Nicely constructed and seems to be holding up very well. Tongue isn't overly "puffed" which is a nice change. love that the toe-box has ZERO stitching makes them more durable when skated and no pressure points while breaking them in. Sole works very well on the board and seems to be holding up nicely too, like the board feel! I expected more from the foot-beds though thought there would be more cushioning there. The nubuck material that etines uses is a little stiff when new and takes time to break-in fully. Only complaint here that it took a few days of walking and skating to fully break em. Other than that a real nice skate shoe, clean and great looking, went with the black/dark grey/gum combo. Satisfied with them for the most part.
The Barge XL is a full puff version of the etnies Barge LS with maximum cushion in the tongue and collar lining. The upper is made with a combination of suede and action leather textiles with a blind seam quarter panel. An egg-crate construction in the midsole with a Foam Lite 1 insole and plenty of padding makes the Barge XL an incredibly comfortable shoe for everyday use. .
- Foam Lite 1 Insole
- Midsole egg-crate construction
- Maximum tongue and collar cushion
- Comfortable cupsole with plenty of padding
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Let me start this review off by saying I'm not a skater. I learnt how to do a kickflip when i was like 12, but thats like 16 years ago now, so I probably couldn't do it anymore. I just wanted to leave a review because I had a very positive experience with buying from the Etnies online shop. I ordered these shoes on Sunday, and they arrived on Wednesday. Given my location, thats damn near amazing. The shoes fit great and feel awesome. I've always loved this type of shoe model, ever since I owned a pair of Vans a long time ago, so these shoes will hold a special feeling of nostalgia for me for a long time. Thank you, Etnies, for having a great online service, coupled with some very nice products.
great skate shoe. comfy and basic classic skate shoe. not thin not to bulky.