Summer, to me, is all about etnies shoes, the Jameson Eco range in particular. We’ve covered them annually on this mag as they are a staple must for the warmer spells for a damn good reason, they just work.
This year’s Jameson Eco 2 has a Matt Berger signature on it and has been slightly rebuffed. Made, as ever, from both recycled plastic and recycled rubber, this version is a little bigger than the last and more built for a skate than a chill. Saying that, I’ve not been on a deck for 3 months due to injury so I can’t explain how they roll on a rig, but what I can tell you is that once laced up, straight out of the box, these are ready to serve.
The faux-vulc cup sole is supported by ye olde STI Foam Lite 1 insole giving you ample support and they certainly feel like they will save you more than the thinner versions when your heels hit the concrete. I wore these in a wet field for an entire weekend, camping and skating and they didn’t get wet inside once. Perfect for those who want to skate in British weather conditions.
The cherry on the cake though is that when you buy these shoes, etnies will plant a tree in Africa, giving this earth the support it needs to survive, just like when you support skater owned companies and keep the scene alive helping the right people behind it.
Seek them out in your local skate shop and search for the many colourways that are on offer. If you prefer a super slim version of these then look out for the new Jameson SL that looks peachy.