The Durability is Top Notch!
Every pair of Etnies I've rolled in, are the best shoes I've every worn.
Got these gray/gum ones and the gray is actually much darker than pictured on the site as well as the gum sole being darker. However I am not displeased and actually like this darker color gray/gum a whole lot. Shoes are comfy, can tell they'll need a good break in but other than that they're sweet kicks.
Been skating them for a couple weeks and not much visible wear. A little separation on the ankle area from heelflip tricks but that’s normal. A good medium thickness cupsole that still allows a good amount of board feel. Laces hold up very well no rips yet. I have weird feet that have heel slippage in low tops so I mostly wear high tops but these seem to hug my feet well. Flick is smooth perfect amount of grip imo and my kickflips have gotten better.
These shoes are ok, they would be more comfortable if they came a lil wider. They are not uncomfortable cushion wise, just could've been a lil wider
Elite level comfort. Takes a little bit longer to break them in. The gusseted tongue is just icing on the cake. No more constantly re-centering the tounge of my shoes