Lakai Evo History
In the late 1990s, a duo of pro skateboarders, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard, decided to impact or change the skate footwear industry by starting their own brand. In 1999, they co-founded Lakai Footwear Limited in California, along with a team of other professional skateboarders. The skate shoe company is under Crailtap Distribution, along with other companies such as Royal Trucks, Fourstar Clothing, Chocolate Skateboards, and Girl Skateboards.
Rich in skateboarding heritage, Lakai had soon put themselves into the map by producing stylish, cost-friendly skate shoes equipped with innovative technologies. The brand does not also shy from branching out as it began a new shoe category, After Skate chillers. The Lakai Evo, a running-inspired sneaker, is the first in line.
- Lakai branding is detailed in the footbed, the tongue, sidewall, and outsole tread.
- Other colorways feature reflective detailing that makes the shoe pop at night.