i bought them from the official site of etnies and they are awesome
Posted on 8/6/2014
Etnies Marana E-Lite Skate Shoes
Super comfortable and durable the TPR toe cap is Super durable and i know it very much from the OG maranas whitch were also Super durable and the NEW maranas will be much better
Best Etnies Shoe Period
by Peter Dang
in Anaheim, CA
Posted on 7/30/2014
Etnies Marana E-Lite Skate Shoes - black
First impressions felt more comfortable, better fit, and more confidence than the original Marana (I've skated 3 pairs or the originals!). This shoe feels more protective without losing the feel of the board. The tongue was a little bit more cushion but never slipped out of center (it has inner elastic straps for this purpose). The flex is great and breaking it in only took an hour compared to the orignal Marana's which for me felt like a day or two! I loved the orignals but this is even better.
My only gripe is that the outer sole-to-back-heel rubber extension has a coating that scapes off revealing that the color is only surface applied (in my case, the version I own is the all black w/ white sole) meaning that this seamingly added tech feature was more for aesthetics and could have been thinner and also holistic (solid color all the way throughout. See my picture - taken after two weeks of skating).
In summary, a better heel support feeling compared to the original Marana's, better toe trim that extends higher for better wear coverage for heavy toe flip tricks and ollies, and an all-round performance upgrade - This is the best etnies I've skated so far period! I beleive this will go the distance and I look forward to owning another pair however it feels like it may take awhile to really wear them out - which is definately a good thing.