4. FTC x Lakai Griffin “The Stick”
Mike Carroll’s connection to FTC, San Francisco’s most iconic skate shop, is no secret. Last year, Lakai, the shoe brand he helped establish, linked up with the store to pay tribute to another symbol of SF, the soon-to-be-demolished Candlestick Park, in the form of boards, gear and Griffins in colorways inspired by the 49ers’ home and away uniforms. If you’re a student of Northern California skate history, these shoes deserve a spot in your rotation.