Fit & Sizing
The Etnies Marana Michelin Joslin is available in men’s sizes from 5-14 in medium width. It's true to size, but many testers have revealed that it runs narrow, so a half size or one size up may be necessary. Those with wide feet might not find a very good fit with this shoe as it gets smaller towards the toe, as attested by many individuals.
Substantial support for the foot can be expected with the sneaker's suede and canvas upper. The ankle can move freely because of the low-top collar. Flat laces complete the classic look, securing the foot and keeping the fit snug.
Canvas and suede make up the smooth-looking upper of the Etnies Marana Michelin Joslin. Its skate style is emphasized by the hidden lace loops that help in protecting the laces. There is also some padding on the tongue and collar to provide comfort for the ankle and to aid in performance. Etnies logo branding is found on the sides and at the back heel near the collar.
Signature branding by Chris Joslin is also on the tongue and insole. Rounding off the exclusive appeal is the Michelin logo on the heel tab. Perforations along the toe help keep the sneaker ventilated. Michelin’s rubber compound is incorporated on the outsole, complete with a tire tread pattern to deliver longer-lasting support.
Etnies Marana Michelin Joslin History
Etnies is an American shoe brand that produces footwear and apparel for skateboarding, surfing, and BMX and motocross riding. It was formerly a rising French shoe company named Etnics, which was established in 1986. It’s derived from the word “ethnics,” referring to the skateboarding community as a sub-culture. Due to some legalities, the brand was renamed Etnies.
Former pro skater Pierre Andre Senizergues took over the business after a few years, taking it to the United States. Today, its headquarters are in Lake Forest, California. As the first footwear brand to be owned by a former professional skateboarder, Etnies has grown to be a favorite in the skating community. Its shoes are constructed to provide proper support and sleek styles for skaters at budget-friendly prices.
One of the brand's sneakers that has stood the test of time is the Marana, an Etnies style staple that has since been reimagined with different designs and editions. The brand further improved this modern classic by partnering with French tire company Michelin, with a goal of enhancing the durability of the outsole. Michelin rubber tires are world-class implements that can be heavily relied on, and the compound was added to the Marana to make it three times more durable.
Meanwhile, popular skater Chris Joslin has collaborated with Etnies to create his signature shoe. The result of both of these partnerships is the Marana Michelin Joslin, a straightforward skate sneaker that can be used for any activity, whether on the board or off. It's packed with Etnies technologies to deliver a comfortable and sturdy ride, something that will last for a long time.