Sizing: The Etnies Veer skate shoe fits true to size. I suggest you to get it in your normal shoe size. No heel slip offs.Nice and secure fit.
Boardfeel/Grip: The Etnies Veer skate shoe is the newest addition to the Etnies footwear collection and it has plenty of similarities to the etnies marana shoe.Although both models feature the Michelin rubber compound in their outsoles, the Veer model has the updated version with a different trend pattern. The shoe has a nice boardfeel and for a cupsole construction it might feel a bit stiff in the beginning but as soon as it breaks in, it gets this nice flexibility that we are all looking in our skate shoes. The Michelin outsole already tested in the Marana and the Joslin models is a pretty grippy outsole which never going to disappoint you.
Shape: The Etnies Veer model has a similar shape to the Marana skate shoe. In fact, when i first got them in my hands, my first thoughts through the photos about how similar these 2 models look became true. The toe area has exactly the same shape to the Marana which is long and pointy and gives you a nice flip. Furthermore, the tongue has the similar ‘toe holders’ above the second last lace loops that if you want you can use to keep your tongue in a specific position. Even the overall ‘size’ of the shoe, which is not bulky but not slim as well, reminds of the same size of the Etnies Marana.
Durability: At first i was a bit suspicious about the durability of this shoe as i saw a lot of stitching taking place in the toe area. Surprisingly this shoe is a very durable one. In fact the suede and the stitching held really good after 10 sessions as you can see in the images below. Not a lot to say about the Michelin outsole as it is an outsole which lasts 3x more times that usual outsoles and as you can see it is still in a pretty solid condition.
Cushioning: Checking the insole of the Etnies Veer skate shoe i was a bit disappointed in the beginning as it is a normal foam insole and not the STI foam insole that i was used to see in the Marana and Joslin models. Although, the cushioning of the insole was nice and the shoe felt comfortable and also even landing on some primos didn’t hurt which means that the Michelin outsole absorbs a significant amount of impact among with the foamy insole.
Style: As previously said, if you are a fan of the Etnies Marana style then for sure you will like this one too. The Etnies Veer differences to the Marana is a)the insole, b)the suede toe are instead of the rubber compound in the Marana , c)the logo on the side panels. Otherwise the shoes are similar and they both have this nice cupsole skate shoe look. Personally, i find this shoe pretty stylish with a balanced size between what slim and what bulky means. For sure a shoe worth trying it out that will offer you a great performance.