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Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Metal Mulisha
Collection: Etnies Metal Mulisha
Price: $70
Colorways: Black
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The Etnies Metal Mulisha Fader is exclusively available in men's sizes that stretch from 5 to 15. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This kick generally fits true to size. Trying a pair in your nearest retail store is best recommended.

Using the Fader's classic bulky, old-school skate profile as its canvas, Metal Mulisha kicked the pair's aesthetic up a notch by applying their rock and militia-inspired artwork on its upper. Grounded in the rebellious nature of skate this kick's skulls and pops of colors will make your outfit more interesting. Pair it with loose jeans, a t-shirt, and a New Era cap for an old-school skate look or opt for joggers, shorts, or straight cut trousers for a more modern casual outfit.

This low-top pair retains the Fader's vintage bulky silhouette, which most old-school skaters prefer for its cushiony protection. It is available in a wide selection of large graphic design/ artwork options and colorways for different preferences. Some insoles also display Metal Mulisha artwork.

Founded by two French designers in 1986, Etnies is a skate company and was initially called "Etnics," which was derived from the word Ethnic as a nod to skate culture. After a few years, the brand had to change its name due to legal issues.

In 1989, a former professional skateboarder named Pierre André who was nearing the end of his career took charge of the company. This acquisition made Etnies the very first skateboard shoe company to be owned by a pro skateboarder.

Today the brand is based in California and falls under one of Sole Technology's subsidiaries. Although owned by another company, Etnies is still run under the watchful eyes of Pierre André. To this day, Etnies remains popular amongst skateboarders and loyal fans for their consistently comfortable and durable footwear. They are known for ungimmicky shoe technologies that provide protection, performance, comfort, and style. Moreover, their inventory now includes an extensive collection of apparel and accessories.

One of the many skate shoes in Etnies’ roster is the Fader, one of the longstanding shoe models of the brand. It has been reinterpreted in countless iterations and is known to work well as a casual shoe and even better as tough skate kick. Check it out in different colorways to complement your every mood and look.

  • It retails for $70.
  • Its upper is crafted from leather.
  • The shoe has a padded collar and tongue for added cushioning and comfort.
  • The kick uses an STI Foam Lite Level footbed for extra in-step comfort. It is detachable.
  • It is offered in Medium width.

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