Durable / Lightweight / High-Impact Rebound Foam
Introducing STI Evolution Foam
Every piece of a skate shoe matters, and etnies carefully designs each style to improve overall performance. The skateboarder-owned brand pushed the envelope even farther by including STI Evolution Foam™ midsoles and outsoles in this collection.
STI Evolution Foam™ replaces your typical EVA, PU and heavy rubber with a durable, abrasion-resistant, ultra-lightweight and high-impact rebound cushioning foam. The foam technology is used as a single solution for the midsole and outsole, its molecular build is more resistant to abrasion and has a high-impact rebound quality so it won't pack out when landing hard.
Instead of being die-cut from a sheet, STI Evolution Foam™ midsoles are made by a special molding process, producing no waste.
Plus, STI Evolution Foam™ enhances the cushioning and comfort of the footbed and noticeably decreases the weight of the shoe. That’s a lot of performance-driven features in a single piece of foam.
A new style for spring 2014, the Scout has a fully-lined inner with breathable mesh uppers, an exposed STI Evolution Foam midsole with rubber pods, STI Foam Lite Level 1 footbed, a heat transfer rap bar and elastic heel support for comfort. The Scout is part of etnies’ Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree reforestation program.
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Fall 13 Collection
The new etnies Aventa is the first skate shoe with a completely exposed STI Evolution Foam™ high-impact rebound cushioning outsole.
A new style for fall 2013, the etnies Aventa is a shoe designed to skate in with an STI Evolution Foam™ outsole, stock-fit rubber bottoms, STI Foam Lite 2 footbed and a heat transfer arrow logo. The Aventa ODB LX in black is part of etnies’ Skyline collection.
"This new foam is what I’ve needed for a while in shoes, the pinnacle of lightweight" — Tyler Bledsoe
Developed to be the most durable cupsole in skateboarding, the Marana’s lightweight, impact-resistant STI Evolution Foam™ midsole won’t pack out!
etnies Marana shoes were created as a rubber cupsole with an Evolution Foam™ midsole while the upper was injected with a rubber logo and a rubber toe cap for durability. For comfort and performance, it includes a padded tongue and collar, Pro 1 Polyurethane footbed and full-length flex grooves in the 400 NBS rubber outsole for ultimate flexibility. The outsole also features an exposed EVA Icon logo and a beefy tread designed to last by including both a traditional herringbone and car tire-like thread pattern.
"The longest lasting shoes I've ever skated" — Ryan Sheckler
High-Impact Rebound Foam
The clean looking etnies High Rise is the first mid to feature an exposed STI Evolution Foam™ outsole.
As a new style for fall 2013, the mid-top High Rise is built on the same outsole as the new Aventa, and features an STI Evolution Foam™, gusseted tongue to keep water out and stock-fit rubber bottoms. It also includes an STI Pro 1 footbed and stabilized rubber heel. The High Rise ODB LX in black is part of etnies’ Skyline collection.
High-Impact Rebound Foam
"I’m just grateful I don’t get bruised heels anymore" — Chase Hawk