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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
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Etnies RVM History

Launched in 1986, Etnies was once among the emerging brands of skate shoes in France. Inspired from the word Ethnic, the brand was initially called Etnics as an affirmation to the skate culture. Later it was changed to Etnies due to some legal concerns. Later on, a former professional skateboarder, in the name of Pierre André Sénizergues, acquired the company in 1989.

He merged it along with other brands such as eS, Emerica and ThirtyTwo under the conglomerate of Sole Technology Inc. Under Sénizergues’ leadership, the brand continues to create and release different revolutionary shoes that are appreciated by BMXers, skateboarders and other brand patrons. Apart from footwear, Etnies also offers a collection of accessories and apparel for men and women.

Among the shoes that the brand offers today is the Etnies RVM. This sneaker has the perfect blend of comfort and aesthetic appeal by which people can grab at a budget-friendly rate. Inspired by the skate heritage, it features the Etnies Rap design. The toe area is triple stitched while the heel is reinforced, allowing for more protection and stability as users perform some cool tricks.

Etnies RVM Style

The Etnies RVM has a classic and mid-top silhouette that provides ankle stability and protection. It is designed with a lace-up closure system to ensure a secure lockdown. This fashion-trend sneaker can match various casual clothing and street-style outfits. Enjoy comfort and stay in style as you wear it with tracker pants, joggers or shorts for a sporty look. It also goes well with jeans and shirts, exuding a laidback look.

Fit & sizing    

The Etnies RVM is available in men’s sizing ranges from 5 to 14 US. With a combination of canvas and synthetic nubuck materials, the upper allows sufficient air circulation. The toe area also has perforations for added ventilation. With the STI Foam Lite 2, the die-cut EVA footbed ensures impact protection and comfort. It has a mesh lining to give a next-to-skin feel. For enhanced and reliable grip, the shoe utilizes vulcanized wrap cup rubber outsoles.

Notable Features

The mid-top Etnies RVM is what BMXers and skateboarders need to have a steady grip. Made from 400 NBS rubber, the vulcanized outsole with a herringbone tread pattern provides not only flexibility but also a sure-footed grip needed to execute some BMX exhibitions as well as fantastic Ollie and other skateboarding tricks.

Additional Info

  • The heel of the Etnies RVM is inserted with System G2 for more cushioning protection.
  • The tongue and collar area are padded to ensure added comfort and support.
  • In collaboration with Ruben Alcantara, an iteration of this silhouette is released called Etnies x Terrible One.
  • Colorways available include Black/Charcoal/Red and Navy/Navy/White.

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