I've been buying Etnies Maranas for over a decade. These are very comfortable, and breathe, but because they are black and the material is pleather-like, they get hot very quick in the sun. The new material makes them look like a normal pair of kitchen shoes after a couple of weeks, not very stylish after the normal creases start to form at all. Was also expecting them to be "Slim" in design (Thinner material maybe?), but they seem thicker than the normal pairs I've always bought.
Lite, comfortable, grippy, good looking, stylish. I am not a biker or a skater, as everyday shoe for jumping climbing working hard, this is great brand and great shoe for kicking around!!!!