Etnies is a down company. Just the name brings back a lot of great memories of my childhood, when all we used to do is skate. All these years later, the company is still going strong, and just poking around their site, I’m impressed with some of the stuff they’re involved with, such as Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree (full disclosure: I like to hug trees). But they’ve also given vegans some love, and unlike a lot of shoe companies, they actually promote their animal loving creds! Surprise, how easy is it to make a “vegan” page with all your animal free products, and have a little icon next to each shoe, just to inform those who care? It sure makes our lives easier.
This particular shoe is the Sean Malto LS model. It’s a pretty plan low shoe with a slim silhouette and vulcanized sole. And as a skate shoe, it probably has better cushioning than your average sneaker.