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Technology

We Perform Outside

On every kind of terrain, in all kinds of weather. We make the gear that gets you out there.

INSOLES

Insole Base Insole Tri
CONTOURED SHAPE AND INTUITIVE SUPPORT
Contoured like your foot. Kinetic Fit insoles provide flexible, intuitive support for connected and protected movement.
TRIPLE-ZONE ARCH SUPPORT
Structured zones at the three primary arches of the foot provide light support throughout the day.
Insole Advanced Insole Elite
ENHANCED HEEL STABILITY AND HEEL CUSHIONING
Enhanced heel and arch structure with integrated cushion pod reduces foot fatigue providing medium support for demanding pursuits.
ENHANCED HEEL STABILITY AND FULL FOOT CUSHIONING
Maximum support and long lasting comfort for extended periods of standing or walking during demaning pursuits.

MIDSOLES & PLATFORMS

Flex Index FlexPlate
FLEX INDEX - UNDERFOOT FLEX RATING SYSTEM
Everyone has individual preferences around pack hike boot flexibility. That's why we created the Flex Index - a rating system that grades our pack boots from most flexible/connected to most rigid/protected. This allows the user to quickly identify and select the experience they are seeking.
FLEXPLATE™ - TUNED STABILITY AND PROTECTION
Merrell Flexplate™ technology integrates a lightweight, full foot stability plate with strategically placed outsole pods to provide stability, underfoot protection, durability, and integrated grip. Variable material composition offers optimal rigidity at one end of the plate and optimal flexibility at the other.
M Select Cush Q Form 2
M SELECT™ CUSH - ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT CUSHIONING AND PROTECTION
Entirely reformulated, M Select™ CUSH midsoles combine the benefits of EVA and rubber to produce an extemely lightweight material that porvides long-lasting rebound and excellent traction. It is 40% lighter than its predecessor, which adds up to going farther, faster, more comfortably.
Q FORM™ 2 - COMFORT TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN
Created to specifically address the needs of active outdoor women, G Form™ 2 technology is designed to work with the unique movement in a woman's stride. Women generally have shorter arches and greater muscle elasticity. The way women's hips are angled (called the "Q angle" or quadriceps angle), also affects the way her body moves. Q Form™ 2 technology combines a supportive insole and naturally stabilizing midsole construction to work with these unique motions, maximizing comfort.

AIR CUSHIONS

Air Cushion heel Air Cushion VIZ
AIR CUSHION - TARGETED HEEL CUSHIONING
Air Cushion technology improves the overall comfort of a shoe by placing an impact-absorbing pod under the heel to reduce stress on the foot with each step/ The pliable material lessens impact during heel strike, and helps cradle the heel to maintain proper alignment during step-through resulting in greater comfort all day.
AIR CUSHION VIZ- FULL WIDTH HEEL CUSHIONING
Air Cushion Viz technology places a wide cushioning zone under the full width of the heel to absorb impact and cradle the heel for optimal stability and support. This encourages proper alignment of the stride and offers improved comfort for extended wear.
Air Cushion plus
AIR CUSHION+ - LIGHTWEIGHT FULL-FOOT CUSHIONING FOR ALL DAY COMFORT
Dimpled for your pleasure, our Air Cushion+ technology provides a combination of solutions for the ultimate heel-to-toe air-ride cushioning experience. Its dimpled design both reduces weight and creates cushioning air pockets that run the length of the foot. An additional heel insert reduces heel impact for even more comfort. Air Cushion+ also goes a step beyond cushioning with strategically placed lugs designed to further reduce the overall weight of the shoe while still providing exceptional durability and traction.

OUTSOLES

Grip Grip plus
M SELECT™ GRIP - TRACTION TUNED TO YOUR TERRAIN
M Select™ GRIP provides reliable traction for a variety of outdoor surfaces. Designed with grip and durability in mind, these outsoles handle everything from city streets to rugges trails.
M SELECT™ GRIP+ - EXTRA TRACTION TUNED TO YOUR TERRAIN
M Select™ GRIP+ provides a trackier grip specifically designed for trail running while still maintaining durability for rugged terrain.
Vibram
VIBRAM®
We proudly equip nearly all our multi-sport and hiking shoes with Vibram® outsoles for two reasons. First, no company does a better job of creating lug patterns that provide stability in all conditions, with no lugs placed under the arch, so your foot flexes more naturally for greater comfort. Second, they've created two advanced rubber compounds - Trek and TC5+ - that provide sure traction on both wet and dry surfaces in even the most extreme temperatures.