Technical Information

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XLK Technology

about:

XLK is Lakai’s premiere cup sole category. The ideology behind our XLK construction is to provide the increased structural integrity of a cup sole while reducing overall sole weight by sculpting sidewalls and minimizing rubber in areas where it is not needed. All XLK soles have been developed using a careful balance of rubber compounds, vertical flex zones, unique herringbone tread patterns and weight shaving design durometers to provide maximum flexibility, minimal weight, increased flexibility and optimal board feel. You can identify all XLK styles by their branded shock absorbing molded EVA sock liners and unique XLK sole badges.

Quick Facts:

  • PREMIERE CUP SOLE CATEGORY
  • REDUCED RUBBER, SCULPTED SIDE WALLS = LESS WEIGHT, INCREASED STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
  • HERRINGBONE TREAD PATTERN WITH VERTICAL FLEX ZONES = LESS RUBBER, BETTER FLEXIBILITY
  • UNIQUE RUBBER COMPOUND = DURABILITY, OPTIMAL BOARD FEEL
  • SHOCK ABSORBING MOLDED EVA SOCK LINER
  • SIDEWALL SCULPTING

    Engineered sidewalls reduce excess rubber in unneeded areas while maintaining the increased overall structural support and stability of a cup sole.

  • XLK BRAND ID

    XLK styles are identified by their branded shock absorbing molded EVA sock liners and unique XLK sole badges.