Sad news have reached us today. Sole Tech, parent company of Etnies, Emerica, Altamont and ThirtyTwo, announced that they will be shutting down the éS skate shoe brand. Founded 16 years ago, we remember as if it was yesterday when the brand came onto the market with a strong push of athletic inspired skate shoes.

Sole Tech owner Pierre André Senizergues told Shop Eat Surf in an interview, “It’s a very complex market right now – there are a lot of brands, and a lot of pressure on the market,” Pierre said. “We feel it’s the time to simplify things.”

The Spring 2012 Collection by éS, will be the last one to be delivered to stores.

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