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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $75
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The Etnies Marana Vulc MT is a mid-cut sneaker that offers adequate ankle mobility and support. With a lace-up construction, it gives a secure and flexible fit. The rubber printed toe cap provides durability, allowing skaters to perform ollies and other tricks. The sturdy suede uppers perforated on the side, as well as the mesh tongue and collar lining, deliver breathability. To keep the feet protected from hard objects, it has nice cushioning thanks to the STI Evolution Foam insole. Men can choose from sizes ranging from 5 to 14 US.

Casting a mid-top silhouette, the Etnies Marana Vulc MT holds simplicity yet bold enough to display a hip look. Aside from performance, you can count on its style to match a variety of casual clothing. Show your on-trend and street style looked with a pair of distressed denim jeans, skinnies or shorts and topped with a graphic or plain tee. You can also wear this kick with khaki pants along with a cotton long-sleeved shirt for a smart look. 

Amid the striking features of the Etnies Marana Vulc MT is the STI Evolution Foam insole that offers sufficient cushioning and impact resistance, keeping the feet protected. Adding dimension, it has stitching detailing around the padded collar which gives an added comfort and support.

Etnies is a skateboard and lifestyle brand that was founded by two French designers in 1986. Initially, the brand name was “Etnics,” but it was replaced with “Etnies” because of legal issues. After several years, a former professional skateboarder in the name of Pierre André Sénizergues decided to acquire the brand. Under the conglomerate of Sole Technology Inc., Etnies joined other brands such as eS, Emerica, and Thirtytwo.

As Pierre André Sénizergues headed the brand, Etnies continues to deliver durable footwear that can also be counted when it comes to style, comfort, and performance. Aside from developing shoes with innovative technologies, the brand also manufactures and launches an extensive line of apparels and accessories while staying true to its environmentally friendly values.

Among Etnies’ sneaker iterations is the Marana Vulc MT, a slender version of the Marana OG which has a reinforced mid-top upper that offers support. The mid-top silhouette sits atop of a vulcanized outsole that provides optimum board flex and feels. For lace protection, like most skate shoes, it also features hidden lace loops.

  • Present on the lateral side of the upper, the Etnies’ trademark arrow logo is embossed.
  • The STI Foam insole is made of recycled rubber, lessening environmental impact.

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