Size and fit
Lakai Newport is available in men’s sizing, which ranges from 5 to 14, all in medium width. Its suede-leather upper is fastened up with a traditional lace-up closure, which locks the feet in securely and as loose or tight as the wearer prefers. Moreover, its vintage low-cut design gives the ankles unhindered mobility to keep up with spontaneous foot movements.
Lakai Newport Style
Talking about effortless casual style, the Newport comes into mind. On feet, it exudes a straightforward, minimalist silhouette, which makes it a perfect match to everyday staple clothing. It makes a pair of jeans, trousers, shorts, chinos, tees, hoodies, sweaters, etc., go a long way. With the Newport, the simple it is, the better it is. So best to keep it relaxed and easy with this sneaker.
The Newport is offered in a set of classy colorways—to name a few, Burgundy, Black/White, White/Pine, White/Navy, Charcoal, and Light Grey.
Its clean, low-cut profile is, ironically, what makes it a head-turner. It piques the interest of the onlookers because they know they’re more to it than its looks. And there is. Lots of it. Its Para-Mount hex-treaded outsole has a dual density tech, which lets it absorb shock better than a usual vulc shoe. Pair it up with the Delux-Lite footbed, and what we have is a vulc shoe challenging a cupsole’s level of cushioning.
Lakai Newport History
Founded in 1999, the Lakai has kept its promise of creating an impact on the skateboarding world. The California-based brand has proven this release after release. Because of that, many skaters flocked around the brand, feeling its genuine passion for the art, sport, and lifestyle of skateboarding. Up until today, Lakai shows no signs of slowing down and keeps the fire burning.
The Newport is the blend of Lakai’s first vulc shoe style, the Howard Select, which was released in 2006, and the Bristol’s performance features. This Newport model exhibits simple, old-school styling but packs sophisticated technologies to make it an essential skate shoe.
- The Newport features bold-looking Lakai branding in the tongue and heel area.