For those who are serious about their outdoor pursuits, it has to be Merrell. Since 1981 this well-known American label has been creating tough, enduring, innovative apparel and accessories to suit hikers, adventurers and outdoor explorers, and today they continue to deliver a line of men's Merrell trainers, boots, knits, outerwear and much more. For the men's Merrell trainers collection, expect to see everything from quirky colour-pop high-tops and slip-ons to rustic, rugged running shoes with ergonomic, cushioned footbeds. Antibacterial properties, stretch Lycra detailing and waterproof outers ensure the highest levels of comfort and performance.
The Men's Merrell Sneakers Buying Guide
With a focus on comfort, durability, design and versatility, Merrell produces a range of innovative and functional outdoor-ready sneakers you can rely on in even the most adverse conditions. Built for performance and enhanced with ground-breaking technology, the American label creates sneakers for hiking, training, trail running and everything in between. Read on for our Merrell men’s sneakers buying guide, which will help you narrow down the style that best meets your needs and the size you should go for.
The Most Wanted Merrell Sneakers
Merrell Nova Sneakers
Created for running on moderate trails, Merrell’s Nova sneakers are crafted with an abrasion-resistant textile and TPU upper and set on a shock-absorbing EVA foam midsole for stability and comfort. The vegan-friendly design boasts a lace fastening, breathable mesh lining and TrailProtect™ pad to keep feet feeling cushioned on longer runs over debris and obstacles. This pair comes complete with a rock plate for protection.
Merrell Trail Glove Sneakers
Merrell’s pioneering Trail Glove sneakers were created by studying the foot in motion, and are designed to enhance stability with every movement. Insulated for protection against the cold, the Trail Glove features a mesh and TPU upper, lace fastening and a Hyperlock™ TPU film heel counter for security. M Select™ FRESH antimicrobial agents and a breathable mesh lining help keep your sneakers odor free, while the TrailProtect™ rock plate protects feet from underfoot debris as you run.
Merrell Accentor Sneakers
With its suede leather and mesh upper, breathable mesh lining and protective rubber toe cap, Merrell’s Accentor sneakers will cradle your foot for all-day comfort. This lace-up pair features an M Select™ DRY impermeable membrane for water protection, and a Merrell Air Cushion in the heel to absorb shock and add stability. The removable Merrell Kinetic Fit™ BASE contoured insole, compression molded EVA midsole and M Select™ GRIP provide flexible support, stability and durable traction.
The Merrell Sneakers Sizing Guide
Merrell sneakers use US sizing, and you can use the below chart to find your corresponding UK, European or Japan sizing.
For example, if you usually wear a men’s UK 8 or European size 42, you should buy your Merrell sneakers in a 8.5.
How To Care For Your Merrell Sneakers
Merrell recommends cleaning its sneakers on a regular basis, by brushing away any surface dirt with a soft brush. After heavy wear, sneakers should not be cleaned in the washing machine and should instead be hand washed with mild soap and warm water. Rinse off all soap residue to avoid attracting more dirt to your Merrell sneakers.
Avoid using a tumble dry or exposure to direct heat to dry your sneakers, and instead remove the insole and laces and dry naturally at room temperature. Putting your sneakers next to direct heat can cause damage to the adhesives or materials used in constructing your footwear.
Merrell also recommended treating your sneakers with a specialist leather or suede protector to prolong their life.
- Do Merrell sneakers come in a wide fit?
The brand’s sneakers come in two different widths; medium and wide. Merrell’s medium-width shoes offer a standard fit, while the wide fit provides a more roomy, spacious fit for those who need it.
- Do Merrell sneakers come in half sizes?
- Merrell sneakers are available in half sizes, to ensure you find your most comfortable fit. Most of the brand’s sneakers also fit true to size, but in Merrell’s Trail Glove sneakers, it is recommended that you order a half a size smaller than your typical size in this particular design.
- Are Merrell sneakers waterproof?
Any Merrell sneakers that feature GORE-TEX technology or M Select™ DRY will be waterproof, durable and breathable. M Select™ DRY, featured in Moab 2 and Yokota 2 styles, is an impermeable membrane that seals out water and lets moisture escape. The GORE-TEX waterproof membrane and bonded InvisibleFit construction, seen in the Zion Boa and MQM Flex sneakers, ensure feet remain protected in the wettest conditions yet fits and feel like an unprotected shoe.