Verdict from 6.7 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • Several shoe users commended the insoles of the Etnies Jameson Mid Crank shoes as it is absorbent against impact especially when doing tricks on a mountain bike.
  • A good number of purchasers praised the shoe’s excellent quality in materials and construction.
  • Majority of the wearers described this kick as comfortable.
  • Most of the Etnies Jameson Mid Crank’s reviews state that it fits as expected.
  • Plenty of consumers adored the sneaker’s style and described it as versatile and classic.
  • A reviewer applauded the kick for having the perfect amount of flex and stiffness.
  • Some wearers praised this shoe for providing excellent pedal feel.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One commenter said his pair ripped after three weeks of riding hard on his mountain bike.

Bottom line

The Jameson Mid Crank shoe is Etnies’ first entry into the world of mountain biking footwear. Along with acclaimed mountain biker Brandon Semenuk, the brand tweaked several features of the skate-centric Jameson model to cater to the demands of mountain bike riding.

Adding to the Jameson Bloodline’s time-tested comfort and functionality are new features such as asymmetrical collars for ankle protection, stiffer midsoles, additional padding on the shoe’s medial side for enhanced protection, and Pro foam 1 insoles for optimal comfort which are all beneficial even on a casual day out.

User reviews:

The Etnies Jameson Mid Crank is a men’s sneaker model. Sizes available for this shoe is US 5 to 14. This kick is reported to fit true to size. It utilizes the traditional lace-up closure for an adjustable snug fit. Etnies Jameson Mid Crank shoes also feature Stroble board midsoles for essential mountain bike riding attributes such as stiffness and pedal feel.

Retaining the Jameson range’s skate-centric simple aesthetic, the Jameson Mid Crank continues its predecessors’ signature versatile style that could be easily dressed up and down. From shorts to jeans and chinos, this kick would match flawlessly with your outfit of choice.

For a chill day out with friends pairing this shoe with either denim jeans or shorts and a polo shirt will keep you looking stylish even on your off day. For brunch and other semi-formal events, match this kick with cropped chinos and a button-down tee accessorized with colored socks and jacket.

One of this model’s main selling points is the fact that is Brandon Semenuk’s signature model. Semenuk is a popular award-winning professional mountain bike rider, and fans just had to try this pair once they found out it is Semenuk’s.

This shoe builds on the Jameson legacy by adding several attributes that cater to mountain bike riding. Asymmetrical collars provide ankle protection, TPU underlay on vamp offer added protection, Pro foam 1 insoles enhance instep comfort and cushions impacts, and the Stroble board shank in the midsole provides stability and balance between stiffness and pedal feel.

Etnies’ footwear products have been rooted in skateboarding and action sports for over 30 years, and today it is one of the first skate companies to dive into the world of bike riding. Backed up with their expansive experience and portfolio, Etnies’ entry into the biking arena was inevitably made with a bang. They made this entrance explosive by tapping on one of the biking world’s gems named Brandon Semenuk.

Brandon is a five-time Red Bull Joyride champion and is currently one of the most acclaimed and talented free-riders. Etnies and Brandon designed the Crank series starting with the Etnies Jameson shoe model. This series basically takes some of Etnies’ best shoes and overhauls them to suit the demands of mountain bike riding. The Etnies Jameson Mid Crank is available in the following colorways: Black, Triple Black, Stone, Brown / Black, and Burgundy / Gum.

  • This shoe features the brand’s Geo-Hex tread pattern for excellent grip.
  • Its tongues are gusseted to help keep feet in place and avoid sliding around.

Size and fit

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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