Merrell is a highly successful brand of walking shoes and boots.
In the early 1980’s, two ski company executives, Clark Matis and John Schweizer, joined Randy J. Merrell, who made top-end custom boots that sold for $500 a pair.
The idea was to design a more affordable high-performance boot. This was developed in 1982 and by the mid 1990s; Merrell hiking boots were being sold in 22 countries.
Merrell’s most iconic shoe, the slip on Jungle Moc, was a runaway success and by 2009, the company had sold 10 million pairs.
In 2007, Merrell expanded their ranges to include clothing and accessories and by 2010, the brand was being sold in 151 countries.
Today, Merrell is a keen ambassador of the great outdoors and supporter of several initiatives to get people out and about whether in parks, wilderness, trekking, hiking, walking, running.
Merrell walking footwear at Simply Hike
We’ve got a range of Merrell hiking shoes at Simply Hike, for men and women. Merrell are an established brand that understands the different requirements of walkers, runners, hikers and trekkers.
Merrell are an established brand who produce technologically advanced hiking shoes and boots suitable for a wide variety of uses. Each model has its own specific features to suit the terrain, climate and level of wear the shoe will receive.
Technologically, Merrell are constantly improving their hiking footwear to ensure they’re as fit for purpose as they can be. Support is provided in all the right places and you can walk naturally and in comfort.
Merrell Q-Form® technology, especially for women
Merrell are front runners when it comes to technological advancements in women’s hiking shoes.
This is evident in Q-Form® technology, a breakthrough in women’s outdoor footwear. A midsole that cushions, supports and is tailored specifically for women’s feet and the way that women move, which differs from how men do. Women’s strides when walking and running are not the same as men’s.
The Q-Form® moulded midsole has 3 levels of firmness and a patented air cushion. This combination creates a more fluid stride for women, more comfort, extra stability and longer life for the shoe.
The proper support and gait re-direction given by the Q-Form midsole helps to alleviate discomfort and lessens the shoe’s wear and tear because the pattern of wear is evened out.
This revolutionary technology has taken into consideration the difference between men and women had how they move. The Q-Form midsole allow a woman to move naturally and comfortably by cushioning and supporting the stride.
All our Merrell women’s walking shoes and boots here at Simply Hike contain this Q-Form technology so you can rest assured that your hiking shoes will be working with you to provide optimum comfort.
Merrell walking shoes and boots for men
The men’s Merrell Chameleon3 and Outbound ranges are made using Gore-Tex® technology, to keep your feet dry and wick away moisture created by your feet, increasing Breathability. This is especially important for use in hotter weather and for blister management.
The Merrell Chameleon3 Ventilator is made from suede leather for durability and mesh for Breathability, essential when moving fast over stones and rocks. Toe bumpers help to prolong the life of the shoes. The Merrell Chameleon comes with an Ortholite Anatomical Footbed to provide cushioning, comfort and support. Linings are that treated with Aegis Antimicrobial solution to help prevent foot odour.
Merrell are a global brand that continues to succeed by never resting on their laurels in terms of innovation and improvements. Their walking and hiking shoes and boots are being advanced as seasons go by, and with their revolutionary Q-Form technology, women’s walking shoes are more comfortable to wear than ever before. Merrell’s designs are great for everyday wear around town as well as on adventures.