The etnies Highlite Shoes are so futuristic you'd think they were made for hoverboards. Breaking the mold of typical construction, the Highlites offer extreme durability in critical blowout zones, space age board feel, and are the lightest etnies skate shoe to date. Instead of throwing on a rubber sole, etnies has dramatically cut the overall weight of the shoe by using their STI Foam while still providing ample grip. To improve the lifespan of these booties, a burly silicone backed ollie area and one piece toe construction are included to put up with constant grip abrasion. The TPR heel wrap, inner bootie, and moisture wicking lining are all bonus features, proving that etnies really cooked up something good with this one.