One year after joining forces with DC Shoes, pro skater Mike Mo Capaldi is finally getting his very first signature sneaker, the Mike Mo S.
Inspired by the super-light Unilite technology DC uses in its Unilite Trainer, the Mike Mo S is one of the lightest skate shoes around—something Capaldi certainly wanted to be incorporated into his skate shoe.
"When I went to meet up with the designers to tell them what I wanted, they were showing me the technology that DC can do and they showed me the shoes that they [currently] had, Capaldi said in a recent interview with ESPN. "They had a running shoe with Unilite, which is a super-light material. If you pick up my shoe, you'll see it's one of the lightest skate shoes ever, and it's because I suggested they use that same technology from the running shoe, but in a skate shoe."
Further drawing inspiration from running sneakers, the Mike Mo S features a mesh tongue for better ventilation and flexibility. Ample TCP reinforcement and a panel-free upper round out the latest pro model from DC.
The Mike Mo S is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Check back for the latest skate coverage.