Merrell FLEXconnect™ technology supports the natural flexing of a foot in motion to enhance agility on any terrain. Anatomically-inspired, bidirectional flex grooves allow the foot to move naturally on uneven ground, providing improved ground connection and stability.
The Bare Access XTR features FLEXconnect™ technology.
An impact-absorbing pod under the heel to reduce stress on the foot with each step.
The Cham 7 Slam Luna features Air Cushion Technology.
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The COMFORTBASE™ footbed and midsole technologies are designed with breathable foam cradling your foot, increasing shock absorption and all day cushioning. Delivering an underfoot comfort experience that returns energy where it’s needed most – in your feet.
The Moab Vertex Vent Comp Toe Work Shoe features the COMFORTBASE™ Technology.
Vibram® Megagrip is a high performance rubber compound featuring unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces. It offers the optimal balance of grippiness and durability for outdoor activities.
The Men's Ontario 85 Mid Waterproof features Vibram® Megagrip technology.
Shoes engineered with GORE-TEX® membranes combine durable waterproofness and optimized breathability, offering enduring waterproof protection and optimized climate comfort.
The Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® features GORE-TEX® technology.
Certain shoes require the best fit possible so we developed customized, unique-to-Merrell knit and woven materials that meet the durability and quality standards you’ve come to expect from Merrell, engineered to perform during all of your adventures.
The Range AC+ features 3D Stretch Knit.
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BOA's patented system consists of three integral parts: a micro-adjustable dial, super-strong lightweight laces, and low friction lace guides. Each unique configuration is engineered to optimize fit and provide precision, adaptability, and control.
The Rove Mid Knit uses the BOA® Fit System.
There’s no doubt Clark Matis is driven. You don’t become an All-American Olympian and avid outdoor enthusiast without being driven to be the best! This ambition is a magical mix of dedication and desire that shines through in his ongoing role leading Merrell’s brand innovation team. Since the beginning he’s been known to put every pair of Merrell’s through its paces. Personally testing them to ensure they have the right combination of comfort, performance and stability.
Clark is also the design wizard behind some of the most lasting and popular styles. His magic
can be found in the Wilderness, Moab, Chameleon and, of course, the iconic Jungle Moc. His
commitment to excellence is matched only by his passion for designing product and working to find
breakthrough innovations. Keep going Clark, we can’t wait to see what magic you dream up next.
Randy Merrell, originally a custom cowboy boot-maker, broke new ground when he first applied his craft to hiking boots. At that time, boots were ill-fitting, heavy and stiff. He knew he could do better. And he did, quickly gaining a small, but loyal following of outdoor enthusiasts, who appreciated the comfort and functionality of the lightweight hikers. Randy’s magical blend of materials and technique soon found their way to the masses in the form of a blue-laced hiking boot — the Wilderness. A style that’s just as popular today.
Randy has since left Merrell, but his uncompromising approach to boot-making live on in
every piece of footwear we create. It’s the magic that remains – a commitment to comfort, design,
durability and versatility that was so important to Randy, and that we at Merrell have the
honor of continuing.