The good folks over at etnies recently hit us up to review their new Helix model for Spring 2017, and we were glad to put them to the test since we’d been hearing a lot of hype around the new, tech model from one of skateboarding’s first and longest standing footwear brands. Always innovating and pushing forward the progression of the skate shoe game, we knew the Sole Tech camp had another winner in store for us.
Our friend and longtime etnies fan Cory Mansour was our guinea pig for this review, and after years of skating the Marana and Jameson XT, he was more than happy to roll around to get a good feel for the Helix and break down the basics for us in front of the lens. Watch the video above to see what Cory had to say about the etnies Helix and peep the photos below to learn a bit more about the technical features of this shoe.
The Helix by etnies, ready to rip.
It’s a match! The Helix offers technical features and design elements for those who aren’t scared to venture away from world of basic vulc shoes that most of us are comfortable with.
If you’ve been looking for a comfy cupsole shoe to skate, this one is certainly a contender. The Helix features a 400 NBS rubber outsole molded into the STI Evolution Foam midsole which provides superior grip and impact protection.
The Helix comes complete with the Flow-Molded PU Helix web vamp which ensures a breathable, flexible toe box, also serving as an additional layer to rip through once you kickflip that suede to smitherines.
The best part of skating bright red shoes is seeing the scuff marks on your grip tape. Try out a pair of the Helix for yourself and paint your Jessup with some red suede today.
Photos and video by Mike Chinner