I was so excited about these, love the mint color, great style. Laced them up and tried them on, but they felt cheap. On one of the shoes, it was substantially digging into my big toe due to poor construction. Not only that, but they were too big, probably by a half size. I returned them, but even the return process was a huge hassle. If you buy, I recommend going a half size down and good luck getting a pair without defective construction.
As a part of the etnies ICON Collection, the Czar is a re-issue of an iconic style that has been released from the etnies archive. Staying true to the classics, the Czar has a mid-puff silhouette with plenty of padding. It features deep multi-directional flex grooves on the forefoot tread with classic double strobel stitching on the outsole sidewall for durability.
- Foam Lite 1 Insole
- Midsole egg-crate construction
- Mid-puff silhouette with padded tongue & collar
- TPR toe cap underlay
- Classic double strobel stitching on the outsole sidewall
- Deep multi-directional flex grooves on the forefoot tread
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Girlfriend loves them, very comfy, withstood kids, and the color is mint! Literally and figuratively 🤣
Nothing beats a thick chunky skate shoe. Especially if you grew up in the 80s or 90s. I'd say late 90s early 2000s is when etnies made their debut on my feet finally. The light pastel blue and white czars were my favorite shoe. Someone stole them out of my gym locker in highschool. I was pissed. The next pair, enter my emo phase I had the black and hot pink ones. I searched the internet near and far. I really wanted to find the old school czars. The womens light pastel blue and white ones. Brings me back to the good old days. These shoes legit feel like I'm wearing slippers. If etnies makes the throwback czars in the light blue, I'll be first in line to order at least 5 pairs. Best shoes ever. Nice thick chunky tongue makes such a difference in the comfort of a shoe. Weird but true. 5 stars for me. Thanks etnies.