Verdict from 29 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers find the Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+ to be very comfortable.
  • Some purchasers claim that this shoe is so far the best walking shoe they ever owned.
  • Most wearers said that this kick fits true to size.
  • The Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+ is available in a number of colorways in the market.
  • It is lightweight, which some shoe users find ideal for all-day wear.
  • A number of consumers agree that this pair could be a perfect choice for warm weather as it is breathable.
  • The shoe is utilized ethically sourced materials making it a vegan-friendly pair.
  • The Merrell 1six8 Lace AC+ is an excellent product for its price, according to several buyers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few users of this shoe disclosed that the pair feels wider than expected.

Bottom line

The Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+ is a stylish casual shoe specially made for the ladies. It boasts of a modern and lightweight design that provides excellent comfort and breathability. This kick is also equipped with a few of the brand's technology such as the Air Cushion+ and M – Select FRESH that provides a comfortable ride and hygienic purpose respectively.

Its aesthetic is also offers a more stylish look when compared to the traditional Merrell shoe. Moreover, it is also ethically sourced that could resonate with vegan consumers.

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Good to know

The Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+ is exclusively offered in women’s sizes that range from size 5 to 11.5. This kick generally fits true to size, but some have reported that it could be wider than standard sizes. Fitting it in person is recommended.

Donning a more minimal and casual style, the Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+ is an ideal everyday pair for its comfort and stylish look. Pair it with shorts, jeans, or joggers for a laidback kind of day, but it is in its truest element with sports apparel.

This pair's upper is crafted from a mesh material with synthetic overlays that provide breathability and structure respectively. It is also good to know that all the materials utilized in this shoe are vegan-friendly. Pull-tabs are strategically placed on both the kick's tongue and heel as an aid when putting it on. The shoe's collar is lightly padded for extra comfort and cushioning.

The Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+ also features a number of the brand's technology like Air Cushion+ for a more comfortable ride, the Fit.EC technology blended in the EVA of the footbed for added comfort, and M – Select FRESH to keep odor at bay.

More than three decades ago, Randy Merrell an expert in producing well-made cleats rose to fame amongst outdoor fanatics because of his excellent handmade cleats. These cleats were specially made to endure nature's roughest terrains. As a result, Randy's dedication in creating high-quality cleats earned him the recognition for the "best hiking cleats" by the Backpacker Magazine.

Merrell, after a few years, decided to widen their expertise from hiking and custom-built cleats to introducing their first ever cross training pair in 1993. From then on the company has been manufacturing footwear that is more casual and lightweight than their previous products. Today, Merrell is directed towards releasing more lifestyle-based products without stirring away from their core values.

One of the brand's latest offering is the Merrell 1Six8 Lace AC+. This shoe is a women's exclusive release and could be found under the brand's 1Six8 collection. The 1Six8 collection houses the more casual footwear with mesh uppers and more lightweight construction.

  • The shoe is available in B – Medium
  • Its insoles can be removed.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.