Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Many purchasers gave high ratings to the Etnies Blitz sneaker as they were highly satisfied with its overall comfort and performance.
  • The Etnies Blitz is presented in many colorway options, including black, navy, and grey.
  • At least one buyer commented that the color of this shoe is exactly as expected from the photos online.
  • One of Etnies’ skate shoes, it comes with an affordable price point.
  • Several reviewers were impressed that although the Etnies Blitz shoes are budget-friendly, its durability is still superb.
  • A few reviewers commented that this shoe has a great rubber sole.
  • Another reviewer mentioned that this shoe has a decent canvas upper.
  • Many applauded the nice style of the Etnies Blitz casual shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer commented that the Etnies Blitz shoe offers poor support on foot.
  • Some of the reviewers were disappointed that this shoe has no metal eyelets.

Bottom line

With its high ratings and recommendations from buyers, it seems like the Etnies Blitz skate shoe for men has been ticking off the right boxes for a reliable modern skate shoe.

This vegan skate shoe not only comes with a pocket-friendly price – but also part of its package is the right comfort, fit, style, and performance. If you are not entirely bothered by its lack of metal eyelets or its minimal foot support, then the Blitz may be the slim, low profile, vulcanized shoe that you have been looking for.

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Good to know

Part of Etnies’ lineup of sneakers is the Etnies Blitz. It boasts a low profile, slim silhouette, and vulcanized sole that delivers flexibility and non-restrictive fit for wearers. The interior is well-ventilated and breathable since both the tongue and collar are lined with merry mesh. All-day comfort is even made possible, thanks to the reliable Foam Lite insoles.

Sizes offered for this vegan Etnies shoe are in men’s sizing and range from US 5 to 14, half sizes included, in D Standard width. It has a 6-eyelet lace-up closure with flat, tonal cotton laces that can be adjusted for a customized fit. Foot support is there, but minimal.

With a wide array of colorways available including Black, Grey/Light Grey, Navy/Gum, Etnies followers, and casual wearers surely won’t have any difficulty finding a pair that suits their personal style best. The men’s Etnies Blitz Black or the Etnies Blitz Navy, in particular, are just examples that this clean skate shoe silhouette is versatile and can be paired with anything from sun up to sun down, whether skating or not.

This shoe boasts an all-canvas upper with a one-piece clean toe design and just enough reinforcements and padding for comfort, durability, and support. The sole varies depending on colorway – most come in white while others feature a gum sole unit.

Etnies released one of its newest skate shoes, the Etnies Blitz, as part of its Vegan Shoe Collection. This only means that like the Jameson 2 Eco, Cyprus SC, Cirrus, Alto, Stratus, and more, the Etnies Blitz shoes for men feature materials that are free of animal derivatives. Like most new skate shoes, it has a slim silhouette and low profile on a vulcanized outsole. It also has an all canvas upper with a clean toe design and tonal laces.

American footwear and apparel brand Etnies originated in France in 1986. Since then, it has been providing top-notch products to a variety of audiences from different extreme sports communities, including skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX riding, motocross, and surfing. Following his in-depth involvement in designing some of the brand's popular shoes like the Low Top Rap, The Scam, and the Senix, retired professional skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizerguez took over the company in 1989 and brought it to the United States of America through his company Sole Technology, Inc.

Today’s lineup of modern skate shoes from Etnies include the Etnies Blitz, a low profile, slim silhouette, and vulcanized sole shoe that released as part of the Etnies Vegan Shoe Collection. It comes in a variety of colorways such as Black, Navy/Gum, Grey/Light Grey, Brown/Tan, and more with each pair initially retailing for $50.

Other shoes included in the Etnies Vegan Shoe Collection are the Etnies Jameson 2 Eco, Etnies Cyprus SC, Etnies Jameson Vulc LS x Sheep, Etnies Cirrus, Etnies Stratus, Etnies Alto, Etnies Scout, and more.

  • Only one out of six pairs of eyelets of the Etnies Blitz shoe is made of metal for increased durability.
  • Etnies brandings are displayed on the side and tongue.


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