Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.1ozWomen: 8.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 30mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- The Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh is a running shoe that’s designed for the trails. It’s configured to accommodate those who have neutral pronation. A protective silhouette bolsters the resistance against the harsh outdoor environments, with engineered mesh, TPU and synthetic leather as the primary elements.
- The underfoot platform uses EVA as its full-length foam. It’s been molded to heighten flexibility and rebound. The heel area has a hollow pocket that has an EVA pod in it to help provide additional cushioning and protection from impact shock.
The Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh was designed to be true to size as it uses the standard measurements. The width profile for the women’s iteration is B – Medium. The men’s version has the D – Medium option. The semi-curved shape of the silhouette contributes to a form-fitting coverage.
The outsole unit makes use of a durable rubber compound to keep the foam base safe from abrasion the debilitating effects of continued use. It is also responsible for surface traction.
Gripping lugs, like the Merrell Trail Glove 5, are patterned on the heel and forefoot sections. These semi-prominent protrusions aim to heighten grip and control over uneven terrains.
The forefoot area has flex grooves to encourage the natural bending capacity of the metatarsals.
The FLEXconnect™ is a foam unit that’s made out of ethylene vinyl acetate. It has been molded to have grooves on its design. These seemingly inconsequential indentations help the foot in achieving a more natural movement.
The Merrell Air Cushion Viz is a foam layer that has a hollow in the back portion. An EVA pod is placed in that area as a reinforcement. The purpose of this configuration is to absorb impact shock when heel striking and add underfoot steadiness.
An EVA footbed adds a bit more cushioning. It can be removed or replaced with any custom insert if the runners desire it.
The upper unit of the Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh features its namesake, the engineered mesh. This material has a cloth-like quality that is soft and breathable. It has ventilation pores to allow air into the foot-chamber.
Synthetic leather is placed on the tongue of this reliable running shoe. It offers a robust coverage and a secure fit for the instep.
A protective layer of printed material is added to the forefoot section. It shields the toes from debris and surface impact.
The Merrell Omni-Fit is a lacing system that is comprised of a saddle, flat laces, and a set of fabric wires that act as the lace-holes. These elements work together to provide a secure coverage.
An external TPU counter called Hyperlock™ is positioned on the heel. It holds the foot in place and prevents it from wobbling during the running session.