Merrell Execs Say These Are the Brand’s 10 Best Shoes of All Time

Peter Verry
·3-min read

Merrell has spent decades catering to the needs of adventurers and nature lovers alike. Along the way, fans have become enamored with seemingly endless boots, shoes and other silhouettes the brand offers, making it difficult to decide what the 10 best Merrell shoes of all-time are.

Below, execs share their thoughts on the 10 best Merrell shoes that outdoor fans embraced the most.

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“When people close their eyes and imagine a hiking boot, whether they know it by name or not, they probably envision the Moab. We are proud to have built a lightweight hiking boot that has invited 25 million everyday people to explore places previously reserved for accomplished outdoor experts.” — John Burch, SVP of global footwear

To Buy: Merrell Moab 2 Mid, $135


“Merrell invented the after-sport category with our Jungle Moc. It’s still the world’s go-to rugged slip-on, and we are excited to continue evolving the collection with modern new colors and fresh takes on our icon for years to come.” — Lindsey Lindemulder, marketing director

To Buy: Merrell Jungle Moc, $85


“All the fit and comfort that made Merrell famous in hike, built into a trail-running collection. What we are really proud of is developing men’s- and women’sspecific versions, as well as all the unique colorways and collabs for this collection.” — Shaun Bohnsack, VP of product management

To Buy: Merrell Nova 2, $110


“The brand’s easy-on, easy-off hiker has become an underground favorite over the years, thanks to its reptilian adaptability. Ultra-lightweight with durable construction, Cham is now on its eighth iteration and is a go-to shoe for day hikers, as well as a personal favorite of mine.” — Erika Derylo, performance marketing manager

To Buy: Merrell Chameleon 8 Leather Mid; $180


“We were inspired by Merrell’s women’s collective, a group of 50 women who advise the brand. The shoe fits and feels like a sneaker but wears like a hiker. Its women-specific fit and design make the shoe truly tailored to her.” — E.D

To Buy: Merrell Bravada, $100


“Our performance-inspired Hydro Moc launched in 2019 and took off in 2020 as a comfy lightweight slip-on. We are releasing new colorways this summer with additional eco-friendly features launching down the road. It’s been fun to see the shoe grow in popularity and be styled by a ton of different people in different environments.”

To Buy: Merrell Hydro Moc, $50


“We broke the rules of winter boot-making when we stripped Thermo Rogue of all the traditional bulk, replacing it with lightweight technologies that do what heavy foams and insulations did before.” — E.D.

To Buy: Merrell Thermo Rogue, $220


“Wilderness is the iconic ‘forever boot’ for outdoorspeople. Beautifully crafted with luxury materials, Merrell’s comfort technology and those signature blue laces, it’s truly the boot of a lifetime, in our perspective.” — J.B.

To Buy: Merrell Wilderness, $400


“Compared to traditionally dyed shoes, the Undyed Collection significantly reduces water use and saves energy while employing recycled materials. The line includes eco-friendly iterations of fan-favorite performance trail runners and is a huge step forward in our mission to protect the trail.” — S.B.

To Buy: Merrell Vapor Glove Undyed, $110


“Merrell all but revolutionized the barefoot trail-running category when it brought Trail Glove to the masses. It’s an iconic trail runner to have in your rotation for when you want to connect to the earth and strengthen your feet.” — E.D.

To Buy: Merrell Trail Glove 5, $100

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