Ryan Lay's Etnies Jameson HT

New vegan skate shoe. Mix of canvas, vegan microfibre suede, and hidden rubber toe cap. Just what had suggested. Always good to see vegan skaters. Thank you, Etnies. Remeber when Etnies were only available in skate shops? Good thing times change. 

Says Thrasher:
"Gathering inspiration from Ryan Lay’s personal life choice and his performance needs in skateboarding footwear, etnies set out to create a durable, high-performance skate shoe for all vegan skaters." Check out the video.

Says Etnies:
"The Jameson HT is an all VEGAN high top designed for vegan skateboarder, Ryan Lay. Developed with all animal-friendly materials, it is made with a combination of canvas and a synthetic suede upper for a long-lasting skate shoe. Built by Skateboarding, the Jameson HT features a hidden toe cap for added durability and the team’s favorite Geo-Hex tread pattern for grip. With an egg-crate construction in the midsole, it offers vulc-like board feel in a faux-vulc cupsole."

Says Ripped Laces:
"The Jameson HT features synthetic suede throughout the toe along with a hidden flow molded toe cap underneath for added durability. As one of the few high top cupsoles in the skate market, the shoe’s appeal hits in all the right places; not only does it provide long lasting support and durability, but it also provides peace of mind for those conscious of our environment. The vegan-friendly model is out now and comes in two initial colorways: a straightforward black/white/gum and a playful grey/black/silver animal pattern designed by Lay’s good friend, Michael Worful of the Skate After School program."

"Item Code: 4101000468/979


  • All Vegan and animal friendly materials
  • Hidden toe cap under vamp for extra durability
  • Faux-Vulc cupsole construction
  • Midsole egg-crate construction for vulc-like board feel
  • Geo-Hex Tread Pattern
  • Foam Lite 1 Insole
  • High top silhouette for ankle support
  • Microfiber Canvas"

UPDATE 30 June 2018:
Check out this wear test video with Ryan Lay himself.