ETNIES THANKS SKATEBOARDING FOR ITS FIRST 35 YEARS First Skater-owned Footwear and Apparel Brand Celebrates Anniversary with a Look at its Past, Present and Future

News release by etnies

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Lake Forest, CA | January 06, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

As a skateboarder-owned brand that has remained true to its mission since 1986, etnies thanks skateboarding for an unforgettable 35-year ride! In 2021, etnies salutes its past, enjoys the present and looks to continue pushing the limits in the future.

etnies CEO, owner and a skateboarder, Pierre-Andre shares the brand’s story in a video released today.

Making history in 1987 with the creation of the first pro model skateboarding shoe, the etnies Natas, was only the beginning. The skateboarders behind etnies were joined by legends to create the Rap, Sal 23, and pro shoes for Arto, Sheckler, Elissa, Dill, Nathan Williams and more.

Through the years, etnies has continued to support the skateboard, snowboard, BMX and MTB communities. Over the span of three decades, the legends on etnies’ roster of riders gravitated toward authenticity and the brand’s support of the community with events like the GvR, giving 50,000 pairs of shoes to the homeless and planting more than 2 million trees in the rainforest through the Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree program.

etnies looks to the future and remains driven to taking steps toward sustainable living in our world. Being owned by a skateboarder has allowed the brand to prioritize making shoes that last longer, with innovative materials like Michelin rubber, and minimize the footprint left behind.

2021 etnies Teams

etnies Skate Team:

Ryan Sheckler

Chris Joslin

Nick Garcia

Aidan Campbell

Trevor McClung

Matt Berger

Barney Page

Nassim Lachhab

etnies BMX Team:

Jordan Godwin

Chase Hawk

Nathan Williams

Tom Dugan

Devon Smillie

Felix Prangenberg

etnies MTB Team:

Brandon Semenuk

Emil Johansson

etnies Snow Team:

Jeremy Jones

JP Walker

Chris Grenier

Scott Stevens

Zeb Powell

About etnies:
Built by skateboarding since 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre Andre Senizergues, is to remain the leading skateboard footwear company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and MTB riders, and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit


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