Who should buy the Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh

This Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a running shoe that is sufficiently light.
  • You want a shoe that has a broad toe box that accommodates the natural spreading of the toes.

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Updates to Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh

  • 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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Logo

Size and fit

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Laces

Outsole

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Outsole

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Heel

The forefoot area has flex grooves to encourage the natural bending capacity of the metatarsals.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Toebox

Midsole

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Midsole

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Insole

An EVA footbed adds a bit more cushioning. It can be removed or replaced with any custom insert if the runners desire it.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Front side

Upper

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Side

Synthetic leather is placed on the tongue of this reliable running shoe. It offers a robust coverage and a secure fit for the instep.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Toe box

A protective layer of printed material is added to the forefoot section. It shields the toes from debris and surface impact.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Collar

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Lacing system

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.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 E-Mesh Side profile

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.1oz / Women 8.6oz
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 24mm
Heel height: 30mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.