I love these sneakers! I hadn't gotten myself a new pair of sneakers in many years.. after two kids and oncoming back problems I decided it was finally time I get some good support on my feet. Years ago Etnies along with DC were my two favorite brand sneakers, but I didn't realize the old skate shoe had changed and the design was no longer the same. When I started looking for a new pair of sneakers I searched and searched until I came up on these throwbacks.. which were literally exactly what I was looking for! I hope that skate shoe companies continue to keep this style around because the fit and comfort that comes with them is irreplaceable! Thanks for giving me exactly what I needed Etnies!