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Lakai Owen VLK Slip-On Shoes

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This remastered Owen is a skate-tested slip that's all about easy wear. No laces means fewer seams to rip, and a longer upper for better flick. An internal elastic band comfortably hugs your feet for a snug fit. A Lux-Lite insole provides more support than traditional foam without being too thick. The upper is slightly thinner than most traditional shoes, so you may feel a little less protected than usual. VLK construction fuses the foxing tape to the sole for better durability, while ensuring the board feel of a normal vulc. Lakai's signature rubber outsole and tread pattern deliver excellent grip and control right out of the box.
  • Vulcanized
Primary Upper Materials
  • Suede
  • Slip on Neoprene Collar
  • Lux-Lite Insole
  • VLK Performance Vulc

Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.


Slip on Neoprene Collar - Easy on, snug fit without even tying the laces.

Lux-Lite Insole - Premium, breathable foam compound

Molded for superior comfort

Never packs out

VLK Performance Vulc - Crated Midsole: Adds structure and durability while protecting against heel bruise. The crated design increases support without sacrificing flexibility.

Radial Edge: The rounded edge provides the performance of a cupsole while maintaining the feel of a vulcanized shoe. This improves heel stability and board feel while offering a minimal break in period.

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great skate shoes
by luka in San Francisco, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 7/5/2017
Lakai Owen VLK Slip-On Shoes - black suede
They stay on your feet really good considering they don't have laces, only complaint is sole got worn our fairly quick
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Final review
by Son_of_Hesh
Posted on 3/8/2017
Lakai Owen VLK Skate Shoes
I've decided to write another review on these after skating them all the way through. In my previous review, I explained that lakai perfected the Owen with this one, in every way except for the longer rubber on the toe. By this I mean the extra layer of foxing tape around the tip of your toe. Although it made it slightly longer when you first get these, it actually DID NOT affect the sizing. So stick with your normal Lakai size when you cop these!!! By the end of the shoe it felt perfect, as that extra layer of foxing tape wore down to normal. Buy these if you love slip one. Shouts out to Tactics
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Step forward, step back
by Son_of_Hesh
Posted on 2/15/2017
Lakai Owen VLK Skate Shoes
So I bought the Owen FTC collab and have been skating it for a few weeks now. It was the VLK, they just didn't call it that yet. It would have been perfect. But no, instead of just fixing the sole and leaving the rest that was perfect, they had to "lengthen the upper for improved flick". Now I have to fucking order a half size down than before. I've been only skating Owens in 10.5 forever. Thanks Lakai for fixing the thing sole on the Owen, but NOT ALL OF US WANT MORE FLICK. I pretty much skate transition only. So yeah these actually last now compared to the original Owen, but Lakai made them longer which is completely wack.
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should be promising
by Liam
Posted on 1/18/2017
Lakai Owen VLK Skate Shoes
I basically second this other guy, the old owens were awesome,
I especially liked the snugger fitting gores than vans slips, janoski slips, or really any other slip ons. But the old midsole material was weak and would fall apart in no time. So if these new ones are more durable without losing any board feel, they should be excellent. Now all we need is more colors...hint hint lakai
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I've been so hyped for these to come out since i first heard
by Son_of_Hesh
Posted on 12/24/2016
Lakai Owen VLK Skate Shoes
The original Owen is the perfect fitting and feeling shoe to me, and for the longest time it was all i skated. BUT my big toe area on the bottom would rub a hole through the sole in about 3 weeks. So i've been trying other shoes since, trying to find soles that last longer. If this VLK has a thicker sole, then this may be the most perfect shoe of all time.
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