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10 reasons to buy

  • The Etnies Marana XT Sheckler is applauded as a great skate shoe due to its incredible durability and superb impact absorption.
  • Its insoles are removable and display the pro skateboarder's signature logo.
  • Most of the consumers admired the kick's style and perceived it as cool looking.
  • It feels great and provides excellent protection and cushioning ideal for all-day wear.
  • The shoe is lightweight.
  • It fits true to size, according to the majority of reviewers' opinions.
  • A few wearers were delighted that Sheckler's signature colorway of Dark Grey/Black/Red is attention-grabbing and garners compliments every time it is worn out and about.
  • The new toecap design enhanced the shoe's overall durability against grip tapes.
  • Most recommended it for skateboarding and daily use.
  • A significant number of buyers found this kick to be a great product at a very affordable price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some skaters wished its sole were vulcanized for added board feel.

Bottom line

The Etnies Marana XT Sheckler boasts the same updated materials and innovative technologies as the XT, but Sheckler's signature colorway model brings a fresh new look to the latest addition to the Marana Bloodline. This kick protects your feet while you deliver good flicks and will last you a long time. If you're a technical skater or are seeking a pair with maximum longevity for your buck, this shoe would suit you well.

Facts

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Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Etnies Marana
Price: $80
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The Etnies Marana XT Sheckler is solely offered in men's sizes that stretch from 5 to 14. Ladies who'd like to own a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. Few wide-footed users disclosed that the kick felt hard and stiff at first but shaped into their feet after a few days.

This cupsole kick provides the classic board feel but without the thickness of some skate shoes. Moreover, its reinforced heel, padded tongue, and shock absorbing STI evolution foam midsole work together to provide excellent impact cushioning.

Retaining the Marana XT's streamlined good looks, the Marana XT Sheckler comes bathed in a combination of neutral colors such as gray and black with a pop of color red that elevates its overall look and demands attention. Pair this low-top kick with casual staples such as joggers and cuffed jeans for a laidback day or opt for cropped trousers or loose pants for a day in the skate park.

As this kick is basically the Marana XT, it also features the exposed STI Evolution Foam in the midsole to replace the usual EVA. It is highlighted by a contrasting color to make it stand out from the rest. Its PU flow-molded toecap enhances wear and tear areas for longer lifespan and protection. The Etnies Marana XT Sheckler, in particular, comes bathed in a Dark Grey/Black/Red colorway.

Initially founded by two French designers in 1986, Etnies was called "Etnics" at first, which was derived from the word Ethnic. But within the first year operations, the company had to be renamed due to legal issues.

A former professional skateboarder named Pierre André took charge of the company in 1989 as he was nearing his retirement during that time. With this acquisition, Etnies became the very first skateboard shoe company to be owned and operated by someone who is an actual pro skateboarder.

Today Etnies is one of the subsidiaries of a company called the Sole Technology that's based in California. Although owned by another company, Etnies is still said to be running under Pierre André's leadership. The brand remains popular for putting technologies that put protection, performance, comfort, and style as the essential factors in their shoes. Moreover, the brand now expanded its inventory to include apparel and accessories.

In the early 2010s, the demand for a Ryan Sheckler signature shoe was so high that Etnies had to release the product one year earlier than expected. This shoe is called the Etnies Marana, which according to Sheckler is the most long-lasting shoe he ever skated. The Marana birthed the Marana Bloodline collection in 2013 and had since flourished into other versions. The latest is the Etnies Marana XT, which was released in Spring 2016. Eventually, Sheckler's signature colorway was introduced and aptly called it the Etnies Marana XT Sheckler.

  • It is available in Medium width.
  • Perforation detailing is placed all over the shoe for added breathability.
  • A Chris Joslin signature colorway is also offered.
  • The Marana Bloodline includes a Vulc, Michelin, Elite, and Vulc MT versions of the shoe.
  • This kick's STI Evolution technology was an invention from Sole Technology's STI Lab.

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