What wearing Merrell’s Altalight means
Faster strides. With its nylon upper engineered with a lightweight support system (a.k.a. Stratafuse exoskeleton), finishing your adventure faster and safer is one of the Altalight’s benefits.
Surefootedness over loose soil. Its grippy rubber outsole with 5-mm deep lugs provides extra bite where the terrain turns for the muddy or pebbly.
Bye bye debris. The shoe’s bellows tongue, with both its sides sealed off, will fence out all sorts of granular elements (i.e., sand, dried leaves, etc.).
The Altalight’s two other siblings
Joining the featured shoe in making our selection of top-quality Merrell hiking shoes even more robust are the Altalight Knit and the Altalight Waterproof. The former is the more breathable of the two, while the latter offers full water protection in light-to-moderate rain.
Price-wise, the base Altalight is unsurprisingly the most affordable of the bunch. That said, each variant has its pros and cons, so choose the pair that best suits your needs.