Etnies and originally a French brand of skateboard shoes founded by brothers Guy & Yvon Rautureau in the heart of Maine & Loire in Cholet. Originally the brand was called Etnics, but the name quickly changed because of a similarity to an already registered trademark. Etnies footwear despite a delicate start on the side of the North American continent, took off thanks to the talented skater Pierre-André Senizergues during the year 1989.
Etnies designed the first real pro-model skate shoe for Natas Kaupas! It was not until the mid-90s to see the brand take off and become successful and become independent from its two original founders.
The Etnies company is a brand of the Sole Technology group whose other brands such as Es footwear, Emerica footwear or even Thirty Tow snowboard make up the group still controlled by Pierre-André Senizergues.
Etnies is above all a large audience of amateur skateboarders, but also multi-sports practitioners, such as FMX enthusiasts with products in collaboration with the Metal Mulisha crew, but also for all BMX practitioners!
More modern skate shoes with running inspirations like the Etnies Scout are now iconic models of the French brand. Quality pro model skate shoes like the Etnies Marana or Etnies Kingpin are among the best etnies men's shoes and etnies sneakers.
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