Lakai Footwear is one of the leading and most core skate shoe companys out there. Founded by proffesional skateboarders Mike Carroll and Rick Howard, Lakai has come a long long way since it was founded back in 1999 and is now part of the Girl distribution company.
It was formed after Carroll and Howard looked at their situation and realised they could give something back to the skatebaord community in a far greater way if they created their own company rather than just ride for another one. At the time they were both riding for DC which they left to found Lakai.
Lakai produces top quality and attractive skate shoes and skate clothing such as T-shirts, Hoodies and accessories like socks. They've got a rock solid team of skaters on their books and their 2007 skateboard video release entitled Fully Flared is by far one of the greatest skate movies ever made!