The Etnies Marana is a durable cupsole with an STI evolution foam midsole. For durability, the upper includes a fused on, injected rubber toe cap making the Marana a tough and long-lasting shoe. For comfort and performance, it includes a padded tongue and collar, pro foam 1 polyurethane insole and full-length flex grooves in the 400 NBS rubber outsole for ultimate flexibility. It also has hidden lace loops for lace protection, while the outsole features an exposed STI evolution foam icon logo and a beefy tread designed to last by including both a traditional herringbone and car tire-like tread pattern. Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and skateboarder-operated global action sports footwear and apparel company.ï¾ etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today, etnies’ vision is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating functional products that provide the most style, comfort, durability and protection possible.ï¾ etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world-class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto-x, and BMX athletes and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities.