Lakai Footwear is based in Torrance, California and was founded in 1999 by professional skateboarders Mike Carroll and Rick Howard. Lakai is part of the Crailtap family along with companies Girl, Chocolate, Fourtstar and Royal Trucks. Lakai has a super impressive line up of professional skateboarders on their team including Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Stevie Perez, Raven Tershy, Vincent Alvarez and Riley Hawk. Lakai has released many skateboarding videos, their most notable being 2007's "Fully Flared". Lakai create quality skate shoes and as of September 2014, the company began promoting three specific technological features of its skate shoes under the overall title of "XLK". Lakai skate shoes are priced great and can stand the tests of skateboarding, we highly recommend them!