- The Merrell Crush Glove is vegan-friendly which means that it uses zero animal products in its construction. A breathable mesh makes up the upper of this shoe. Synthetic leather overlays reinforce the mesh fabric for protection and support.
- The midsole is made from compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) foam that provides shock absorption and is firm enough to provide stability. It uses a Vibram Chrysalis Glove rubber outsole that is meant to deliver traction on most surfaces.
The Merrell Crush Glove only comes in women’s version and runs true to size. It is available in B - Medium width. The upper, though made of mesh, has synthetic overlays that prevent it from stretching too much. It will best accommodate ladies with narrow and medium-sized feet. In-person shoe fitting is advised to acquire a secure and comfortable fit.
The Crush Glove features a Vibram Chrysalis Glove rubber for the outsole. Vibram outsoles aim to provide a high degree of abrasion resistance and traction on various types of surfaces. The tread pattern used in this model employs a combination of small suction cup-like disks and horizontal lines, ensuring the grip. Flex grooves adorn the underside, facilitating multi-directional movements and proper foot flexion.
The shoe utilizes a CMEVA foam footframe. It extends to the back of the foot and wraps the heel to keep the foot stable. The foam is rigid but is able to attenuate shock and prevent discomfort.
The Crush Glove features a microfiber footbed. It uses the M-Select FRESH technology that wicks sweat away from the foot. It also has antimicrobial agents that fight off odor-causing microbes in the shoe.
The Merrell Crush Glove utilizes a Strobel construction wherein the upper is stitched to the insole. This architecture is claimed to offer better support and flexibility in the upper compared to other types of implementations.
The breathable mesh allows heat to dissipate and ensures that the foot chamber is well ventilated. Synthetic leather overlays reinforce the high-wear areas such as the toe box, the midfoot, and the heel.
It features a traditional lace-up closure with webbed eyelets. The system keeps the foot locked in place while the user is in motion. The laces pass through a single slot on top of the tongue to keep it from sliding to the sides or bunching in the front. The tongue also protects the instep from becoming irritated by spreading the pressure across the foot.
Soft fabric lines the inside of the shoe. It is treated with AEGIS Microbe Shield, an antimicrobial agent, that helps in odor control.