Size and fit

With the slimmer version of the Fader, the low-top Etnies Fader LS has the classic yet modernized look. It has synthetic upper with perforations on the sides and the toe area, providing ample breathability. For an added comfort and support, the shoe is installed with an EVA insole and an egg-crate construction midsole.

This skate shoe is available in men’s sizing ranges from 5 to 15 in medium width. Although the shoe is built for men, ladies who still want to own a pair may try to order 1.5 sizes smaller than their usual size from the men’s sizing.

Etnies Fader LS Style

Accessible in a range of colorways, the Etnies Fader LS has a low-top silhouette that allows adequate ankle mobility. It has breathable upper with a stylish design, bold enough to mix and match different casual clothing. For a laid-back look, men can wear this shoe with their denim jeans, khaki pants or shorts and topped it with their favorite plain or graphic tees. Ladies, on the other hand, can also match it with their skirts, shorts as well as slim jeans along with their preferred tops.

Notable Features

Assembled with an egg-crate midsole, the Etnies Fader LS has excellent cushioning for impact resistance as well as protection against hard objects. It utilizes the die-cut EVA midsole to ensure an added comfort. It has the slimmer version of the Fader to make sure it is lightweight enough to execute some of the skateboarding tricks while the 300 NBS rubber outsole is responsible for making the excellent board control and grip possible. 

Etnies Fader LS History

A footwear line based in Lake Forest, California, Etnies was founded by a couple of French designers in 1986. It was a developing brand in Europe when it was acquired by a former professional skateboarder named Pierre André Sénizergues. Sénizergues headed Etnies and created some of his signature designs such as Low-Top Rap, Lo-Cut, Senix, Scam, and Intercity shoe models. Subsequently, Sénizergues introduced the brand to the US. Currently, Etnies is now under the conglomerate of his company Sole Technology Inc.

As of 2013, Etnies releases a variety of signature models as well as sponsors professional skateboarders. The brand continues to develop shoes with innovative technologies that can be counted for its durability, style, and comfort. Apart from footwear, Etnies also launches an innumerable line of accessories and apparels while staying true to its environment-friendly values.

With a low-top silhouette, the Etnies Fader LS has the look of the classic version but less bulky. It has both bolstered eyestay and toe which ensure longevity and durability. The synthetic upper has a lace-up closure that provides a flexible and adjustable fit. Guaranteeing comfort, the tongue and collar are padded while the rubber outsoles provide an excellent grip.

Additional Info

  • The Etnies Fader LS utilizes the STI Foam Lite 1 footbed for cushioning and support.
  • The large Etnies’ trademark logo is visible at the lateral side of the upper.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Etnies Fader
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Black / Grey / Blue / White / Brown
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: 4101000416022 / 4101000416030 / 4101000416055 / 4101000416111 / 4101000416429 / 4101000416465 / 4101000416472 / 4101000416560 / 4201000301111 / 4201000301944

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