company_name = Lakai
company_type = Private
Mike Carroll, Founder Rick Howard, Founder
Skate shoes, Fashion accessory
homepage = [http://www.lakai.com www.lakai.com]
Lakai is a footwear company based in
Torrance, Californiathat creates shoes designed for skateboarding. Lakai was founded by professional skateboarders and Girl Skateboardsco-founders Mike Carrolland Rick Howardin 1999. 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 ] ]
Their first full-length video
Fully Flaredpremiered on November 16, 2007. It was released on December 7, 2007.
Lakai is part of the
Crailtapfamily, which also includes Chocolate Skateboards, Girl Skateboards, Royal Trucks, Four Star Clothing, Ruby Republic, and Skate Mental.
Mike Mo Capaldi
* Lucas Puig
* JB Gillet
* Danny Brady
* Nick Jenson
Ex Team Riders
*Australia Tour 2001
*Beware of the Flare (2002)
* [http://www.lakai.com/ Lakai Footwear]
* [http://www.crailtap.com Crailtap.com]
* [http://www.skatevideosite.com/companies/81 Lakai Footwear videos]
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