After becoming disillusioned with the skateboard footwear available to them in the nineties, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard decided to branch out and start their own company to design footwear they like and support the skaters they love. The result was Lakai, and shoes such as the Manchester, Staple and Pico (and of course 2007's video epic Fully Flared) have made them a mainstay of the skateboard footwear scene for the last decade.