Facts

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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Collection

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

Price
$80

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most comments mentioned that the women’s slip-on shoe fits true to size.
  • The Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+is extremely lightweight because of the Merrell Air Cushion+ heel to toe air-ride system with strategically placed lugs.
  • The strategic placement of fabric and mesh in the right places makes this sneaker feel airy and well-ventilated.
  • Some noticed that there is hardly any foul odor coming from the used footwear because of the cushioned footbed with organic treatment prevents feet from being smelly.
  • A few reviewers mentioned that the feet feel protected from impact and comfy with the Merrell Air Cushioned Heel.
  • Lightweight design and cushioning paired with the EVA midsole prevents feet from feeling fatigue even after extended wear.
  • Quite a lot of customers love walking and running errands while wearing the Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+.
  • A group of reviewers finds the EVA midsole light and bouncy adding the shoe could be worn all day without them feeling tired.
  • The rubber outsole of this low-top slip-on has decent grip and traction according to some wearers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some commenters noted the difficulty in putting on the Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+ because of its tight-fitting entry at the collar.
  • A considerable number of users claimed the foot slides from the heel because of poor arch support.
  • A couple of commenters claimed that while the collar fits well the toe box felt too broad.

Bottom line

The Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+ is an affordable women’s all-day slip-on sneaker priced at only $80. The budget-friendly kick features an open air mesh upper using the newest Air Cushioning technology from Merrell that promises heel to toe comfort. The FIT.ECO blended EVA contoured footbed is equipped with organic odor control while its midsole raises comfort levels and stability.


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Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+ History

American shoe company Merrell has gone a long way in developing designs to cater to younger sneaker fans.The Rockford, Michigan-based company, from being a custom boots maker in 1981, now sells more than 10 million kicks yearly in more than 151 countries while operating 116 of its concept stores worldwide with annual transactions reaching more than $500 million.

Since it was founded some 37 years ago, Merrell was able to produce impressive shoe designs mostly built for the outdoors. Shoe models are coming out of their creative pool models for trail hiking or running.However, as part of their goal of varying their shoe models, the company started making casual lifestyle sneakers and walking shoes such as the Merrell 1six8 Mic AC+ intended for the female market.

The Merrell 1six8 Mic AC+ is an outdoor slip-on for women in vibrant and neutral colorways that encourages one to explore the world by foot. With its superior cushioning and supportive sole, the design which was only launched in 2016 promises users that they are going places with the lightweight shoe.

The 1six8 Mic AC+ from the American brand also brings back to mind its principles of four core values of Comfort, Durability, Design, and Versatility that has moved this company slowly to the top because of its innovative shoe designs.

Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+ Style

Intended to be a woman’s all-day slip-on, the Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+comes in four exciting colorways to fit everyone’s fashion and mood. From the neutral Black and Grey tones to the vibrant Shaded Spruce and Amaranth, the colors bring to life the kind of relaxed feeling the slip-on design displays.

Every woman that slips on this unique design quickly gets the feeling they can go around town without the hassle of that tying shoelaces. The breathable mesh fabric also helps a lot in keeping the feet breathing when traveling or just running errands during the summer months.

Fit & Sizing

The Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+ runs true to size with a padded collar and a pull tab at the back for easy on and off. It comes in medium width in women’s fitting, and the sneaker ranges from US size 5 to 11.5.

Notable Features

Most striking among the features of this fabric and mesh combination sneaker is the Merrell Air Cushion+ heel to toe comfort that can be felt in the air-ride system with strategically placed lugs for an extremely lightweight cushioning. The slip-on women’s kick also boasts of a FIT.ECO blended EVA contoured footbed with organic control that prevents foul odor from building up.

Additional Info

  • An EVA midsole ensures stability and comfort for the Merrell 1six8 Moc AC+sneaker.
  • The slip-on sneaker also features an M Select Grip rubber outsole that delivers reliable traction and grip.