Who should buy the Etnies Fader 2

This lifestyle sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with great cushioning and excellent board feel inspired by skating
  • You are after a sneaker with great impact protection and good for the rainy weather

Etnies Fader 2 Logo

Style of the Etnies Fader 2

Rock these kicks the skater way by pairing the low-top sneakers with a plain-hued tee, a plaid cotton shirt to be worn on top, and dark chinos. Choose an Etnies Fader 2 colorway that would pop or contrast against the shade of your shirt to draw the eyes to your amazing shoes. Jeans with rolled-up bottoms would do just as great.

Etnies Fader 2 Midsole

Notable Features

The Etnies Fader 2 is ideal for skaters who are not afraid to try new tricks or take their game to the next level. The shoes offer remarkable cushioning through heavily padded collars and tongues, and their cupsole construction not only provides durability and excellent shock absorption, but they also protect against foot overextension. The 300 NBS rubber outsoles ensure maximum grip on the board while the STI Foam Lite 1 insoles give enhanced comfort.

Etnies Fader 2 Toebox

History of the Etnies Fader 2

Etnies was founded in 1986, but it wasn’t until pro skateboarder Pierre André Sénizergues signed on as a designer and later, as owner, that the brand became quite known. Originally known as Etnics, the company changed its name to Etnies due to legal issues.

Etnies Fader 2 Shoe outsole

The Etnies brand falls under Sénizergues’ Sole Technology umbrella, which also owns éS and Emerica, and is a major force to reckon with in skateboarding circles. One of the company’s previously released silhouettes, the Fader, became extremely popular due to its generously padded tongues and collars, and beefy skate shoe build that is opposite the trending minimalist designs today.

Etnies Fader 2 Heel

The Fader 2 followed the same construct as the original Fader but changed the egg-crate midsole build of the previous model to an STI Foam Lite 1 midsole.

Etnies Fader 2 Collar

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: White / Grey / Blue / Black / Brown
SKUs: 410100046725 / 4101000467004 / 4101000467025 / 4101000467110 / 4101000467201 / 4101000467370 / 4101000467579 / 4101000467976 / 4101000467978 / 4101000467979

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