Based in Lake Forest, California, Etnies designs and produces signature shoes
and clothing that showcases its brand of sponsored team members who dabble in
the fine art of everything from skateboarding, surfing, to BMX and Motor-cross
riding as well as snowboarding. Formed in 1986 and currently owned by the now-retired
professional skateboarder, Pierre Andre Senizergues, Etnies boast a brand that
supports the extreme sports and the personalities that embody the tenacity of
such undertakings. After the opening of the Etnies Skatepark in 2003, the 40,000
square feet stands as the largest skate park in the state and is used for competitions
like the "Goofy vs. Regular."
As a subsidiary to Sole Technology, Etnies' reach exceeds the borders of the
United States with support initiatives like the 'Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree' project
that is continuously working to plant trees throughout Costa Rica and Brazil.
First initiated in 2011, the 'Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree' reforestation project
was first aimed at the Maleku rainforest in Costa Rica but quickly expanded
to Brazil's Sao Paulo Atlantic Rainforest after a partnership with the "Trees
for The Future" organization was formed. Today, with the purchase of shoes
from dedicated lines like the Etnies Dory or Jameson 2 Eco shoe collections
— over 300,000 trees have been planted. Plus, with various charity endeavors
taking root and resulting in the donation of the 2012 campaign where over two
thousand pairs of shoes to those less fortunate - Etnies maintains a brand resolute
in its conscious ambition to both give the people what they want and what they
With Etnies team members like skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler, and BMX rider, Aaron
Ross, driving the dynamics and demands required of an extreme sports beaten
shoe - Etnies maintains a variety of stylish shoe, cloths and accessory lines
to meet the demands of taking on everything from a flight of stairs to bombing
down a mountainside. For those flights of stairs and slick rails, the Etnies
Marana Skate shoe sports a suede and leather detail reinforced with a molded
rubber toe cap, STI Evolution Foam and Non-Slip Grip outsole for good measure.
For the BMX bumpers out there, the Etnies Waysayer Plus shoe provides high-top
protection for your ankles as well as a STI DTTF Pro 1 footbed for added comfort
in absorbing obscene amounts force resulting from extended airtime.
With additional products available — from jackets to sweatshirts, t-shirts,
shorts, pants, backpacks and hats; Etnies gives you the one stop shop that embodies
the soul of the extreme sport enthusiasts out there. From the Call Out windbreaker
jacket to the Cash Out slim fit classic chino pants - Etnies has got you covered
for whatever scrape you might find yourself enjoying to the fullest. Plus, with
rotating collections like the Etnies Vegan, Famous Twitch and Evolution Foam
collections popping up on the radar - Etnies keeps it fresh so when you thrash
your sole from glorious undertakings, your feet can keep it classy and raring
to go for the next day's romp.