- Lakai Footwear
Lakai Limited Footwear
Torrance, Californiain 1993
location = flagicon|USA Torrance
homepage = [http://www.lakai.com/ www.lakai.com]
Lakai Footwear Limited is a footwear company based in
Sacramento,Californiathat creates shoes designed for and inspired by skateboarding. Lakai was founded by professional skateboarders and Girl Skateboardsco-founders Mike Carrolland Rick Howardin 1999. They felt they could make a contribution to the skate-footwear world by running their own company rather than riding for someone else's. The company was formed after both riders left DC Shoes.
The name Lakai is short for Malakai which is Mike Carroll's nickname. On May 1,
2006, Eric Kostonofficially signed with Lakai after leaving éS Footwearat the end of 2005after choosing not to renew his contract when éS owners Pierre Andréand Don Brown declined to give Koston part ownership in the company. [ [http://www.twsbiz.com/twbiz/features/article/0,21214,1190200,00.html Eric Koston Exclusive Interview - Transworld Business Magazine ] ]
Lakai's first video, '
Beware of the Flare', was released in June 2002 [ [http://www.crailtap.com/features/bewareoftheflare/ Beware Of The Flare! ] ] . Their next video ' Fully Flared' premiered on November 16, 2007. It was released on DVD on December 7, 2007. It went on to receive the Years Best Video Award from The Skateboard Mag and the best video award at the 10th Transworld Skateboarding Awards.
Lakai Limited Footwear is part of the Girl Distribution family, along with the afforementioned Girl Skateboards, Chocolate Skateboards, Royal Trucks, Fourstar Clothing Co, Ruby Clothing, Crailtap (Girl Distributions online hub for all of their brands) and newer board company Skate Mental. .
*Australia Tour 2001 (2002)VHS. ? Minutes
*Beware of the Flare (2002)VHS. 30 Minutes and 28 seconds
Feat. Brandon Biebel, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Marc Johnson, Scott Johnston, Anthony Pappalardo, Lucas Puig, J.J. Rousseau, Rob Welsh.
Fully Flared(2007)DVD. one hour and 29 minutes
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