These are great shoes, but as far as these being targeted for MTB use, I much prefer the reverse hex soles found on the "winterized" MTW's and SLW's. I have ridden in several versions of the Jameson over the last few years, but since first trying the SLW x32 around a year ago, I can't see myself buying anything with out the reverse hex soles.They have phenomenal, glue-like grip on pedals, and get traction on dry ,loose, hard-packed trails, or in wet slippery world cup DH rock gardens. I wish I could get Semanuk's shoe to show my support and would love to be able to get a more breathable, non-winterized, variant of any Jamesons with the reverse tread. If you brand managers plan on having any presence the freeride MTB/outdoor footwear market, not offering the reverse tread within this newly formed collection is a big mistake.
With over 30 years of building high performance footwear rooted in skateboarding and action sports, etnies is excited to elevate the mountain bike footwear category with the most durable footwear and the sport’s biggest name. As the pioneer he is, Semenuk worked with etnies to revolutionize mountain bike footwear to give him the support and protection his riding requires. The Jameson Mid CRANK is Semenuk’s signature model designed to provide advanced footwear housed in a super clean silhouette; and Brandon’s signature shoe is no different. This inaugural shoe offers mountain bike-grade stiffness with free-ride functionality and durability, providing a shoe that is as versatile as Semenuk.
- Designed by Brandon Semenuk
- Pro foam 1 insole
- Stroble board midsole for stiffness and pedal feel
- Asymmetrical collar for ankle protection
- TPU underlay on vamp for reinforced fit
- Grippy Geo-Hex tread pattern
- Extra PU nubuck
- Tongue gussets
Amazing shoes. Fits perfect, very comfy and they look great, absolutely spot-on. Haven’t ridden in them yet but they’ll definitely be my next biking shoes when I get another pair!
Great quality product, very comfortable. Marks come off quite easily too.
Best shoes ever! Very comfortable, look great, I will reorder this exact shoe the next time I am shoe shopping.
. I’ve run these through the grinder at Trestle Bike Park and on my local dirt jumps. Pedal feel and grip are solid and there is just the right amount of cushioning when you need to bail out. Size runs a little small. I wear an 11.5 in most Etnies skate shoes and had to go up to a 12 in these.
Please make a non suede version <3