Introducing The Aurelien: Aurelien Giraud's New Signature Shoe from etnies

The All New etnies The Aurelien Shoe

Get ready to kickflip into the world of skateboarding with a brand new signature shoe that's about to revolutionize the game! We are thrilled to introduce you to "The Aurelien" – an epic collaboration between legendary skater Aurelien Giraud and Etnies. This cutting-edge sneaker is not just another pair of kicks; it's a game-changer designed for style, performance, and shredding the streets like never before. So lace up your shoes, grab your board, and join us as we dive deep into what makes The Aurelien stand out from the crowd in our exclusive sneak peek!

Introduction to The Aurelien

etnies is proud to introduce The Aurelien, the new signature shoe of French skateboarding phenom Aurelien Giraud. The Aurelien was designed in collaboration with Giraud to create a shoe that meets the demands of his unique blend of street and technical skating.

The Aurelien features a clean, minimalist design with a focus on function and durability. The upper is made of durable suede and Synthetic leather with reinforced stitching in high-wear areas, and the outsole features Etnies' proprietary NEW lightweight STI Performance Level 1 insole for superior cushioning and impact protection. The result is a shoe that looks good and performs even better."

About Aurelien Giraud

The unknown kid from Lyon, France, to win Tampa Pro in 2015 is now notoriously known worldwide. Aurelien Giraud has since gone on to stand above numerous podiums, including Dew Tour, where he made his debut appearance in 2019 with a first-place finish at an Olympic qualifier.

After taking first place at Dew Tour near the end of 2019, 2020 kicked off with Aurélien turning pro for Plan B. Turns out that year started off on a positive note, for some. As of late, Aurélien is seeking out new ways to amaze us.

Having previously based himself in his hometown of Lyon, skating at the Gerland skatepark, Giraud decided to up roots and move across the Atlantic Ocean in 2021. The Frenchman now lives and skates in Encinitas, California, on the United States West Coast, where he says he feels "immersed in the skateboard culture here every day".

Features and Benefits of the Shoe

The new Aurelien shoe from Etnies is packed with features and benefits designed to help skaters take their skating to the next level. The shoe is made with a durable, comfortable and supportive upper, and features a responsive foam midsole for cushioning and support. The outsole is made from a grippy rubber compound for excellent traction, while the toe area is reinforced for added durability. The shoe also features a hidden lacing system for a clean look, and an internal heel counter for increased support.

  • STI Performance Level 1 insole
  • System Flo2 provides air to flow around the foot
  • Force Shield reinforced upper
  • Hidden toe cap, extends into the ollie area
  • Elastic tongue straps for superior fit
  • Padded tongue and collar lining locks foot in
  • Hidden lace loops
  • 400NBS rubber offers grip and board feel
  • Suede/Synthetic

Design Inspiration Behind The Aurelien

etnies is excited to introduce the Aurelien, their new signature shoe from French pro skater Aurelien Giraud. Today, very few pros get their own signature model (most get a colorway of a team model), so it's always a big deal when someone does.

The Aurelien was designed in collaboration with Giraud and inspired by his unique style of skating.  Aurelien took a lot of inspiration from the etnies Windrow when designing his own signature shoe for etnies.

The shoe features a clean, minimalist design with a focus on comfort and performance. The upper is made of durable suede and the outsole features Etnies' proprietary STI Performance Level 1 insole for superior cushioning. The result is a shoe that looks great and feels even better when you're skating.

etnies is stoked to offer the Aurelien to skaters around the world and we can't wait to see what they do with it.

Product Review

These fit very similiar to the Windrow as that is what the Aurelien took a lot of inspiration from.

Quality: 10/10 The build quality and overall craftsmanship/quality control was on point. The suede was buttery and the synthetic “leather” was soft.

Overall 9.8/10: We are so stoked Aurelien got his own signature shoe you can tell etnies and Aurelien took their time with this shoe but also did not add too much to the shoe and overdue it. These shoes will look great skating and going out.


Where to Buy The Aurelien

If you're looking to buy The Aurelien, look no further than, we got you covered. The shoe was designed by pro skater Aurelien Giraud, and it's a high-performance skate shoe that's built to last. With a durable suede upper and a reinforced toe cap, The Aurelien is ready for anything you can throw at it. And with ETNIES' all new STI Performance Level 1 insole, you'll be able to skate all day in comfort. So if you're looking for a new go-to skate shoe, pick up a pair of The Aurelien today.


With its sleek design, lightweight, superior comfort and performance features, the Aurelien is sure to be a hit with skateboarders. Its combination of classic style and modern technology make it perfect for any skater, no matter their skill level or personal style. We can’t wait to see what other exciting releases Etnies has in store for us next!