Updates to Merrell Antora GTX

  • The Merrell Antora GTX is a neutral running shoe specifically designed for women. The shoe features the Q FORM® 2 stability technology. The goal of which is to provide stability and superior comfort during the running session. 
  • Integrated as well into the Merrell Antora GTX is the Vibram® outsole. This material aims to provide durability and grip on a wide variety of surfaces, allowing runners to tackle challenging terrains with ease and confidence.
  • Lastly, the upper features the GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane. It keeps the foot dry on wet running condition. Along with the InvisibleFit design, the GTX membrane provides the foot with a breathable and lightweight protection.

Size and fit

Designed for female runners, the Merrell Antora GTX fits true to size and it is available in standard medium width. The shoe also has a roomy toe-box for the toes to spread comfortably while running.

Outsole

In the outsole of the shoe is Vibram® TC5+ rubber compound and it comes with reliable adaptive lugs. The outsole is created to provide durability and traction. This high-performance rubber also offers added stability for a more enjoyable ride.

Midsole

Featured in the Merrell Antora GTX is the Q FORM™ 2 midsole technology. This is gender-specific midsole technology aims to encourage a more natural foot movement while running.  It also focuses on delivering superior comfort, from start to finish.

Utilized in the midsole section is the compression molded EVA. Merrell added this feature to provide comfort and stability throughout the running session.

The forefoot and heel cushioning pods are also integrated into the shoe. This component of the footwear aims to deliver additional cushioning and flexibility. As a result, a more comfortable ride is enjoyed by the user.

Like the Merrell Trail Glove 5, both utilize the TrailProtect™ rock plate. Protecting the foot from hazardous debris is the sole responsibility of this plate.

The Merrell Antora GTX uses the EVA removable insole. This material is essential in providing added cushioning to the foot.

Upper

Integrated into the upper section of the shoe is the GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane. This material is bonded with the InvisibleFit construction. This configuration aims to provide waterproof and lightweight coverage without compromising comfort. 

The upper of the shoe is also made of abrasion-resistant textile and TPU upper. This component of the Antora GTX offers breathable coverage while also delivering durability. It also comes with the breathable mesh lining that provides the foot a drier environment. 

This shoe also features a traditional lace-up closure for a more secure and adaptive fit. For added security, the Hyperlock™ synthetic heel counter is also used.

Lastly, the shoe makes use of the M Select™ FRESH antimicrobial agents. It keeps the foot fresh and healthy by reducing the odor and other microbes. 

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