Merrell Antora 2: Protective and grippy trail runner

Designed specifically for women, the Merrel Antora 2 features a midsole that is stable and supportive. Compared to the Nova 2, it has a firmer feel and a stabilizing post below the arch. The Antora 2 also has a sole unit that offers lots of protection and traction for more secure up and down inclines.

The Antora 2 is best for:

  • light to moderate trail
  • daily training
  • easy, high-mileage runs

Merrell Antora 2: What changed?

As a protective trail shoe, the Antora 2 is still equipped with the same midsole and outsole technologies as its predecessor. However, the mesh material has been used in the upper for better ventilation and a comfortable fit. 

Good to know

  • Just like other Merrell running shoes, the Antora 2 is made from vegan-friendly materials.
  • The Antora 2 is also available in a waterproof version. 


How Merrell Antora 2 ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 37% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Bottom 45% Merrell running shoes
All Merrell running shoes
Bottom 43% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes


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