Lakai - Howard Desert Boot - Phantom Suede
Rick Howard's newest pro shoe from Lakai is a seasonally conscious progression of his earlier Howard XLK, inspired by sister company Fourstar clothing and branded to suit. Designed for versatility, the shoe not only sits well in the pub it fits a rugged scenario as well and skates as good or better than the original.
Make sure to also check out the full Rick Howard signature Lakai collection in the newest Fourstar range.
* XLK is Lakai’s premiere cup sole category. The ideology behind the XLK construction is to provide the increased structural integrity of a cup sole while reducing overall sole weight by sculpting sidewalls and minimizing rubber in areas where it is not needed. All XLK soles have been developed using a careful balance of rubber compounds, vertical flex zones.
* Engineered sidewalls reduce excess rubber in unneeded areas while maintaining the increased overall structural support and stability of a cup sole.
* XLK styles are identified by their branded shock absorbing molded EVA sock liners and unique XLK sole badges.
In 1993, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard thought they might have a better formula for a skateboard company--- one that made products the team would be proud of and kept an atmosphere that was supportive and motivating. While it was a risk, they felt like they owed it to skateboarding and skateboarders to take that risk.
In 1999, facing a similar situation in respect to footwear, 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. Simply stated, they are “The Shoes We Skate”.
The Shoes We Skate
Lakai is represented worldwide by Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Marc Johnson, Guy Mariano, Brandon Biebel, Vincent Alvarez, Raven Tershy, Daniel Espinoza, Riley Hawk, Stevie Perez, Sebo Walker, Rob Welsh, Danny Brady, Nick Jensen, JB Gillet and Jesus Fernandez.