Summary

We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers found the Etnies Jameson MTW to be very comfortable.
  • The sneaker is well-built, based on some wearers' opinions.
  • This is available in a number of colorway options.
  • Majority of the shoe users liked the fact that it is versatile enough to be dressed in both casual and smart ensembles.
  • A reviewer commended the pair's reverse outsole design as it provides excellent grip.
  • Several consumers applauded the shoe's simple yet stylish aesthetic.
  • This model's waterproof update comes handy for the wet and cold seasons.
  • The kick keeps the feet warm and has excellent insulation, according to some shoe users.
  • Some purchasers claim that it is an excellent product with great value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers mentioned that it felt smaller than expected.
  • One reviewer griped about how the shoe creases in the toebox area after a few uses.

Bottom line

Building on the Etnies Jameson MT, the mid-top Etnies Jameson MTW is a winterized version of its older sibling as it is now equipped with waterproof upper, insulated lining, gusseted tongue, and enhanced grip. All these updates provide necessary features to protect the feet from getting wet and cold.

Not to be overshadowed by these essential winter must-haves is the shoe's versatility and stylishly classic appeal. It offers a vintage look that could be worn with almost everything and could also transcend trends.

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The Etnies Jameson MTW is solely offered in men’s sizes ranging from US 5 to 14. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. Some wearers have said that the shoe felt smaller than their normal shoe size hence going half a size up is recommended.

Dressed in a classic skate design, the Etnies Jameson MTW displays a simple aesthetic with a sleek silhouette. This fusion of simplicity and sleekness offer excellent versatility and sophisticated appeal that could be dressed up and down. Wearers like to pair this sneaker with casual staples such as jeans, joggers, and shorts while some chose to dress it up by matching it with chinos and khakis.

Aside from its appealing style, consumers were attracted to this sneaker because of its convenience and functionality for the winter season. The STI Repel weatherproofing applied on the upper combined with the gusseted tongue provides excellent protection against the elements. The Foam Lite 1 insoles and insulated quick-dry lining provide in-step comfort and warmth. Lastly, its cupsole construction offers excellent board feel, and the reverse geo-hex lug tread help avoid slippage.

Etnies was launched in 1986 and was once an emerging skate footwear brand from France. Years later a pro skateboarder named Pierre André acquired Etnies and became its owner and CEO. The brand was then introduced to the US market and is currently based in Lake Forest, California. Today, it is a subsidiary of a larger company called the Sole Technology Inc., which is also owned by Pierre.

The brand has expanded its product lineup from just footwear also to include apparel and accessories for both men and women. One of their many footwear collections is called the Jameson Bloodline, which was born to provide skateboarders with kicks that value simplicity without compromising functionality and performance. A sneaker model that belongs to this collection is the Etnies Jameson MTW, a weatherized shoe that's fully equipped to protect the wearer's feet from the elements during cold and wet seasons.

  • Its upper is crafted from suede.
  • The MTW stands for Mid Top Winter.
  • The shoe is available in Medium width.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com