The first (we assume) shoe by Adidas for Lucas Puig is an interesting animal. Light as a feather and very form fitting, it is both economical in design and profile. The high and slightly bulky outsole on the toe area made it feel like extra work to ollie or kickflip, at first. After a few sessions that strangeness was overcome but still lingered like a stubbed toe. The biggest appeals of this shoe are it's extreme lightweight and the durability of the outsole along with the low profile toe cap. The two factors work in perfect unison so even when the material wears through the stitching there is little effect in the performance.
After a couple 35 year old man sessions, only a few signs of wear but the stitching wore through.
A couple more sessions in. Mostly dirt on the side, still solid.
A week later. After a couple weeks worth of skating it hardly looked like I skated in them at all. Durable and thin, this is not you're old man's cup sole shoe. The white outsole is made of some durable ass shit that grips but shows little sign of wear. The shoe's gum sole has similar grip matching that of just about any vulcanized model. On the down side, the herringbone pattern of the sole seems to pick up every single pebble and small rock that crosses your path, leaving annoying chicken scratch/cuneiform marks on your griptape. Quality materials and an interesting design show that there are still new ways to make skate shoes and adds depth to the tag-line, Adidas Originals.
Over all on the old geezer scale of, 'they ain't old schools, but...' the Adidas Lucas gets an 8.5.