Lakai Limited is one of the most respected skateboarding shoe brands out there, as a result of its status as a brand created, operated and owned by skateboarders. In skate footwear terms this is as real as it gets. Lakai was founded in 1999 by Girl Skateboards head honchos Mike Carroll and Rick Howard, who wanted to make an original contribution to the skate footwear market. Lakai footwear is professionally endorsed by Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Vincent Alvarez, Stevie Perez, Riley Hawk, Tony Hawk, Yonnie Cruz, Simon Bannerot and Tyler Pacheco.