Size and fit

Like most skate shoes, the Etnies Swivel boasts a traditional lace-up closure that can be adjusted for a customized and snug fit. However, it lacks an elastic band under the tongue to keep it from sliding to the sides. The tongue and collar are both sufficiently padded for added comfort, support, and protection.

Etnies Swivel Style

Aiming for an old-school skate look comes easy with the Etnies Swivel. Tons of padding around the ankle and tongue adds character to this low-top’s street-ready look, not to mention a wide array of colorways that buyers could choose from. The upper consists of a mix of materials including nubuck, synthetic materials, and mesh, while the die cute quarter arrow logo inspired by classic Etnies models only radiate an authentic skate shoe vibe.

Notable Features

The Etnies Swivel flaunts features that make it a stand out among the modern-designed skate shoes in the current market. For one, it has this old-school and bulky exterior inspired by classic Etnies skate shoe models which can be attributed to tons of padding around the collar and tongue. Aside from this, this shoe also boasts a die-cut quarter arrow logo that is also a nod to the classic models from the brand. Down the sole is an egg crate constructed midsole and a 300 NBS rubber outsole.

Etnies Swivel History

Etnies is a footwear brand owned by Sole Technology, Inc. Founded in 1986, its original brand name was “Ethnics” from the word ethnic but later renamed to “Etnies” due to legal matters. Former skateboarding world champion Pierre André Sénizergues acquired the brand in 1989 and fused it together with his three other brands, èS, Emerica, and ThirtyTwo, under the Sole Technology, Inc. conglomerate.

One of the newest skate shoes from Etnies is the Etnies Swivel, a low-top shoe with bulky exterior and built to withstand every wear and tear of the sport. Its design was inspired by Etnies classic models with the likes of the Fader and the Marana. Among its distinctive features are Foam Lite 1 insoles for enhanced comfort and a midsole with an egg crate construction.

Additional Info

  • The Etnies Swivel also features Foam Lite 1 insoles.
  • This shoe is released as part of the Future Heritage collection along with other notable Etnies models such as the Fader, the Kingpin, the Scam, and more.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Colorways: Black / Grey / Brown
SKUs: 4101000465039 / 4101000465209 / 4101000465212 / 4101000465370 / 4101000465413 / 4101000465475 / 4101000465579 / 4101000465595 / 4101000465964 / 4101000465980

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