words // Brandon Richard

Worn by pro skater Ryan Sheckler during the X-Games, Street League and other 2012 events, the etnies Marana has officially launched.

Sheckler's latest skate shoe was designed piece by piece to blend strength and style. Tech features include an STI Evolution Foam midsole, a non-slip grip outsole and an injected toecap, making the Marana the most durable shoe Ryan has ever skated.

“I’ve been putting up photos on Instagram since I started skating the Marana’s and kids are freaking out because they want them so bad," said Sheckler. "Now they’re available and I want kids to have these. It’s amazing how long you can skate this shoe. They don’t rip, the toe cap doesn’t wear down and it’s the best jumping shoe I’ve ever had. It’s just an all-around solid skate shoe.”

The Marana is available now for $75 at etnies.com and etnies retailers in the Red/White colorway Ryan has been seen wearing this year, as well as an all-black style.

Click here for a full interview with Ryan conducted by etnies.

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