It’s time for a full review of the latest addition to the Marana Bloodline, the etnies Marana E-Lite (plus a few surprises involving fire and various explosives).
Evolved from the original Marana (AKA “Marana OG”), etnies designed and developed the Marana E-Lite for Ryan Sheckler to take the abuse of his skating.
We recently got our hands on a pair and decided to do more than just a simple review. We had to see just how much this shoe could take in the Skatessentials Ultimate Torture Review video. In this video we put them through real torture by sanding, drilling, dropping, burning, explosions and more:
As you can see, the Marana E-Lite stands up to just about anything. It has a TPR toe cap to be strong and durable; ollie-proof. Is the TPR toe cap actually indestructible as claimed? After simulating close to 475 ollies, it did not even show much sign of wear.
This premium skate shoe also has high-impact resistance to protect your fragile heels. It uses STI Evolution Foam™ rebound cushioning across the midsole and outsole.
The wide elastic tongue straps provide a great fit while the mesh tongue ventilates well. The grippy outsole uses the traditional tread pattern design of the Marana.
Marana E-Lite Main Features:
• STI Foam Lite 1 insole
• Signature TPR toe cap
• STI Evolution Foam™ midsole and outsole
• 400 NBS rubber outsole
• Padded tongue and collar
• Lightweight and durable
• Oh so stylish and comfortable
Here’s a cool cutaway pic showing the major elements that make up the etnies Marana E-Lite:
Bottom line: This is one of the best skate shoes available!
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