Thursday, July 5, 2012
Insta-gratification: Etnies Marana
Pros & managers are releasing sneak peeks at an alarming rate on instagram. With that said, expect to see these "insta-gratification" articles more & more each week in case you can't keep up with your insta-feed. Although pros are always likely to promote themselves & their product, this time around it was sole tech's own @Don_Brown who released this photo onto da 'gram. If all goes well & falls into place, we'll be bringing you an exclusive review on this mysterious new pro model that everyone has been talking about down the line. For now, we'll bring you the info that has surfaced due to our investigative journalism & the fact that we're just as pathetically in love with Shecks just as much as this man. Future team handsome inductee anyone?
The shoe Ryan is holding is known as the "Marana". If you're keeping count, you can just call it the Sheckler 7. Seeing as how we googled the word "Marana" and got nothing, we'll just assume that there is some significance in the word to Ryan and move on.
As you can tell, it's a cupsole designed shoe by the man holding it. The release date as of now is Fall 2013 & the price point is yet to be determined. Considering the quality & technology going into the shoe, we'll take a shot in the dark & go with $84.95. Don't quote us though, we're just having a lil "the price is right" kind of fun. Some of the direct features include an injected rubber toe cap, injection EVA midsole & 400 NBS rubber with deep Flex grooves. With all this sitting on top of a cupsole, it seems like a throwback with some modernized slimming to it. The Marana reminds us of one of our old favorites but it's by all means skinner & by the looks of it, a lot lighter. From what we're told, in that photo, the Marana has only gone through 2 weeks of hard skating & by Sheckler standards, that's some crazy shit. If it can hold up that long for him, we can't wait to get our hands on a pair for review.
Expect Ryan to fuck shit up in the coming months in the Marana or catch him wearing it in his new Youtube series.
Hope you had a dope 4th.