Today, etnies announced the release of a vegan high performance skate shoe: The Jameson HT.
Gathering inspiration from Ryan Lay’s vegan lifestyle, his performance needs in skateboarding footwear, and a belief in the brand mantra "Built By Skateboarding" etnies has set out to create a durable skate shoe, free of animal products, for all skaters.
A variety of footwear can be considered vegan because they're made with canvas and animal-friendly products, but none of these shoes are designed to endure the daily abuses of skateboarding like the Jameson HT is. The Jameson HT is constructed with synthetic suede across the toe box and an additional hidden flow-molded toe cap (as used in the Jameson XT). This flow-molded toe cap hidden under the vamp provides long-lasting durability.
Utilizing the faux-vulc cupsole construction developed from the infamous Jameson SL for that vulcanized look with cupsole impact protection and durability, and inspired by etnies' sister brand Sheep Shoes, this Jameson HT is truly a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.
Check out the complete collection, including hat, shirts, and socks, here.