Lakai Limited Footwear equals skateboard shoes at the highest stage. The Californian footwear company was founded by professional skateboarders Mike Carroll and Rick Howard in 1999. They felt like they had to make a contribution to the skate foot wear world by running their own company rather than riding for someone else's. Lakai shoes are designed especially for skateboarding. Certain features like appropriate insoles or multiple sewed ollie zones are significant for the quality that comes with a pair of Lakai shoes. By now, Lakai has also a truly magnificent team, including Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Marc Johnson and Guy Mariano. Good to know: the name Lakai is the short form of Malakai, which is Mike Carroll's nickname.