Based in Los Angeles, California, Lakai is a pure skateboarding footwear brand with it's roots deep within the sport. Lakai was founded in 1999 by professional skateboarders Mike Carroll and Rick Howard who also founded Girls Skateboards and Chocolate skateboarding brand. Lakai is built on the dedication and pride they have always invested into their skateboarding and the Girl and Chocolate brands.
Lakai is focused on creating skate shoes that is developed together with and for professional skateboarders, so you can rest assured it is good enough for you. Lakai has maintained a unique level of integrity and respect within the skateboarding community since its inception.
Each product in the Lakai Skateshoe lineup was inspired, tested and approved by some of the best riders in the world. With a team to prove it, Lakai footwear is professionally endorsed by Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Vincent Alvarez, Stevie Perez, Riley Hawk, Danny Brady, Jesus Fernandez, Yonnie Cruz and amateur talent Simon Banerot, Tyler Pacheco, James Capps, Nico Hiraga, Griffin Gass, and Jimmy Wilkins.
Lakai shoes was a favourite among the Board Basement staff long before we started selling the product. Simply stated, Lakai Limited Footwear are “The Shoes We Skate”.