In 1999, professional skateboarders and best friends Mike Carroll and Rick Howard together founded Lakai Limited Footwear. The name Lakai stems from the word Malakai, which happens to be Mike Carroll’s nickname. With one of the strongest and most diverse teams behind the brand that also includes Eric Koston, Guy Mariano and mutual Utility rider Marc Johnson, Lakai is able to produce originality and skateboard functionality in every shoe and piece of clothing they make. As simply stated from the Lakai family, the shoes they make are “The Shoes We Skate.”
Ever since Guy Mariano's masterpiece part in Fully Flared that went flawlessly with the legendary Band of Horses, the two have grown to be a single icon. Noticing this undeniably positive fusion, Lakai and Band of Horses saw the opportunity to pair up and create a very exclusive shoe to commemorate their upcoming album "Infinite Arms". The shoes and shoebox are adorned with limited Band of Horses artwork tailored specifically for this special release. The Lakai Guy Hi Band of Horses LTD Shoe can only be found at Utility Board Supply and there's only a hundred that will ever be made, making this shoe a must have for any fan! Features of the Lakai Guy Hi Band of Horses LTD Shoe include: Durable suede upper, Form fitting upper for increased board feel, Padded tongue and collar offers optimal ankle support and comfort, Full length shock absorbing insole, Flexible vulcanized construction for enhanced board feel, Gum rubber outsole with herringbone pattern.