In 1993, Girl Skateboards was born when fellow skaters Mike Carroll and Rick Howard felt they had the right answers for a skateboard company. Their goal was to create products that the team would be proud to wear day in and day out as well as keep a positive environment conducive to success. This risk turned out to be a great reward. However six years later in 1999, the fledging duo took another step and filled a void in the skate footwear world with Lakai. The end result was a roster of shoes which embodied their "The Shoes We Skate" mantra.
A look at the 2007 Holiday Collection provides a glimpse of what Lakai has created for their latest collection. Within the releases, you will find some interesting concepts. The Strike Force Pack takes inspiration from within the World War fighter plane era. The Telford and Coda (an all new model) have been given a military inspired theme with the use of some interesting designs. Lakai also teamed up with the creative outlet The Quiet Life to produce a collaborative pair of Belmonts and MJ Selects which enabled The Quiet Life to display their creative direction. Other models previewed here included a collaboration with Blueprint Skateboards for skater Danny Brady with an all weather MJ-3 rounding out the styles. Check your local Lakai stockists as these should be available at shops soon.