Verdict from 8.5 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • Like most Etnies sneakers, the Corby is offered at a very affordable price range.
  • Buyers can choose from many colorways offered in the market.
  • This pair runs true to size.
  • Most wearers described the Etnies Corby as "comfortable."
  • Few reviewers shared that this model is a practical pair for daily use.
  • A handful of wearers mentioned that this sneaker is very lightweight.
  • A couple of reviewers revealed that this sneaker is easy to wash.
  • Few liked that this footwear is fashionable and can go well with any casual attire.
  • This shoe is easy to wear and style said some buyers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers thought that the Etnies Corby has flimsy construction.
  • Few reviewers found this model tad narrow.

Bottom line

With the lightness and superb comfort of the Etnies Corby, this shoe is worthy of a space in anyone's closet. It boasts its cozy fit with a versatile look that can virtually match any casual attire in a price range that won't break any wallet. This shoe merits a consideration especially for practical buyers who are looking for an all-around yet fashionable kick.

User reviews:

The Etnies Corby is available in men's sizing from 5 to 12 and women's sizing from 6 to 13 US in medium width. The Corby runs true to size; hence, it is advised to grab one's regular sizing. This shoe has the lace-up closure for a personalized, snug fit. Meanwhile, the soft EVA footbed provides all-day comfort.

The low-top Etnies Corby is an easy to wear low profile with a laidback vibe that suits the casual fashion. It has a silhouette inspired by the boat shoe made of deconstructed canvas or textile upper to provide comfort and style.

Many have loved styling this with any casual ensemble for the all-day use. Straight-cut jeans, tattered denim jeans, rolled-up trousers, or shorts can go well with the Corby, matched up with plain tees, jacket, or cap for a weekend-ready look. Meanwhile, ladies can pair this up with dress, skirt, or leggings with hoodies or jacket.

The simplicity of the Etnies Corby makes this pair very appealing for many buyers. It is made of low-top profile inspired by a boat shoe that gives a relaxed vibe and easy to wear features. The straightforward silhouette improves the versatility that can be mixed and matched with almost any streetwear fashion.

Etnies brand was unveiled in 1986 in France as a footwear brand that specializes in footwear and apparel for skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, and motocross riders and surfers. It was initially called 'Etnics' but renamed to Etnies due to some legal issues. Following his retirement from skateboarding, Pierre Andre Senizergues took charge of the company in 1989, making the Etnies the first ever skateboarding brand owned by a professional skateboarder.

Andre Senizergues introduced Etnies in America and designed some of the renowned 'Etnies' silhouettes such as Senix, Lo-Cut, Intercity, and the Scam. The brand pushed the envelope in designing Etnies skate shoes and made further advancements in the Thrasher's domain. Fast forward to the current days, Etnies is now based in California and turned as a subsidiary of the Sole Technologies Incorporated under the management of Senizergues. The brand remained accurate for being one of the top producers of sports apparel and continued to develop innovative technologies that combine protection, performance, comfort, and style.

The company is also into sponsoring professional teams in BMX, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding as it wanted to give back to the sphere that contributed to the success and central growth of Etnies. It now covers the worldwide market by establishing various outlets, reaching out to skateboarders and extreme sports communities from all over the globe. Etnies also expanded the collection by offering apparel, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shorts, jeans, and all other accessories.

Etnies Corby, meanwhile, is one of the iterations launched that caters to the skater's needs by delivering affordable and durable skate kick with an on-trend look that can match the streetwear fashion.

  • This product approximately weighs 198 grams.
  • It has a vulcanized gum rubber outsole that delivers lightweight flexibility and durability.
  • This shoe is part of the 'Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree' project which started in 2011 by Andre. This project aims at helping the international reforestation while its buyers shop. For every pair of Etnies bought, the company will make a monetary donation to the Trees for the Future organization. This program started in Costa Rica Rainforest and has expanded now to Brazil and Africa. To date, this project has planted one million trees in three continents.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.