Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers agreed that the Etnies Jameson Vulc Nathan Williams is a very comfortable shoe.
  • Nathan Williams' signature colorways are deemed to be stylish and versatile.
  • Several BMX riders and skateboarders commended the sneaker for its excellently grippy outsole.
  • A number of skaters loved that the shoe has excellent board feel, which made controlling the board easier.
  • The shoe's materials and construction were of excellent quality, according to some users' opinions.
  • It is very durable and can stand heavy usage, attested by some skateboarders.
  • Most buyers deemed the Etnies Jameson Vulc Nathan Williams to be a great product with excellent value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users said that it felt smaller than expected.
  • The sneaker needed some break-in period before it became entirely comfortable, some wearers said.

Bottom line

The Etnies Jameson Vulc Nathan Williams, in particular, is a sleek sneaker with skate features but marketed to the BMX community. With colorways curated by the brand's pro BMX rider Nathan Williams, its aesthetic and charm are directed at BMX riders.

Moreover, the shoe's comfort, excellent pedal feel, durability, and shock absorption are not only suitable for when on the board or the bike but also on the streets for all-day casual wear.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Nathan Williams
Collection: Etnies Jameson
Price: $65
Colorways: Black
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Etnies sneaker
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Sizes available for the Etnies Jameson Vulc Nathan Williams are from men's US 5 to 14. Ladies who want to own a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. For the most part, the sneaker fits true to size however some users said that it felt smaller than usual. Trying a pair before purchasing is best recommended.

The kick utilizes the traditional lace-up system for a secure fit. It might also be helpful to know that some wearers said that the shoe's upper felt stiff during the first few uses but felt comfortable after it broke in.

A sleek casual street style is what describes the Etnies Jameson Vulc Nathan Williams. Its predecessor displayed a versatile yet functional and timeless look, and this model is no different. Its low-top profile dressed in a straightforward design makes for an ideal pair that matches with any casual get-up.

The Etnies Jameson Vulc Nathan Williams is a vulcanized version of the Jameson 2 model. This kick's charm lies in its simplicity and functionality. Features like egg-crate midsole construction provide more cushioning and impact protection without losing the Vulc outsole's excellent board feel.

Etnies was established in 1986 as a skateboarding shoe company. Initially owned by two French designers, they decided to call the company Etnics, which was derived from the word "ethnic" to pay homage to skateboarding as a culture that's completely its own. However due to legal issues it had to be renamed to Etnies.

Today they are based in California and has exponentially grown since the brand's inception. Although skateboarding is obviously Etnies' focus, the extreme sport of BMX runs deep in their DNA too. The brand houses a solid group of pro BMX riders that represents where the sport is at today. Riders like Chase DeHart, Aaron Ross, and Luc Legrand excels at street riding, while Chase Hawk and Tom Dugan dominate in transitions and Devon Smillie and Nathan Williams are more onto the new-school progressive street tricks.

Each of these riders gets to come up with their own signature colorways for Etnies' shoe models. Nathan Williams has a couple of colorways under his belt with some gracing the Etnies Jameson Vulc model. For the A/W 2017 season, Williams released two signature colorways for the Jameson Vulc: Dark Grey and Black/Gum/White. He also did a couple of other colorways for this shoe model in the past.

  • It is available in Medium width.
  • Nathan Williams has released other colorways for this shoe model.
  • The Jameson Vulc weighs approximately 425.2 grams per shoe.

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