Nice look and super durable
de Sam, Blue Tomato Den Haag, Blue Tomato, 7 janv. 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!