Size and fit

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.

Lakai Owen Style

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.

Notable Features

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.

Lakai Owen History

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. 

Additional Info

  • 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.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Suede
Features: No lace
Colorways: Black / Grey / Blue / Yellow / Brown / White
SKUs: 1150232001 / 1170232000 / 1170232028 / 1180232100 / 3180232001 / 3180232700 / 3180232800 / 4180232LBSDE / 4180232NVSDE

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