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Etnies Semenuk Pro Review

Etnies were kind enough recently to send us their Etnies Semenuk Pro shoe for review. The MTB shoe from etnies was designed by MTB legend Brandon Semenuk. Read on to learn more about the shoe and how it scored in our tests.

Etnies Semenuk Pro Features

Designed by Brandon Semenuk himself, This shoe has an outsole tread pattern designed for multi-placement pedals with Force Shield reinforced upper. A hot-melted quarter panel with repel treated upper that blocks moisture. 3M Thinsulate lining and tongue gussets that shields moisture, dirt, and pebbles. Ankle Shield protects your inner ankle from the gears and bike frame. Lace pocket on top of the tongue and Pro Foam 1 molded PU footbed.

  • Designed by Brandon Semenuk
  • Outsole tread pattern designed for multi-placement for pedals
  • Force Shield reinforced upper
  • Hot-melted quarter panel
  • Repel treated upper blocks moisture
  • 3M Thinsulate™ lining
  • Tongue Gussets shields moisture, dirt, and pebbles
  • Ankle Shield protects your inner ankle from the gears and bike frame
  • The Lace Pocket on top of the tongue
  • Reinforced board-lasted Pedal Shank 1 in the midsole
  • Pro Foam 1 molded PU footbed
  • Action Nubuck/PU Nubuck/Cordura

Priced at £84.99 these shoes are very competitive when compared with other MTB shoes on the market.

Etnies Semenuk Pro


I’ve had these shoes for a few weeks now and I think these may be the best MTB shoes Etnies have made to date. An incredibly comfortable shoe that only gets comfier as it beds in. The sole features a tacky rubber with a tread pattern that allows for adjustability but for your foot to remain glued in place where it counts. The tongue is nicely padded offering the top of the foot plenty of protection as well as a shoe shape that keeps your foot secure without feeling tightly bound.

I also love the look of these shoes. The Semenuk Pro is available in three variants Dark Grey/Grey, Black/Red and Black/Green/Gold which is the version I have.

These shoes aren’t designed to be waterproof but the fabric does an excellent job of keeping your feet dry all the same. However, I wouldn’t recommend these for really wet days if you’re bothered about getting wet feet.

Like I mentioned above I have only had these shoes for a few weeks now so it’s too early to say how well these shoes will last under the tough conditions thrown at them from riding MTB. However, I am pretty confident these will easily take any abuse thrown at them. They are really well made and have reinforcement where it counts plus a well-thought-out and considered material choice.

I would certainly recommend the Etnies Semenuk Pro shoes which not only perform brilliantly but also look amazing, unlike many other MTB specific shoes which tend to look a bit odd.

5 / 5 Reviewer

What do you think of the Etnies Semenuk Pro MTB shoes? Fancy a pair to join your MTB riding kit? Let us know in the comments below.

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Will Brett-Atkin

Will Brett-Atkin

Will (@willbrettbikes) is the founder and creator of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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