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Blog/Brand Bible/Merrell Outdoor Shoe Styles Explained
Merrell have an impressive range of outdoor footwear, with different styles boasting incredible technology for different terrains. As with any outdoor exercise, it’s important that you select your footwear designed on the climate and type of exercise you’ll be engaging with, so here our style guide highlights some of the most popular Merrell footwear styles, and a little information about them.
Style: Trail runner hiking shoes
Upper: Breathable mesh & waterproof leather
Sole: Rubber sole with grip technology
Extras: GORE-TEX lining, 5mm sole lug depth
Best for: Warm climates
Shop Moab GORE-TEX
‘Moab’ is the most popular Merrell shoe style both in the UK and internationally too! The leather and mesh upper combined with the GORE-TEX lining make this shoe breathable and waterproof, keeping your feet cool and dry.
Style: Hiking Shoes
Upper: Breathable mesh & synthetic leather
Extras: Lining and Footbed treated with M-Select™ odour control
Best for: Rocky and mountainous terrain
Grassbow is a light and agile shoe, designed to grip difficult terrains and keep a light air flow to your feet as they work hard. They’re made with impact protection technology,meaning they can handle a pretty tough hike and the odour control tech will keep them smelling fresh even after a gruelling workout.
Style: Cushioned hiking shoe
Upper: Synthetic leather and mesh
Sole: QForm® Comfort cushioned rubber sole
Extras: GORE-TEX lining, 5mm sole lug depth, lining and footbed treated with M-Select™ odour control
Best for: Long hikes and damp climates
Shop Siren Sport GORE-TEX
The Siren Sport GORE-Tex is a completely waterproof yet totally breathable hiking shoe. With a specially-designed cushioned sole for optimum comfort, these shoes will keep your feet cushioned over difficult terrains, with the cool mesh fabric allowing ultimate breath-ability.
Upper: Mesh & waterproof leather
Sole: Rubber sole and memory foam footbed
Extras: GORE-TEX lining, responsive cushioning system and omni-fit lacing system for the perfect fit
Best for: Long hikes and varied terrains
Shop All Out Blaze GORE-TEX
The All Out Blaze GORE-TEX is a super-comfortable and lightweight hiking shoe with lugs which will tightly grip the terrain whether dry or wet. The omni-fit lacing system and responsive cushioning in the footbed mean your All Out Blazes will fit you like a glove, allowing the perfect and personalised fit, moulding to meet your foot shape.
Style: Classic sport sandal
Upper: Pig suede
Sole: Rubber sole with air cushion in the heel
Extras: Lycra neoprene lining for padded comfort
Best for:Warm weather, all terrains
Shop Kahuna III
The Kahuna III is the new generation of sports sandal - cool, comfortable and practical for all-terrain walking. For the adventurous soul, the Kahuna III’s rubber sole with air cushion will provide total comfort and ease of wear for hours on end.
Style: Waterproof casual hiking shoe
Sole: Rubber sole with air cushion in heel and Lazy Foam footbed for comfort and perfect fit
Extras: GORE-TEX lining, memory foam footbed
Best for: Mountainous trails and hikes
Shop Annex GORE-TEX
The Annex GORE-TEX is the perfect casual hiking shoe. Waterproof and built for complete comfort with memory foam footbed and rubber soles with air cushions in the heel, these shoes will keep your feet happy as you hike for miles and miles. The breathable mesh will keep you cool and the GORE-TEX will provide unparalleled breath-ability.
If you’re not sure which of the Merrell range will best suit your needs, why not read our Walking Boots Guide for an in-depth analysis of which type of walking boots will best suit your needs.