Lakai at Tillys.com! Lakai Background:In 1993, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard thought they had a great formula for a skateboard company--- not just one that made products the team would be proud of, but to also maintain a supportive and motivating atmosphere. Carroll and Howard felt like they owed it to skateboarding and skateboarders. In 1999, Mike and Rick introduced Lakai Limited Footwear with the same dedication and pride they have always invested into their skateboarding and the Girl/Chocolate brands. The above information is from the Lakai website.