Tricks to Kicks

Scott Johnston: from pro skater to shoe designer

Updated: October 28, 2009, 6:36 PM ET
By Noah Johnson

Scott Johnston is an ill skater. Sure, he's no longer pro, having gracefully transitioned out of that career and into skate shoe design at Lakai Limited Footwear. But even if steady skating isn't his 9-5 anymore, that doesn't mean Johnston can't still throw down one of the better back Smiths you'll ever witness. Raised in the Washington DC skate tradition of stylish and tech street skating, aesthetic has always been just as important as skill for Johnston. Having been pro for Mad Circle, and later ...

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