The Proto is designed to provide comfort and support for everyday skateboarding, and features durable upper panels, an internal sock, nylon tongue straps, an all new XLK outsole, hex-tread, and Delux-Lite footbeds.
Tony Hawk’s debut signature shoe from Lakai. Inspired by Tony’s creative impact on our industry during the late 80’s and 90’s. The Proto is a modern take on skate shoes of that era. Designed and developed to provide support and comfort for everyday skateboarding. The upper’s unique panels were built for durability while its internal sock offers a snug-fit. The nylon webbing strap on the tongue is a nod to the lace savers that vert skaters used to protect their laces while knee-sliding. The Proto features an all new advanced XLK™ cupsole. An evolution of our team favored hex-tread which provides ultimate board feel, added grip, 360 degrees of flex and absorbs maximum impact. The sidewall shape is designed to help support and provide comfort. The entire outsole has been sculpted to reduce weight, stabilize the heel, improve overall movement and absorb maximum impact.