The Etnies Veer Michelin is very similar to the Marana, but 5 euro cheaper! The sole, developped by tyre specialist Michelin, will last you three times as long as your average skate shoe. The top is also reinforced to cope with your ollies and kick flips. Cup sole construction equals maximum ankle support. Down side? They offer less board feel and you need a while to loosen them up. But hey, have you seen how Ryan Sheckler skates these?