The Etnies Marana skate shoes are made to endure the harsh realities of skateboarding with a fused-on, injected rubber toe cap and impact-resistant STI Evolution Foam midsole that won't pack out. The outsole is constructed of 400 NBS rubber in a tried and true tread. These are the only shoes that Chris Joslin skates, so you know that they're quality.
- Etnies x Michelin
- Pro Foam 1 Insole
- PU Rubberized Toe Cap
- Gum Rubber Outsole
- STI Evolution™ Foam
Cupsole - Durable and shock-absorbing to provide the best impact protection against hard landings. Cupsoles generally last longer than a vulcanized sole but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.
Pro Foam 1 Insole - Pro Foam is the next step up from the Foam Lite insole and provides added cushioning and support while skating. These PU foam based insoles also provide great comfort. Pro Foam 1 is made of single density PU foam.
PU Rubberized Toe Cap - Added durability where your shoe needs it most, this polyurethane material helps protect your shoes from the constant abuse you throw at it.
Gum Rubber Outsole - Made from 400 NBS Gum Rubber giving the shoe long lasting, durable grip.
STI Evolution™ Foam - STI Evolution™ Foam replaces EVA, PU, and heavy rubber with a durable, impact resistant, and ultra lightweight cushioning foam that can be used as a single solution for the midsole and outsole of skate shoes.
After about 5 sessions, you can barely tell that rubber toe cap is starting to get wear ( WAY better than I expected!) the suede upper still looks brilliant and clean. If I can find these on sale again next time I need new skate shoes, these are definitely first pick. FYI, I only wear these to skate, not day to day walking.