Etnies: the brand that revolutionised skateboarding shoes! Etnies has been designing clothing, shoes and accessories for the global "action sports" market with vision and innovation since 1986. The founder of the label etnies, Pierre Andre Senizergues, is also a passionate skater who originally came from France but emmigrated to the USA - in order to realise his dream of being a skater in California! Therefore, etnies is not only a street style brand that accentuates skater style; etnies is a true icon of the skater scene.
The label etnies first belonged to the label by the name of "etnics" - taken from the word "ethic" which reflects the lifestyle of many skaters who hang out together in small groups and build their own culture for themselves. In 1987 "etnics" was re-christened to the name "etnies" which is now known worldwide. Also in this year, the founder of etnies started to design his own skater shoes: the Senix was the first professional skater shoe from etnies - the low-top Rap, Intercity and Scam quickly followed. These shoes from etnies are designed by skaters, for skaters and thus create one of the highlights in the area of active sports. Fashionable, but also durable and long-lasting - those are the shoes from etnies!
Etnies founded the first research institute that studies the effect of skateboarding on the body: the Sole Technology Institute (STI). Today, etnies is represented in over 70 countries; but even as an internationally successful company, etnies remains true to its roots. Adventure and sports still belong to the heart of their vision while at the same time being wonderfully combined with further activities from etnies: etnies is also a sponsor of many sport teams. Skateboarders, snowboarders, surfers and BMXers all belong to the unique success story of etnies.
Of course etnies has grown over the years and for a long time has been known not only for its skater shoes. Etnies also designs and makes clothing and accessories for men as well as women in high quality materials, ensuring comfort, style and also protection.
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