Size and fit

The Atlantic is exclusively available in men’s sizing. It has a low profile, which exudes some vintage soccer-cleat vibes. This construction lets the ankles retain their full mobility, helping the wearer adapt to sudden, random foot transitions, on or off the board. Plus, a lightly padded collar and tongue support the ankles.

Moreover, the Delux-Lite insole features a deep-contoured heel, which improves stability, and a traditional lace-up closure with seven eyelets lock the foot inside with an adjustable fit.  

Lakai Atlantic Style

The Atlantic has a cool, almost understated design. Despite—or because—of its simplicity, this pair oozes with polish and sophistication. In short, a lot of suave. It is a nice sneaker to dress in everyday staple clothing. Think trousers, jeans, pants, shorts, chinos, and tops such as print tees, sweaters, hoodies, etc. It is a good way to keep it one’s style simple and real.

Lastly, the Atlantic model comes in only three colorways. Though few, they're nonetheless appealing: tan white, black/yellow chocolate, and white suede.

Notable Features

What immediately strikes its wearers is the huge amount of its flex, the Atlantic being a cupsole sneaker. Here Lakai was able to get the best of the cupsole’s world and mesh it with the vulc. Besides that, it’s lightweight as well and delivers lots of board feel, just like a vulc but more durable.

Lakai Atlantic History

The Atlantic is the long-awaited third pro model for Vincent Alvarez. Whereas the first two are vulc designs, this one is a cupsole. Taking cues from soccer silhouettes, the Atlantic looks like a classic skate shoe, which is a hybrid of a vulc and a cupsole. It boasts of the vulc’s flexibility and lightness and the cupsole’s comfort, support, and durability.

Additional Info

  • This model is recommended to those vulc users who want to switch to cupsoles.
  • Elastic straps prevent the tongue in place, preventing slippage.
  • The front eyelets are sunken so the laces won’t rub against the board when doing flips.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Vincent Alvarez
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Cup Sole, EVA / Fabric
Colorways: White / Beige / Black / Brown / Blue
SKUs: 1200082BLKSD / 1200082BLUES / 1200082CHHSD / 3190082100 / 3190082250 / 3190082BKYES / 3190082TANSD / 3627391000 / 4190082BLKSD / 4190082WHBLS

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.