Etnies Plus is the new branch of skate brand Etnies that focuses more on skate lifestyle attire. These Califas boots are a collaboration with lifestyle brand The Lovewright Co. and they look pretty good!
Made with a sturdy welt construction, full grain leather, metal eyelets and sat on a US made Vibram outsole, on the outside these don’t seem terribly Etnies influenced, especially with the minimal amount of Etnies Plus branding. However, on the inside we see Etnies infamous STI Foam Lite insoles in use. Now, I remember when that technology started appearing in skate shoes a long time back and being amazed at the comfort; imagining them in a full leather boot is a beautiful thought.
Presentation is also top notch, with each boot being wrapped in what looks like co-branded polishing cloths and the entire package coming in a delightfully understated box.
Head over to The Original Store to find these for £150.