I got the previous generation of this shoe just a couple of months ago. The design looks to be very similar to these shoes. I really liked the fit. It's very comfortable but tight enough to prevent sliding. The laces and rubber are high quality, and stand up to a little bit of abuse while skateboarding. If you are getting these for skateboarding, consider getting a more expensive Etnies shoes if you can afford it, as the cloth will wear through before too long, especially if your ollies consistently rub above the rubber guard. Overall a very nice shoe, just not ideal for use as a skating shoe.
The RLS is a fully deconstructed lace-up style inspired off the original etnies RSS. Its silhouette is low profile as it sits on top of a vulcanized outsole. The Geo-Hex tread pattern provides optimum grip while an egg-crate construction in the midsole keeps the shoe light while adding extra cushioning under your foot.
- Geo-Hex tread pattern
- Low toe box, keeping the vamp closer to your foot