Verdict from 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the wearers admire how super cool and amazing the Etnies Jameson 2 sneakers are. 
  • A lot of reviews find these Etnies shoes very comfortable even after long periods of time. 
  • They are a decent pair with a really classic and clean look, as per several purchasers.  
  • According to numerous owners, the most impressive part of this shoe is the very grippy sole.
  • Based on a handful of users, these low-top trainers feel so good on feet. 
  • These kicks are praised for their long-lasting quality, whether for skateboarding or everyday wear.
  • A great number of commenters love how stylish and great-looking the sneakers are. 
  • Many would highly recommend the Jameson 2 to everyone they know. 
  • More than half of the buying public have claimed that they definitely got their money's worth with their Jameson 2 purchase.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A certain purchaser has commented that the shoes seem to be a bit boring for him. 
  • There are a few users who have stated that these Etnies can be improved on cushioning as it’s just a bit thin and can’t handle the biggest of drops.

Bottom line

Considered as one of Etnies Jameson collection’s best-selling shoes, the low-profile Etnies Jameson 2 skate shoe will definitely catch one’s attention. This sneaker combines functionality and skateability with improved features, especially in the comfort and durability department.   

In spite of some modifications to this Etnies skate shoe, it still creates a classic, comfortable, and long-lasting quality, making it best for skating or even just chilling. 

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Good to know

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

  • 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. 


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