This casual, low cut design with a secure ankle fit is a nod to old school athletic stylings featuring toe caps. The new and improved slim fitting upper is made with suede material and has been manufactured to meed medium impact skateboarding demand. Also, in true Lakai fashion, the attention to detail is superb. It is clear Lakai shoes are made by skaters and the Parker is no exception. With a more-than-cushy footbed and perfect ankle hold, the Parker is a great new addition to the Lakai lineup.