Redesigning footwear from the inside-out
To ensure the legendary Merrell comfort lasts through years of activity and use, we talked to the people who know footbeds better than anyone – Ortholite. Footbeds by Ortholite are proven to keep their cushioning comfort much longer than conventional EVA footbeds.
Ortholite Comfort Foam Insoles are made with open-cell polyurethane that retains 95% of its cushioning after the first year compared to 30% for EVA footbeds. Open-cell foam also lets air pass through so the foot stays cooler and drier, meaning less odor and fewer blisters. Plus, an environmentally safe biocide has been added to assist in the fight against bacteria. This creates an optimal environment inside your shoe to enhance your performance experience.
Replacing existing footbeds with the thinner Ortholite Comfort Foam Insole makes hiking boots and any sports shoe fit better without mechanical stretching. The Ortholite Comfort Foam Insole supports and properly cushions the foot while giving it more room, so there can still be precise contact between foot and shoe without pinching or restriction.