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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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Among the skateboarding shoes from Lakai, the low-top Owen is available in men’s sizing ranges from 5 to 13 US. Half sizes are also available. With the slip on silhouette, it has elastic gore on the sides ensuring a snug fit without the need of tying laces. 

The Lakai Owen has a canvas lining on the collar that offers support and comfort. The ultra-fitted suede upper with perforations detailing keeps the foot fresh and dry. It has footbed with breathable foam compound, delivering superior comfort.

A skate-tested slip-on sneaker, the Lakai Owen VLK has a straightforward design that can sophisticatedly rock your style. It has a classic silhouette that receives modern vulcanization. The stitched toe with perforations detailing add style to its overall look. 

This laceless shoe is an excellent match to different casual outfits, even business attire. It is available in various colorways including Black, Stone, Light Blue, and Mandarin.

Say goodbye to complicated lacing and unlacing of shoes with the low-top Lakai Owen VLK. This slip on is equipped with the crated midsole with the Lux-Lite insole, providing increased support with uncompromised flexibility and extreme comfort and cushioning.

With the radial edge, it offers excellent board feel coming from the vulcanized shoe while getting the performance from a cupsole one. Also, this shoe provides improved heel stability.

Initially released in the Fall of 2014, the Lakai Owen has been remastered multiple times as it continues to deliver improved skateboarding experience. It was initially set out to be the most skate-friendly slip-on sneaker but later transcends to strictly a skateboarding shoe.

It has an all-suede upper that can combat the rigor of everyday use as well as create fresh foot climate. With the crafted midsole combined with the Lux-Lite insole, this shoe offers flexibility, cushioning, and comfort. The rubber outsole Also, it has a vulcanized construction that delivers excellent board feel. 

  • Lakai Owen has a removable insole. 
  • It has nylon webbed hits on the heel and tongue. 
  • The VLK performance gives superior board feel and flexibility. 
  • The pull tab is seen on the tongue.

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