Verdict from 35 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Merrell Around Town Lace can be bought at an affordable price range.
  • Available in various colorways.
  • Many purchasers liked the lightness of this shoe.
  • The easy to wear design of the Around Town Lace has been commended by many ladies who are always on the go.
  • A significant number of the reviewers disclosed that this shoe delivers all-day comfort.
  • Few of them shared that they found this sneaker stylish and chic.
  • This pair is suitable for all-day use, said some users.
  • A couple of reviewers said that this shoe has enough ankle support.
  • This shoe is easy to maintain, said some reviewers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer complained that blisters formed when they wore the Merrell Around Town Lace without socks.
  • Few disappointed buyers revealed that they found this shoe tad narrow.
  • A couple of reviewers said that this shoe is long which felt like wearing a clown shoe.

Bottom line

Merrell launched another ladies-specific kick that is suitable for the city cruising. The Merrell Around Town Lace displays a minimalistic casual look that offers comfortable features for the all-day use.

Although this shoe received some gripe about its fit, its chic design with easy lace-up system lets its wearer hit the town with comfort and style. Exploring the concrete jungle will be a breeze with the Merrell Around Town Lace.

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Good to know

The Merrell Around Town Lace mostly runs true to size. However, some buyers complained of its narrow fit; thus, they suggest grabbing a half size up. This shoe is exclusively available in women's sizes from 5 to 12 US in medium width. It has the lace-up closure with round laces for a secure fit.

The low-top Merrell Around Town Lace displays a luxurious yet straightforward vibe because of its prime quality leather material on the upper. The slip-on design with stretchable round laces makes this pair suitable for ladies with an on-the-go lifestyle.

Its classic look works for business casual or a night in the city. It is a minimalist and versatile kick that can go well with almost any casual ensemble. This shoe looks cute with a pair of jeans, leggings, shorts, dress and with casual skirts.

Aside from the exceptionally comfortable ride, another striking feature that made the Merrell Around Town Lace noteworthy is its upper that is made of premium full-grain leather. Many admired that they can quickly jaunt in the city with a luxuriously looking shoe that can be bought at a budget-friendly price point.

Merrell brand started creating quality outdoor footwear since 1981. They usually test the durability of their shoes in the rugged terrains of Utah. Later on, Merrell began offering streetwear shoes and tested them in the city streets of New York. Merrell was able to come up with technologies that provide comfort and durability that have never been used in any shoes.

Merrell created a line that is specific to the women. The brand methodically considered the anatomy of women's feet, like the elongated toes, narrow heel and high instep to provide maximized comfort and support on the ladies' feet.

The brand created a line that is apt for the city cruising and casual streetwear like sandals, cleats, and slip-on with utmost comfort, style, and durability. One of the shoes included in this line is the Around Town Lace which doesn't look like any ordinary sneaker. It displays a low-top kick with a premium leather upper, lace-up closure, and rubber soles for a sporty vibe. This minimalist kick looks great with any casual ensemble for any time of the day.

  • The upper of the Merrell Around Town Lace is made of full-grain leather with soft pigskin leather inner lining.
  • It has the removable cork-covered M-Select Move footbed which molds to the natural shape of the wearer's foot, thus provides ample arch support.
  • The footbed has undergone the M-Select Fresh treatment to reduce the odor formation.
  • It has molded nylon arch shank that provides support.


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