i had no idea what etnies were.....had to google, still not quite sure. Are they retro pumps of some sort ?
If i'm honest initially i thought they were some sort of physical ailment....like swollen ankles or bingo wings or a type of foot fungus. Not that bingo wings are an ailment or swollen ankles is the correct medical term.
I don't consider myself an old fart, but even though i'm only a few years older than than young Joe i'm definitely too old to know or care what the skaterdude fashion is. That whole look goes completely over my head just like chavwear and hiphop style 10-sizes-too-big trousers.