Lakai is a Los Angeles, California based footwear manufacturer that enjoys a rich history in the skateboarding lifestyle. Founded by professional skateboarders Mike Carroll and Rick Howard in 1999, Lakai is built on the dedication and pride they have always invested into their skateboarding and the Girl and Chocolate brands. With a focus on creating an atmosphere that is supportive and motivating while developing a product line that team riders can be proud of, Lakai has maintained a unique level of integrity and respect within the skateboarding community since its inception.
Lakai Footwear is professionally endorsed by Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Vincent Alvarez, Stevie Perez, Riley Hawk, Simon Bannerot, Tyler Pacheco, Griffin Gass, Cody Chapman, James Capps, Jimmy Wilkins and amateur talent Nico Hiraga, Greg Dehart, and Kyonosuke Yamashita.
Lakai’s first video, Beware of the Flare, was released in June 2002. The highly anticipated follow up, Fully Flared, was released to critical acclaim on November 16, 2007. Lakai’s most recent video, The Flare, was released in June of 2017 and is available for purchase on iTunes and Vimeo now.
Simply stated, Lakai Limited Footwear are “The Shoes We Skate”.