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Sole Technology is a globally recognized leader in authentic action sports footwear and apparel that is available in more than 70 countries and is one of the largest private action sports companies. The company’s holdings include top brands — etnies, éS, Emerica and Altamont.
Our action sports footwear, apparel and accessories are renowned for comfort, style, function, innovation and durability. Sole Technology is the first and only footwear company owned and operated by a former world champion skateboarder. All Sole Technology products are created by action sports enthusiasts. They are truly authentic.
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies' vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre-André Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto-x and BMX riders and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities.
Like skateboarding itself, Emerica defies convention. In doing so, the brand has established a legacy of bold innovation that has changed the face of modern skateboarding. Since 1996, Emerica has provided no-nonsense skaters everywhere with the toughest and most functional skateboarding footwear and apparel available. Designed by skateboarders for skateboarding, Emerica products are created to withstand serious skateboarding abuse. Emerica is 100% pure skateboarding.
Since 1995, éS has been at the forefront of high-performance skateboarding, propelling the design of skate footwear and apparel into a highly athletic and technically advanced realm. Today, the éS legacy of leadership continues with innovations embedded in the stylish and technical skate shoes. The éS team is committed to delivering the best performing skate shoes to minimize the risk of injury and maximize skate time via advanced support, durability, cushioning and grip.
Cut from a different cloth... Unlike your average clothing company, Altamont drives progression by inspiring possibility in others. By elevating and upholding a tradition of rebellious expression as personified by those fearless artists and athletes whose input we combine every season and within each new collection, Altamont presents a candid snapshot of the rich diversity of ideas and influences that energize the scene.
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