Etnies shoes are available in various variants. Etnies Maranas are very robust and durable, while etnies RCT are lighter and have a speciel toe-design, which increases board flick control. The characteristics for all etnies shoes are durability and comfort.
Etnies was established in 1986 and is based in Lake forest, California. Pierre André Sénizergues, the current owner, used to have a professional skateboarding career. Etnies has made several green initiatives, like “Buy a shoe, plant a tree” and they are known for establishing “etnies skatepark”, the biggest public skatepark in California.