Who should buy the Merrell Accentor

Light and fast—may be the most accurate description for the agile Merrell Accentor. It's the perfect shoe for you if:

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Who should not buy it

If you're not really a fan of stitched-on uppers, look past the Accentor and in the direction of the Merrell Ontario. Also, consider the MQM Flex 2 instead of the featured shoe if lacing security is high on your hiking needs list.

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Exceptional comfort on day one

A majority of hikers find the Merrell Accentor incredibly pampering. This quality, according to them, is available fresh from the box.

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Merrell Accentor: Grippy for all seasons

Scores of adventurers admire how the footgear’s outsole grips on both wet and dry surfaces.

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Amazing lightness and breathability

Stuffiness and clunkiness are two of the things you won't experience in this summer hiking shoe.

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The gait-preserving Accentor

This trail shoe delivers incredible support around the arch, experienced trail adventurers say.

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Hit-or-miss craftsmanship

Some reviewers lament the presence of loose stitching on this day hiking shoe.

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Among Merrell's budget-friendliest

Its lower-than-100-dollars asking price is one of the Accentor's many aces.

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Merrell Accentor vs. Danner Trail 2650

Outdoor lovers who require a breathable and lightweight pair may consider the Accentor and the Danner Trail 2650. Both of these offerings are crafted by their manufacturers for adventures set in warm weather. Shown below are the features that make these shoes ideal for such an environment and the qualities that set them apart.

Upper. The Trail 2650's comfy shell is primarily made of velvety leather. It's perforated on both sides to enhance its breathability. The Accentor, on the other hand, has a mainly mesh upper imbued with leather overlays.

Weight. Both of these offerings are lightweight kicks. That said, the Danner Trail 2650 is lighter than the Accentor by roughly 30 g.

Price. If you’re looking for something quite inexpensive, Merrell hits the sweet spot. The Trail 2650 is approximately $60 more expensive than the Merrell Accentor.

Sole unit. These hikers come with grippy lugs that provide multi-directional grip on various surfaces. That said, only the Accentor has a heel brake, which grants enhanced control on descents.

CONCLUSION: If you prefer shoes that thrive on level terrain, one that also looks more casual, opt for the Trail 2650. On the other hand, you're better off taking home the more protective Accentor if you need an affordable hiker that offers extra footing security on inclines.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.1oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell
Material: Suede, Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric / Fabric

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.