Rob Dolecki was cruising with the Etnies crew from their trip demo’s they did the week before with Dan’s Comp. After that, they stopped in Minneapolis for the Journey’s Backyard BBQ. Rob got bored and pulled out his camera and decided to shoot a few photos fro a gallery you can find over on the DIG site. You can find me creeping in the background. Hopefully Journey’s posts up some of my photos soon.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be making the drive up to Minneapolis for the Journeys Backyard BBQ at the Maplewood Mall. Corey Martinez, Nathan Williams, Ruben Alcantara, Brian Kachinsky, Aaron Ross, Tony Hamlin along with some of the Etnies skate team and Metal Mulisha dudes will be doing demos and signing autographs. They will also have bands like the Plain White Tee’s playing. If you can make it, do it. It’s a free event and it’s going to be a damn good time!
“etnies and Dan’s Comp team riders Chase Dehart, Tony Hamlin, Corey Martinez and Nathan Williams are gearing up for their East Coast Tour. From the Big Apple to the Windy City, the team will be making three stops along the way for riders and fans to meet up and ride with the team as well as scoring free product from etnies and Dan’s Comp. The tour starts in NYC on May 18, ending in Chicago on May 28th. ” – Etnies.
It looks like Nathan Williams and Corey Martinez are getting the full hook up from Etnies. Not only will they be rocking their shoes this year, they will also be wearing their apparel as well. Here’s a few words from the dude, John Povah.
“Etnies is committed to BMX and its growth. With the progression of the team, it was only natural that etnies have BMX riders on footwear and apparel, representing etnies head to toe. Nathan Williams and Corey Martinez are two very talented riders that bring their own unique approach and style to BMX. Please welcom Nathan and Corey to Etnies apparel” – John Povah / Etnies BMX Team Manager
Etnies have added Luc Legrand to their Europe team. Check out his welcome edit above to show you exactly why he’s on the team. Soooooo good.
Filmed and edited by Hadrian Picard
Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Etnies recently gave away 2,000 pairs of shoes and 3,000 hot meals to the homeless of Los Angeles. That’s pretty wild. Here’s a few words from Etnies about it…
“This year marks the Los Angeles Mission’s 75th anniversary, and Pierre-Andre Senizergues, etnies owner and CEO, with an etnies crew helped them celebrate last Friday by giving 2,000 pairs of shoes to the homeless. Over the last 13 years etnies has flowed 32,000 pairs of shoes to homeless people living in Los Angeles. Click here to see a video of the event and hear from Skid Row locals.” – etnies.com.
A few weeks ago, I got my hands (or feet?) on a pair of the new colorway of the Aaron Ross signature Etnies Number mids. I figured there had been a lot of hype about the shoes, and they seemed to be designed real well to hold up to BMX. At least, I’d hope so. It’s Aaron’s shoe and he needs something that can hold up to the riding he gets into. I decided it would be a good idea to give these a go for a few weeks and see how well they held up. So let’s take a peek…