Etnies retains footwear design simple while maintaining premium performance. The Jameson uses a new last that has a lower toe box, keeping the vamp closer to your foot, which in turn keeps you closer to the board for a better flick and board feel.
One of the few big skate brands to have its roots in Europe, etnies have been making skateboard specific shoes and apparel since 1989. With a huge heart for the environment, they set up the "Buy a shoe, plant a tree initiative" in 2011 and have successfully planted over 1 million trees. Now that's what we call dedication to the cause.