Facts

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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Collection

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

Price
$100

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Several users like that the Merrell Around Town Antara Lace weighs light.
  •  A few customers are impressed at the high-quality leather material used in this sneaker.
  • Numerous reviewers find the construction solid and the built of the footwear to be durable.
  • Some commenters are pleased with the overall look of the shoe from the sleek silhouette, contrasting laces, and that that it does not look bulky at all.
  • A good number of wearers find the toe box spacious and airy making the experience of wearing them comfortable.
  • The laid-back design and appeal of the shoe make it ideal for everyday wear.
  • A lot of users claimed the neutral colorways of the shoe blends well with different clothes like short or long pants.
  • Some users claimed the shoe fits well and feels comfy with its supportive arch support.
  • A few commenters noted that the sneaker remains clean and odorless after months of use.
  •  The shoe is an unadulterated low-top sneaker that fits various casual styles in women’s fashion.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some are disappointed with the heel that is not high enough causing discomfort and leather could rub the ankle and cause blisters.
  • A few comments were posted about how stiff the shoe feels because of the thin cushioning.
  • A few customers noticed scuff marks after using the shoe.

Bottom line

Whether heading to a nearby park or just walking around an urban area, the Merrell Around Town Antara Lace is the perfect footwear for women. The lightweight sneaker comes wholly equipped with a full grain leather exterior with comfy pigskin lining and a shock absorbing stabilized heel without appearing too feminine. Designed to be a fresh and odorless everyday kick with its cork-lined removable insole, the Merrell Around Town Antara Lace is a reasonable purchase for its stylish looks at only $100 for each pair.


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Merrell Around Town Antara Lace History

US footwear manufacturer Merrell has been in the shoemaking business for more than 35 years. The company was established in 1981 as an outdoor shoe manufacturer individually custom-made boots. Since then, the company has diversified its shoemaking capability by designing outdoor shoes for men and women of all ages.

Since it was established, Merrell shoes were able to manufacture impressive shoe designs built for the outdoors with capabilities of dust, water and mud proofing. The shoes also would usually use lighter materials and involve design elements that include improved shock absorption, grip and traction, and flexibility. All these aspects are essential for outdoor shoes which the company for more than three decades has been offering to their avid fans.

Over the years the sneaker company did not only came out large by designing outdoor hiking shoes but also diversified their footwear catalog by also introducing casual lace-up shoes. These shoes are geared towards sneaker loving fans who would want casual footwear that can easily be used on and off the trail.

The Merrell Around Town Antara Lace was first released in early 2017 with the casual lace-up model that adheres to Merrell’s core values of comfort, durability, versatility, and design to preserve the high-quality shoe-making business.

Merrell Around Town Antara Lace Style

The Merrell Around Town Antara lace is a lightweight, comfortable sneaker built for female urban explorers. The laid-back design and lightweight construction make it an impeccable choice for everyday women’s footwear. Whether a girl is in jeans, short pants, or leggings, the relaxed style and urban look becomes profound in this silhouette.

The Merrell Around Town Antara Lace comes in neutral tones of Black, Brown Sugar, Huckleberry, and Turbulence colorways that are versatile as it effortlessly blends with whatever clothing a woman plans to wear for the day.

Fit & Sizing

A lace-up closure keeps the feet on lockdown while a pull-up tab can be found at the heel back for easy on and off of the footwear. The shoe also runs and feels true to size with moderate arch support and medium width. The Merrell Around Town Antara Lace range from US size 5.5 to 11.5 for women.

Notable Features

Most striking in this casual women’s footwear is the removable FIT.ECO Blended EVA Cork footbed that keeps the feet cushioned and breathable while keeping odors at bay. The air cushioned design in the heel of the Merrell Around Town Antara Lace offers stability and shock absorption while a molded nylon arch shank keeps the shape intact while providing the needed arch support.

Additional Info

  • The Merrell Around Town Antara Lace sneaker also has an ultra-lightweight sole that is flexible and has a secure grip on the ground.
  • A heel pull tab can be found at the back to guarantee smooth on and off.