Verdict from 100+ user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all who reviewed the Etnies Jameson 2 Eco were one in saying that the shoes are very comfortable. Some said the low-top sneakers were more padded than regular Vans footwear.
  • Many people were happy with the style of the casual Etnies kicks which they called “rad” and “dope,” among other things. They mentioned liking the understated look.
  • The shoes’ eco-friendliness earned praises from a lot of purchasers who were vegans/nature lovers.
  • The Etnies Jameson 2 Eco shoes are quality footwear according to several purchasers. They commended the kicks for being reliable as everyday wear.
  • Some consumers reported that the low-tops are durable and have lasted them at least a year of use.
  • A small number of customers were delighted with the colorways available for these Etnies sneakers.
  • A handful of consumers stated that the value justifies the price of the Jameson 2 Eco.
  • A few persons noted that the low-top shoes breathe pretty well.
  • The casual sneakers don’t let water in easily when it rains, users said.
  • A couple of people marveled at how “incredibly light” the sneakers are. They claimed that the Etnies Jameson 2 Eco is the perfect summer shoe.
  • The lifestyle sneakers are amazingly versatile, some buyers remarked. They said the shoes are excellent for BMX riding, hiking, skating, weightlifting, and everyday life.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Several people complained that the Etnies Jameson 2 Eco’s soles felt very slippery during the first couple of uses although a few did say that the grip gets better the more you rip into them.
  • Various customers were displeased that the laces are fragile. They reported the laces breaking in as little as two weeks from first use.
  • Some users found the kicks to be slightly narrow and short.
  • A few testers reported hearing a squeaky sound from the soles of these low-top Etnies sneakers.

Bottom line

These kicks tick a lot of the boxes when it comes to good shoe characteristics. Jameson 2 Eco shoes are comfortable, stylish, eco-friendly, priced reasonably, and versatile. They perform well when used for different activities. They don’t let water in easily but are breathable enough for the summer.

The laces are prone to breaking, and the soles can be slippery for the first few uses. However, the traction becomes better the more the shoes are used. They also give a good board feel and provide awesome grip on bike pedals.

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Good to know

The Etnies Jameson 2 Eco is a men’s silhouette. The sizes offered for this model range from 5 to 15. The sizes run small according to several previous buyers, so future ones are recommended to get them in a larger size. The material for the uppers are canvas, but the fabric used has some rigidity to it that provides slightly more support than other ordinary canvas shoes.

The soles are flat, and there is minimal arch support. Regular laces provide an adjustable fit.

Not only is the Etnies Jameson 2 Eco versatile in performance, but it’s also quite versatile in style as well. You can wear these kicks dressed up or down with either shorts, jeans, or smart chinos. If you want to go for a laidback look, pair these up with a sweater and chinos. You can also do wear these sneakers with a dark-hued polo shirt and pants for friendly Sunday gatherings. Lazy days require only shorts or jeans paired with your favorite tee and these kicks.

It isn’t every day where you get to see stylish kicks that are eco-friendly as well. These kicks are remarkable for using recycled plastic and rubber materials for the rubber outsoles and PU foam insoles. The brand also plants a tree for every shoe purchase which is an awesome way of giving back to Mother Nature. Canvas uppers make sure that this shoe is completely animal-friendly too.

The Etnies brand was launched in 1986 and was an emerging European brand focused on skating footwear. When pro skateboarder Pierre André Sénizergues signed on as a designer and later on as owner and CEO, the brand was introduced to the US market and subsequently, became based in Lake Forest, California. Now a subsidiary of the Sole Technology Inc., Etnies is a major force to reckon with within skating circles and even without.

Their Jameson silhouette is one of their best-selling ones. This silhouette has spawned several iterations including the Jameson XT (shoes with a hidden flow molded toecaps), Jameson SL (comes with a faux vulcanized cupsole), Jameson MT (a mid-top version of the XL), Jameson HT (high-top iteration), Jameson Vulc (a vulcanized version), and the Jameson 2 Eco (an eco-friendly version with a fundamental cupsole).

  • The Etnies Jameson 2 Eco features faux vulc cupsoles, STI Foam Lite 1 insoles, and textile fabric linings. The outsoles use durable 400 NBS rubber, and internal EVA midsoles provide enhanced cushioning.
  • The Jameson 2 Eco weighs approximately 368.5 grams per shoe.


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