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In celebration of Nick Garcia and Willow making the jump from amateur to pro, etnies has issued special "Earn Your Stripe" colorways of the RCT shoe for both team riders. Additionally, the company launched a split-screen documentary depicting each skater's unique journey.

As a tribute to Nick and Willow's dedication to the lifestyle, etnies is also inviting skaters around the world to earn their stripe by submitting personal 'sponsor me' videos, with the reward being a year's supply of etnies shoes. Nick and Willow will review all entries and pick the top three finalists. From there, the public will vote on which skater has earned their stripe. Contestants can enter on the Earn Your Stripe page.

Both 'Earn Your Stripe' RCTs are available for $60 at etnies.com.

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