At this years Agenda LBC, we witnessed some new colorways of the newly debuted Marana E-Lite. When concluding a series as successful as the Marana collection, you should expect an increase in technology, durability and design. Surely enough, that’s what we saw when looking at all the latest offerings from Etnies.
As a brand with a deep catalog of skate shoes, there’s endless possibilities to explore when designing footwear. With that in mind, it’s no wonder Etnies has been sampling color patterns and even classic signature designs within their SP15 footwear. While revisiting their past, a slew of new models have been making just as big as a stir, such as the Marana E-Lite.
The return of tech is in full swing, and with models like the E-Lite bringing style, durability and protection to consumers everywhere, we can only expect it to fulfill its high expectations. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the E-Lite is that it’s literally lighter than its predecessors. And yes, even lighter than the Vulc Marana model. The raised TPR around the ollie area adds even more style to this practically indestructible shoe. Carryover traits like Sheckler’s European tire design are still feature on the outsole with some minor changes. The E-Lite is the shoe you already love (if you skated the OG Marana), only better.
This 1993 classic gets updated for 2015. The Lo-Cut is being reintroduced as a way of paying homage to a classic skate shoe. This modernized version is coming in a slimmed down upper but still features its known cupsole construction. The retro colorway (that everyone seems to be embracing) is expected to return during January 2015. Bring out those khaki cargo’s and wallet chains y’all, the 90’s are back.
Of the entire catalog that we saw at the Etnies booth, one shoe has got our immediate attention. The Jameson E-Lite is the latest installment of the deep-rooted Jameson collection and its being endorsed by no other than Julian Davidson. Between the STI evolution foam midsole and a grippy outsole, this cupsole construction should give off the feel of a chiller model while functioning like a traditional skate shoe. Don’t forget about the lightest shoe in all of skateboarding either. Tyler’s colorway is trippy, as expected…
Active should have most of these models in their current colorways now but be sure to look for all of these SP15 colorways when they drop in January.