Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Few reviewers liked the ample padding of this sneaker.
  • Most wearers found the Etnies Hitch very comfortable.
  • Many buyers praised the stylish and sleek design of this kick that can match any casual attire.
  • This shoe earned an average of 4-star overall ratings from various reviews.
  • Some commenters revealed that this pair has a soft insole that is very comfortable to walk in.
  • This sneaker can be bought at an affordable price point.
  • Buyers can choose from multiple colorways offered in the market.
  • This shoe fits true to size.
  • Some noted about the lightness of the Etnies Hitch.
  • This footwear is very flexible, said a handful of reviewers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers complained that the Etnies Hitch is not durable and not built to last.

Bottom line

The Etnies Hitch showcases a slim profile with a straightforward look that can serve as a smart alternative to the pricier casual pairs found all-over the market. This shoe has been highly commended for its unparalleled comfort with an on-trend look that can go with the easygoing fad. Several reviewers praised some elements vital in the skateboarding domain, such as the flexibility, lightness, and the heel reinforcement. However, few expressed drawback regarding the unreliable durability of this pair; thus some did not suggest wearing this for the all-day skating stint.

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Good to know

The Etnies Hitch is available in men's sizing from 5 to 14 US in medium width. Women are recommended to grab a 1.5 size down their regular sizing for a snug fit. Example, if a lady's regular size is 7, she must take size 5.5 in men's sizing for a secure, cozy fit.

This shoe features the conventional lace-up system with the stylish round lace and reinforced with metal eyelets for a secure fit. The brand inserted thin padding on the tongue and collar for comfort and support. Meanwhile, it has a textile lining, and the insole is well-cushioned to deliver ample coziness.

The low-top Etnies Hitch has a slim silhouette for a sleek and stylish look that suits the casual fashion. Its upper is made of a mixture of suede and textile with premium leather detailing to deliver a sophisticated and trendy kick.  This shoe flashes its white rubber sole to highlight its sporty yet stylish vibe. The Etnies Hitch can go well with oversized jeans, hoodies or tees and a trucker cap for an authentic skater look. For a smart casual guise, this sneaker can be paired with trousers, slim-fit jeans, or khakis matched up with rolled up polo or a jacket over a crisp plain t-shirt.

The striking slim profile of the Etnies Hitch delivers a versatile look that can effortlessly match any attire. This has been praised few times in the reviews as it gives adaptability apt for the streetwear fashion. Another praiseworthy element is the reinforced heel cup that furnishes added support and long-lasting durability especially for the kickflips and high jumps on the rails.

Etnies was introduced in France in 1989 as a brand that delivers footwear and apparel for skateboarding, BMX, motocross riders and surfers. It was initially called 'Etnics' but was later on renamed to Etnies for various legal issues. In 1989, Pierre Andre Senizergues took over the company after he retired from skateboarding; hence, Etnies is the first ever brand owned and managed by a professional skateboarder.

Senizergues presented the Etnies brand in the United States and spearheaded the designing of some of the favorite Etnies silhouettes such as Senix, Lo-Cut, Intercity, and the Scam. The brand also engineered some innovative technologies to further advance the comfort, durability, style, and lightness of its skate shoes.

Etnies company is now based in California and considered a subsidiary of the Sole Technologies Incorporated. It is regarded as one of the top producers of high-performance sports apparel and now covers the worldwide market by establishing outlets all over the globe. It also expanded its offered products such as apparel, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shorts, jeans, and all other accessories.

One of the products of the Etnies is the Hitch silhouette that features low-top profile with a stylish design that suits any occasion for every season.  It was unveiled in Spring of 2015 and constructed with vulcanized construction to maintain the slim profile and durability.

  • The outsole of the Etnies Hitch is made of vulcanized rubber that provides flexibility and reliable grip.
  • The tongue is woven with Etnies logo patch.
  • The Etnies flag label is found on the lateral side.


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