Who should buy the Merrell Antora 2
Designed specifically for women, the Merrell Antora 2 is a trail running shoe that's best for:
- light to moderate trail
- daily training
- easy, high-mileage runs
Who should NOT buy it
Those who are looking for road running shoes can write off the Antora 2. And if you need a pair of stability shoes, you can skip this one too.
Merrell Antora 2 vs. 1: 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.
No adjustment period needed
Many runners have mentioned that the Merrell Antora 2 is very comfortable right out of the box.
Outsole so sticky, you can run anywhere!
On dirt, gravel, and grass, the Merrell Antora 2 clings. It does it so "impressively," most reviewers have not had any issues with slipping.
No need to worry about strained feet with the Antora 2
Thanks to its rock plate, testers report that they feel "confident" to step over rocky and uneven surfaces.
Planted steps coming your way
The midsole has a decent amount of rigidness that gives the foot a stable platform needed to strike the ground.
The Merrell Antora 2 is a jack-of-all-trails
Apart from its multi-surface grip, the shoe also shines on light trail hiking and climbing activities.
Welcomes wide feet with open arms
Similar to Altra running shoes, the Antora has a "very roomy" toe box, said multiple experts. Even those with wide feet find it highly spacious for themselves; their toes never feel constricted.
Looking for a flexible shoe? Skip this.
Those who want to keep their steps natural-feeling might not like the stiff midsole of the Antora 2. This is a gripe that most critics share.
Because it's so roomy, narrow-footed runners are not fans of it. According to them, it makes the shoe's fit "sloppy" and "loose."
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