If you follow my articles, you will remark that I am a sneaker freaker and I love to test different shoes. Why? It is to explain, but since I was in the clothing industry for over 20 years, my passion for fashion is still there. I like to analyse shoes and how they are made and specially if they do what it says it does.

When Etnies asked me to review the Jefferson MTW, I said yes right away. I wear Etnies since I am about 12 years old. First because I was doing mountain biking and skateboarding and I always liked their designs. I hear you: Jonathan do you have a biaised opinion of the product since the love is real? I will answer you that: For me, if a product does not deliver, I will say it.

The shoes

I received the the brown/gold/black color and I must admit it is the perfect color to match almost anything. Even tho they look like a regular skateboard mid shoes, the winterized version of the Jefferson Mid consists of their Repel Technology, which is water resistant in the snow and rain. Tongue gussets to keep your feet dry and warm. Pure gum rubber outsole compound with a particularly low freezing rate. How amazing is that? I can add that with a regular merino wool hiking socks, at -20 celsius I was doing fine for in and outs of my truck and a small walk around the lake.

In conclusion

For under 100$ usd you have a great looking,warm and winter friendly shoe. It is a yes for me!

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Ever since he can remember he was riding bikes not being attracted to video games. In his teenage years he was racing bikes until he had a big accident that slowed him down and at a certain point he stopped riding. It is few years later that came he back on a bike and got the ‘’bug’’ again to be more serious about it and started a bike related blog. It is after a trip during covid that he realized that it would be great to talk about all his outdoor passions but with the perspective to inform the regular non technical people. This is how Allday magazine was born.