Size and fit

The Jameson 2 is offered in men’s and women’s sizes. These sneakers fit true to size and fit really well. It is suggested for one to go their usual sizes. 

With a traditional lace-up closure, an adjusted and more secure fit can be achieved. 

Etnies Jameson 2 Style

Coming in a low-top silhouette with a slim profile, the Jameson 2 skate shoe features an all-suede upper. This brings a bit more sophistication into the shoe’s overall style. 

The sneakers are available in several colorways including brown/navy, black/brown, and grey, black/navy orange, black/pink, and a lot more. Given that these skate shoes have a casual style, they can be easily matched with numerous outfits. They look really great when paired with jeans, chinos, slacks, or even joggers. To pair with the bottoms mentioned, a plain or graphic shirt, polo shirts, sweatshirts, or even hoodies. 

Notable Features

Etnies’ Jameson 2 features an STI Foam Lite Level 1 footbed for extreme comfort in every step. In addition, an EVA midsole provides for a more cushioned and lightweight feel. Constructed with a faux-vulc cupsole construction, stability and durability are achieved. Also, this delivers an ample board feel. 

With a soft and contrasting inner lining, it gives a stylish touch to the skate shoes. Furthermore, a grippy 400 NBS rubber outsole allows for durable and enhanced traction. 

Etnies Jameson 2 History

Started in France and launched in 1986, Etnies was originally under the name Etnics. The brand's original name was Etnics, derived from the word "ethnic," a nod to the skateboarding sub-culture. Later on, it was renamed Etnies due to legal issues. Etnies is possibly the first company to introduce a signature pro model shoe to the market with the Natas Kaupus model in 1989.

Sims Freestyle pro skater Pierre André Sénizergues influenced and took charge of the company, making it the first skateboard shoe company owned by a professional Skateboarder. He then commenced design work at Etnies shortly after the company’s formation. Sénizergues eventually introduced the brand to the US. He proceeded to build Sole Technology, with the addition of the Emerica, éS.

Between the three skating brands, they have had some of the most iconic skateboarders in history wearing their kicks. Among the multiple shoes that they have released,  one of the best-selling pair is Etnies’ Jameson 2. These low-top, slim-profile skate shoes feature a faux-vulc cupsole construction, the lightweight STI Foam Lite Level 1 cushioning insole, and a grippy rubber outsole for added comfort and endless hours of skating. 

Nice to know

  • The sneaker’s thin padded tongue and collar give a comfortable fit. 
  • The full leather upper with a one-piece toe cap is super durable and helps provide for the shoe’s wear-resistant quality. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Etnies Jameson
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Cup Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.