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Erik Ellington’s Li-Ning Signature Skate Sneaker Is Already Sold Out

Erik Ellington Li-Ning EEPRO1
Erik Ellington Li-Ning EEPRO1
Erik Ellington Li-Ning EEPRO1

Skate legend Erik Ellington has been pretty busy in the sneakersphere. After his long tenure at Supra as co-founder and team rider, he ventured into the high-end footwear game with new label Human Recreation Services. And now, he’s helping Li-Ning get familiar with griptape by releasing the brand’s first skate shoes. It just happens to be that their debut into this category is also a new signature model for Ellington, dubbed the EEPRO1.

Designed in line with the rest of the brand’s futuristic aesthetic, the EEPRO1 is certainly idiosyncratic of Li-Ning. Translucent panels and plenty of heat-welded sections are expected cues; bright colourways are also very necessary. With an overarching trend for skate shoes to be considerably slimmer than their chunky 2000s predecessors, this latest model cuts a much sleeker silhouette than some of his earlier signatures. The perceived performance boost is proven by Li-Ning’s inclusion of BOOM foam in the midsoles, which delivers the explosive on-foot protection and propulsion required by a high-impact activity like skateboarding. Plus, any doubts about the EEPRO1’s credentials are unfounded, as Ellington has been shredding his pairs for months!

The Erik Ellington x Li-Ning EEPRO1 dropped on a pop-up website and has already promptly sold out, but this likely won’t be the last we’ll see of them.

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