Etnies is a manufacturer and retailer of action sports footwear and apparel. Etnies is a footwear brand based in Lake Forest, California, United States (US), and owned by Sole Technology, Inc.. As of 2012, the company sponsors professional skateboarders and releases signature shoe models.With a dual-density STI Evolution Foam midsole and outsole, the new Scout three-point sandals are so incredibly lightweight, they’re practically weightless! The anatomically correct cushioning STI Evolution Foam footbeds are so durable, they’ll never lose their shape. These sandals also feature neoprene-lined mesh textile uppers with TPU welded logos. Instead of being die-cut from a sheet, STI Evolution Foam soles are made by a special molding process that produces no waste. Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and skateboarder-operated global action sports footwear and apparel company.ï¾ 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 is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating functional products that provide the most style, comfort, durability and protection possible.ï¾ etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world-class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto-x, and BMX athletes and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities.