Insta-gratification: Etnies Marana

R.Sheck.NewShoePros & 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.



  1. J.Pokorny

    July 6, 2012 3:26pm

    i’m sorry, sheckler will never be admitted to “team handsome” since (in the infamous words of the beloved J.Dill) he is pretty much as “upriver” as possible.

    also, “team handsome” individuals don’t have pro model shoes priced at $84.95 that have amazing new technological feats in the skateboarding footwear scene, rather, the pro models adorned by said “team handsome” advocates sport just as expensive gravis/nike/habitat sneakers that have minimal padding and ridiculously minimalistic design. also optional (not endorsed publically by sheckler, either): artistically filmed pieces with cigarettes, coffee shops, guitar playing in obscure locations, and wallies.

    • Anonymous

      July 6, 2012 8:59pm

      Well, don’t let it deter you from his awesome rip-a-roonieness. He’s on his own level.

      p.s. CHILL OOT DOOD!!!

      p.s.s. Besides all that superficial surface level shit, I bet those shoes are DOPE!!!

  2. Anonymous

    July 6, 2012 4:59pm

    I would rather The Templeton 3’s shown 🙂 – Zack

  3. Anonymous

    July 6, 2012 10:42pm

    the sheckler 5’s are by far his best in my opinion

  4. Anonymous

    July 7, 2012 1:29am

    His house is on a street called Marana.

  5. Anonymous

    July 8, 2012 1:39am

    didnt the sheckler 6 just come out?

  6. Anonymous

    July 11, 2012 3:10am

    J.Pokorny needs to chill out. I don’t know if he’s(or she) being sarcastic or something, but just chillax.
    I’m glad to see another shoe with the functioning aspect of it being considered more than the form or style of it. But also, I guess that’s part of the cycle and the evolution of things to come out and develop the way they do.
    -Keep up the work RippedLaces

    • Barrry

      November 30, 2012 5:01am

      pokorny isnt saying anything bad about the shoe in fact he says “other pros don’t have pro model shoes priced at $84.95 that have amazing new technological feats in the skateboarding footwear scene” rather they have over priced shoes with minimal padding and design so lay off him. he just says that sheckler himself isnt “handsome

  7. Anonymous

    July 16, 2012 2:42pm

    Can’t wait to tell my friends I was right. I noticed that he was wearing a cup shoe at all the recent comps and no one believed me. I was right!

  8. Anonymous

    August 3, 2012 2:16pm

    i would get them if it weren’t for that gigantic etnies logo

  9. Anonymous

    October 17, 2012 3:10am

    Hi, the MARANA haves a insole from sti lab? If yes: is the FOAM-PRO 01 or 02? Foam-Lite 01 or 02? DTTF-PRO 01 or 02? Does it have the sti fusion technology?

    Thanks a lot, bye!


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