The most durable skateboarding shoe on the market has partnered with one of the world’s top manufacturers of premium rubber to develop an outsole that is 3 times more durable.
This shoe was carefully crafted, piece by piece, for professional skateboarding. Its fused-on injected rubber toe cap makes it super hard to wear through, the lightweight and impact-resistant STI Evolution™ Foam midsole doesn't pack out, enhancing the cushioning of the Polyurethane footbed and the non-slip grip outsole's thick tire tread with deep grooves just doesn't wear down. Durable is an understatement. The Marana was born to skate and hold its own.
As the new manufacturer of the Marana outsole, Michelin’s challenge was to extend the longevity of the outsole by using the rubber and tread from a tire. The aim was to increase the durability of the outsole, while still retaining the same basic aesthetics that skaters love in the Marana. The criteria for the new rubber compound had to be lightweight, flexible, grippy and most importantly, more durable than ever.
As a special edition, this shoe comes as a collaboration with the party brand Happy Hour Shades. Whether you want to shred the park four hours or cruise to the next bar and shotgun a beer: the Marana X Happy Hour has got you covered!
One of the few big skate brands to have its roots in Europe, etnies have been making skateboard specific shoes and apparel since 1989. With a huge heart for the environment, they set up the "Buy a shoe, plant a tree initiative" in 2011 and have successfully planted over 1 million trees. Now that's what we call dedication to the cause.