As a brand rooted in board sports, the outdoors and fashion, MAKIA’s collaboration with etnies was a perfect fit to create simple yet fashionable footwear made to be worn in the great outdoors. The collection of classic shoes includes small details, artwork and materials that draw inspiration from camping during the spring season. The ripstop nylon that tents are made of and lace eyelets from hiking hardware can be found on the etnies Barge LS shoes, while the Dapper features insoles with an image of a lakeside sunset.
Here along the SoCal coast, we know a think or two about beaches, sunshine and miles of smooth concrete, but we also know it ain’t that easy for a lot of our skateboard brethren. That’s why we ventured to Finland with the Makia crew for a taste of their Scandinavian Spring blend- equal parts urban lifestyle, countryside spirit and gratefulness for the end of another harsh winter. There in the beautifully rugged coastal landscape, we found inspiration for basic layers, warm fleece and sturdy construction. Don Brown and Natas Kaupas, on the other hand, found a playground on the seemingly unskateable rocks of the Finnish archipelago. We camped; we saw; we conquered. The result is our Spring 2013 Makia & etnies Collection. Watch, shop & enjoy! -etnies