Fit & Sizing
The Etnies Jameson Vulc MT is available in both men and women’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 5 to 14 while the ladies can select from sizes 5 to 11. The shoe fits true to size, based on most reviewers’ opinions.
This kick features a lace-up closure with metal eyelets that provides a lockdown fit.
Despite this shoe’s simple and straightforward design, it is decked out with technologies to enhance the wearer’s performance on the board. Its tongue is gusseted for a secure, lockdown fit while an inset Lycra Spandex is placed on the heel collar to eliminate heel rub and blisters. Rubber printed ollie guards are placed on the shoe’s lateral sides for added durability. Lastly, an STI Foam Lite 1 insole provides added cushioning and impact protection.
Etnies Jameson Vulc MT History
Debuted in 1986, Etnies was initially called Etnics at first, which came from the word Ethnic as a nod to skate culture. But within the first year of operations, the company had to be renamed because of legal issues. Pierre André ran the company in 1989 as he was nearing his retirement from professional skateboarding. With this, Etnies became the very first skateboard company to be owned by a skateboarder himself.
The brand is currently residing in California and is one of the subsidiary companies of a corporation called Sole Technology, which is also owned by Pierre André. Today, Etnies stays at the core of skateboarding culture and continues to innovate for enhanced protection, performance, comfort, and style as priority features in their shoes. Furthermore, the brand now houses various collections of apparel and accessories in their product range.
In 2015, Etnies launched the Jameson Bloodline collection, which centers on design simplicity without sacrificing function and performance. The collection consists of at least nine shoe models and one of them being the Jameson Vulc MT. This mid-top sneaker was designed alongside rider Nick Garcia who needed added ankle support while shredding on his board. It comes in a variety of colorway options including a few for the ladies.