Today, etnies announces the Global release of a Vegan high performance skate shoe: The Jameson HT. Gathering inspiration from Ryan Lay’s personal life choice, his performance needs in skateboarding footwear and a belief in etnies’ brand mantra – Built By Skateboarding, etnies set out to create a durable, high performance skate shoe for all vegan skaters.
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.
Etnies introduces their latest team model, The Helix, with this new clip explaining the technology behind this innovative design paired with the ripping of Sylvester Eduardo, Trevor McClung, and Barney Page. Learn more about The Helix here on their site.
Skate Daily will be doing a full review of the Etnies Helix soon; stay tuned to our site for more photos and video on this next level shoe from the Sole Tech camp.
Two French-skater owned brands have joined together to create a footwear and apparel collection celebrating mutual rider, Koichiro Uehara. The collaboration was influenced by Koichiro’s Japanese homeland by paying homage to old world Japanese culture and it’s traditional artwork.