Started in 1986, the company was originally named Ethics, but in 87 switched to Etnies. In that same year, Etnies sponsored the first pro ever, Natas Kaupas. In 89 they moved the operations to America. In 1990, they sponsored Sal Barbier, which gave birth to the Sal23 shoe, which might be one of the most loved shoes in the industry to this very day. Now in its 22nd year of operation, Etnies still provides a shoe that gives skaters what they want: durability, style, and comfort.
Sean Malto takes control of the next step by making it much more protective, lighter, and adding a bit more function to the mix too. Add spring and control to your step by slipping into the functional-beauty that is the Etnies Malto LS Shoe. You'll be walking in the clouds. Features of the Etnies Malto LS Shoe include: Classic vulcanized one piece toe construction, Slimmer silhouette with reduced padding, STI Foam Lite Level 3 footbed for increased comfort and cushioning, 400 NBS rubber outsole, Designed and tested by Sean Malto.