Lakai shoes You can buy them in the shop or online at Revert 95. Lakai was founded in 1999 by Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. Earlier, in 1993, Rick and Mike had started Girl Skateboards, the first skateboard brand with skateboarders as its focal point. Their goal was to bring together a team of skaters who motivated and supported each other, and to make products that the team would be proud of. Although it was a risk, they felt they owed it to skateboarders and skateboarding to take that risk. Girl became a huge success and grew into one of the most influential skateboard brands in the world. When Mike and Rick left their shoe sponsor in 1999 DCWith the same ideals, they started Lakai Limited Footwear. Mike and Rick worked on Lakai with the same dedication as they did on their skate careers and their other brands, Girl and Chocolate. Because Rick and Mike, as pro skaters, know exactly what a good skate shoe should look like, Lakai shoes are very popular among skateboarders. For many skaters worldwide, including Lakai team riders like Marc Johnson and Brandon Biebel, Lakai shoes are simply "The Shoes We Skate".