August 2017

If you had to name one thing etnies is really good at it would be their skills in producing damn durable skate shoes. The etnies Marana embodies this quality perfectly. In order to match the outsole to the upper’s longevity of Chris Joslin’s go-to shoe, they got Michelin on board. We proudly present: the etnies Marana x Michelin!

The Marana is probably one of the most popular skate shoes etnies has ever made. The classic which is loved for extraordinary durability has seen many variations. So far the only problem has been the fact that the resistant upper often outlived the outsole’s grip. Therefore, the collaboration with Michelin was an absolute no-brainer. Wait what, Michelin? Don’t they do tires? Exactly! The brand that supplies motor sports with world class products knows best how to produce the most grippy and abrasion resistant materials.

“The Michelin Marana saved my life. I swear the tire rubber compound helped with heel bruise. I got none when they should’ve exploded!” – Chris Joslin

While everything stays the same optically including a rubber toe cap, Pro Foam 1 insole and STI Evolution Foam midsole, the compounds of the Michelin Marana’s 400 NBS outsole has been refurbished and equipped with a beefy car tire inspired tread. This new sole construction is supposed to make this shoe 3x more durable than the regular Marana models. The flex grooves that you’ll find on the sole tread provide the cupsole construction with flexibility, reduced weight and superior boardfeel. You can get this innovative bombshell called etnies Marana x Michelin in the skatedeluxe online skate shop in four nice colour ways, two of them are Chris Joslin signature models.

By collaborating with Michelin, etnies once again managed to raise the bar when it comes to skate footwear. As a result, you’ll get an incredibly durable shoe with the etnies Marana x Michelin, whose functionality, performance and durability will be hard to beat. We’re looking forward to the wear test!


Just skate for fun, don't pick up a skateboard because you want to be a pro one day. Don't forget why you started skating in the first place. - Steve Caballero