Shoe of the Week : Etnies Barge LS

Company : Etnies
Skater : Team Shoe
Weight : 13oz.
Construction : The low-profile, vulcanized Barge LS is a team favorite that features slim, deconstructed styling with a thinly padded tongue and collar, incorporated 400 NBS rubber outsole and an STI Foam Lite Level 1 footbed for comfort. The thing that sets this shoe apart and helped to make it the "shoe of the week" was the price. This shoe, which we have in multiple colors, is only $55 retail. For those of you with your VIP Shack cards it comes to $46.75. For a brand new, skateable, durable, good looking shoe, that price is almost unbeatable. The dudes at Sole Tech (Etnies, Emerica, and ES) have realized that while a ton of hype from sneaker heads has driven up the price of most shoes in the market, actual skaters still need affordable options and don't give a shit about posting their new shoe pics on instagram and making sure they keep their box to add to the collection. This shoe is meant to be bought buy someone who will skate the hell out of it, it is then supposed to be enjoyed while getting tore up, patched up with crazy glue or shoe goo, tore up again and eventually tossed away. Come grab one of these or the Leo Laced, Reynolds Low Vulcs, Lakai MJs, or any other sub $60 shoe that you will love up until the day it inevitably blows out.