Don't know who this Owens guy is, but his Owens 2 shoe by Vans rocks. I've been riding skate parks lately. Running shoes are OK....I guess, but Vans work a lot better. I haven't had a pair of Vans in a long time.These are different than the regular high tops in that they have padded ankles, nice heel cups in the shoe, triple stitched, plus they have that velcro strap to tighten it all up for some nice ankle support. These are a lot better than the regular hightops. I could give or take the orange camo sole.