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The Etnies Alto is a lightweight off-the-board sneaker with sizes available from US 5 to 15 in D Standard width for men, and from US 5 to 11 in B Standard width for the ladies.

It has a skate-inspired high top construction made with a combination of materials including breathable knit-mesh, canvas, and rubber. The inner portion of the shoe features a Lycra spandex for a snug, sock-like fit.

This high top sneaker from Etnies is available for both men and women. It comes in multiple colorways, too, so choosing a pair that suits your personal style best can be easy-peasy. It exudes a laidback vibe inspired by skateboarding, which makes it more fitting for everyday casual use.

Color selection for the Etnies Alto high top sneakers includes blue, tan, grey, black, navy, and more.

This casual high top sneaker from Etnies released as part of the brand's Cloud Collection. Like other models in the said collection, its lightweight construction and cloud-like comfort effortlessly define the Etnies Alto sneakers.

Knit mesh or canvas material, in combination with a spandex Lycra interior for a snug and sock-like fit, dons the upper. The outsoles, on the other hand, feature rubber pods on the tread for traction.

The skate community may not be as extensive or as popular as running or basketball, but it still managed to hold a relevant spot in the industries of sports and footwear. Throughout the years, the audience market for skate shoes has grown exponentially such that even those who do not play the skateboarding patronize this kind of kicks for casual or lifestyle use.

Among the footwear brands that specialize in skate shoes is Etnies - a subsidiary Sole Technology, Inc., with headquarters located in Lake Forest, California.

To date, the brand’s production is not limited to skate shoes as it also produces and manufactures sneakers for lifestyle or casual, everyday functions. One of the many stylish and comfortable skate-inspired models from Etnies today is the Etnies Alto.

The Etnies Alto sneaker is one of the modern models that belong in the Cloud Collection from Etnies alongside Etnies Cirrus, Etnies Stratus, Etnies Scout, Etnies Cyprus SC, and more. Shoes in this collection are known for their lightweight and vegan-friendly construction and their cloud-like comfort.

  • The Etnies Alto sneakers feature Foam Lite 1 insole and STI Evolution Foam outsole.


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