Verdict from 8 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country is budget-friendly.
  • According to most reviewers, it’s a comfortable shoe, with some adding that they could wear all day.  
  • The majority of testers praised the sneaker for being stylish and looking nice.  
  • Several users have observed that the shoe is made of excellent quality.
  • Some buyers confirmed that the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country is a durable sneaker.
  • This model is lightweight, detected a couple of commenters.
  • An individual revealed that these kicks are easy to clean.
  • These shoes offer excellent support, lauded a few reviewers.  
  • More than a handful of testers would recommend the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country.
  • A couple of users shared that they often get asked and complimented about the shoes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of buyers perceived that the sneaker runs a half size small.
  • A few commenters added that the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country runs narrow.

Bottom line

Inspired by a well-loved skate shoe, the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country celebrates skaters’ creativity, symbolizing the search for one’s identity. It has beautiful details from unique fashion label Pyramid Country while ensuring that the best things about the Jameson Vulc remain the same.

Retailing at a budget-friendly price, the model offers a stylish look with a story to tell. It's comfortable and made of high-quality materials, providing support where needed. The only downside is the sizing, which runs narrow and a half size small.

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Good to know

Sizes for the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country are in men’s 5-14. It’s in medium width but is said to run narrow and small. As such, a half size larger than one’s usual may be needed for a proper fit. The shoe has a suede upper that secures the foot firmly. It’s also a low-cut sneaker that allows the ankle to move unrestrictedly. A lace-up system helps adjust the fit according to one’s comfort.

The low-top Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country offers a neat style that can be dressed up or down and worn for any laidback activity. Its black colorway with mint green accents is perfect for adding a tiny pop of color to any outfit. Black or grey pants are ideal for pairing with these kicks, along with basic or graphic t-shirts. These sneakers will also go well with any skater look, including shorts and hoodies.

Keeping things simple, the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country features a skate silhouette with a few standout details. There is a mint green Etnies logo on the side near the collar as well as on the heel tab. An Etnies name tag can also be seen near the laces. The dotted collar design is meant to represent the desert night sky and its scattering of stars.

Meanwhile, the signature Pyramid Country target scope design is on the tongue, superimposed on the word Exeter. This pertains to the character of Exeter and the search for him. He is shown on the insole with the brand’s hexagram logo on his head as well as a scope around it. There are vent holes near the midsole for breathability while the collar and tongue are lightly padded for comfort.

American footwear brand Etnies was established in France in 1986. It was named Etnics back then, from the word “ethnic” as a reference to the skating world as a subculture. It was renamed Etnies and was taken over by former pro skater Pierre Andre Senizergues in 1989. He brought the brand to the United States, where it is now headquartered at Lake Forest, California. He also built Sole Technology, the parent company that now owns the brand.

Today, the brand is known for producing durable footwear for both skate and casual use. One model which has since undergone many versions is the Jameson. Among the brand’s best-selling sneakers is the Jameson 2, which was then improved with the Jameson Vulc. It’s the vulcanized version that retains the model’s simple design, along with the performance it brings.

To further enhance the shoe, Etnies partnered with fashion brand Pyramid Country. The business is made up of a group of friends located in Michigan and Arizona who design clothing and make skating videos together. As an independent and fashion-forward group, it was only apt for them to collaborate with Etnies. The result is the Etnies Jameson Vulc x Pyramid Country.

Pyramid Country details are found all over the shoe, such as the starry collar which is meant to depict the stars scattered across the night sky out in the desert. This model is a unique update to a popular shoe, adding creative details while not compromising the quality and performance that has made it sought-after. It’s for sneaker lovers and creative individuals who want to express themselves with their everyday style.

  • An egg-crate construction on the midsole cradles the foot for premium support. 
  • This is the vulcanized version of the bestselling Jameson 2 Eco, making this model more durable.
  • The insole is made up of STI Foam Lite 1 which ensures comfort and cushioning.
  • A low toe box keeps the vamp closer to the foot for comfort.


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