Nice look and super durable
od Sam, Blue Tomato Den Haag, Blue Tomato, 7. 1. 2022
As these shoes are made from suede they are pretty strong against the grip tape and with an extra rubber toe cap, it takes even longer to burn through.
I bought the shoes in July and I'm still (28 December) using them as the grip didn't go through yet. I only skate with these shoes and try to skate at least twice a week.
Where Nike or Adidas is too narrow for my foot, these Etnies work perfectly! I bought EU size 43 (I wear Vans Old Skool in size 42.5).
The shoe is durable, has a nice fit, and is also pretty warm in winter. What I like about the brand Etnies is that for every sold pair they plant a tree in collaboration with 'Trees for the Future.
I did have to get used to the amount of padding that is in the shoe as I am used to wearing Vans Old Skool. This happened fast and found that the padding gives me more stability in the shoe.
The durable Michelin rubber sole has a lot of grip on the board and the inside cushioning feels super comfortable when landing tricks.
All in all, nothing to complain about!
I really like the shoes and will buy myself another pair once my current ones are done.
For the wide-footed skaters that are looking for a durable shoe, this could be your winning pair.
if you're not used to thickly padded shoes, try playing with the laces when fitting. this could already make the shoe a lot more comfortable!