Etnies Marana Mid Crank Flat Shoes
Who's this for: The Marana Mid Crank is made for riders wanting maximum support from their shoes. Suitable for all disciplines where flat pedals reign, be the AM/DH/DJ or any other non-acronym riding style.
Pedal interface: These are for flat pedals, using a compound engineered by rubber wizards, Michelin.
Closure: Standard laces here, with a tongue pouch to tuck them out of the way.
Upper materials: Leather and synthetic upper. 3M Thinsulate and Scotchguard protected. Injected rubber toe protection. Midtop construction for ankle support and protection.
Sole materials: Pro foam 1 insole. STI Evolution foam outsole. Newly developed tackier, grippier, Michelin rubber outsole compound.
Pros: Durable and protective.
Cons: Slightly movement restrictive, so may not be best for big days in the saddle.
Ratings & Reviews
Best for gravity
Spot on for gravity riding when you spend majority of your time standing on the pedals. Comfortable, good stiffness and nice amount of group , but still able to correct from weird foot positions. Not really grippy enough though for seated trail riding in comparison to 5-10’s.
Fantastic riding shoe. Feels nice and solid around your foot, yet remains very light. The sole is the main reason I purchased this model. Not only does it grip to any pedal, but it is very stiff. Dirt jumps, enduro/dh and bmx all see this shoe leaving my foot with almost no fatigue by the end of the day. Highly recommend.
Great value! Maybe order a size bigger though
These shoes grip as well as, if not better than, most other flat shoes I've tried. Had them a month so far, so about 10 rides, and they have hardly worn. Apart from riding great, they are also really good for wearing casually after a ride.
My only gripe is with sizing. I usually wear a US11 so went for this size, and it's just a little bit smaller than I like. Still fits fine, just a little tight.