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SHORT INTERVIEW AND HIS LAKAI SHOE COMMERCIAL
──RILEY HAWK (ENGLISH)

2015.07.21
vof_riley_hawkHaving the legendary Tony Hawk as his father and leaves a big footprint in the history of Skateboarding, Riley Hawk just released his first signature shoe from Lakai. Check out his short interview along with the newest commercial of his shoe.

[JAPANESE / ENGLISH]

Interview by VHSMAG Photos courtesy of Lakai Special thanks: B’s International
 

VHSMAG (V):When and how did you first got to know about Lakai? What was your impression of the brand?

RILEY HAWK (R):I had always known about them growing up being a huge skate fan but Fully Flared is what really brought them into the light for me, that was my generation’s major video for those dudes, as soon as I saw it all I wanted to do was wear Lakai.

V:Who did you look up to when you grew up skating?

R:My dad, Andrew Reynolds, and honestly just all my friends. They are the people that really got me stoked on skating, just watching everyone progress together.

V:What's your all-time best video part you got influenced by?

R: I really liked Mike Carroll’s part in Fully Flared. The Judas Priest to 3-6 Mafia… That was a really tight one.

V:How did you get hooked up with Lakai?

R:I think it was through Atiba Jefferson talking about me to all those dudes...

V:What's the best thing about Lakai as a brand?

R:Being on a team with a bunch of god damn legends!

V:What's the best thing about the team?

R:Everyone rips. Trips are always fun. What more can you ask for?

V:How is it like having such great skaters like Howard & Carroll as your boss?

R:It's insane, they are the coolest dudes ever. I owe so much to them.

V:How did your signature shoe come about?

R:Scott Johnston hit me up and then me and him started throwing ideas back and forth and then I cruised into the office and we handled it in one afternoon. It was awesome.


Newest commercial featuring Riley’s first signature shoe from Lakai.

V:Anything you worked hard on, kept in your mind functionally when making your shoe?

R:Just making something that I could actually skate in, ya know? I wanted something that looked rad but skated well at the same time.

V:How did you feel when you first picked up your shoe?

R:It was insane and such a surreal feeling. I don't even think it has still really settled in to this day. Haha.

V:What did your father say about your shoe?

R:He was so stoked for me. He knows how that kinda thing goes and a pro shoe is a big accomplishment in a skateboarding career. I’m happy he got to see that happen.

V:What's the best & worst thing about having Tony Hawk as your father?

R:Best thing is he is the best dad I coulda asked for. He understands everything and always helps me out with anything skateboarding or in life. Nothing bad about it.

V:What's your ideal skate shoe? Design, function, etc. All-time favorite?

R:Slimmer style shoe, basic colors and comfy to wear.

V:What's the most memorable project you've done with Lakai?

R:Probably the Voltage Tour. It was my first big trip with them and I was such a little kid in Europe just all scared being around all these legends and everyone was so cool. I remember Marc Johnson casually saved my life on that trip. I almost walked right into the street when a bus was coming, not remembering people drive on the other side of the road there and he just stuck his arm out and caught me.

V:Any project you want to work on with Lakai?

R:The Lakai video! It's already in the works.

V:Anything in the works? What can we expect from you in the near future?

R:Lakai Video!

 

LAKAI - RILEY HAWK

Price ¥11,664
Contact B’s International 03-5768-2288 / www.lakai.jp

 

riley-hawkRILEY HAWK www.lakai.jp

Born on December 6, 1992. Having Tony Hawk, a legendary vert skater as father, Riley is known as a pro street skater on Baker. He just released his first ever signature shoe from Lakai and continues to pursue his skate career.

riley-hawkRILEY HAWK www.lakai.jp

Born on December 6, 1992. Having Tony Hawk, a legendary vert skater as father, Riley is known as a pro street skater on Baker. He just released his first ever signature shoe from Lakai and continues to pursue his skate career.
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