Verdict from 52 user reviews

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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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.

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.

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.

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 cleats. 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.

  • 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.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.