Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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Merrell Bask Sol History
The Merrell company was founded in 1981 by renowned custom boot maker, Randy J. Merrell, and two executives of the Rossignol ski company. Their first product was launched in 1982 and was aimed at people who wanted high-performance boots at a more affordable price.
They first specialized in manufacturing hiking footwear but has, since the late 90s, delved into adding lightweight shoes into their catalog. Their first lightweight shoe was not considered a commercial success, but their follow-up release, the “Jungle Moc” (a casual slip-on shoe with an upper made of pigskin suede) was a bestseller and catapulted their brand further into the public’s consciousness.
The Merrell Bask Sole is part of their lightweight collection and is a low top shoe with a ruggedly stylish look. It features a removable EVA footbed, traditional lace-up closure, full-grain leather upper, and breathable mesh lining.
Merrell Bask Sol Style
The Merrell Bask Sol is a low-top performance sneaker with a classic desert boot styling that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. One way to wear it is with skinny black jeans topped off with a sharp denim jacket for night outs or with straight-legged jeans and any shirt for a more casual look.
Fit & Sizing
The Merrell Bask Sol is available in men’s sizes in medium width. Sizes range from 8 to 15, with half sizes up to 12. Reviewers say the shoe is generally true to size.
The Merrell Bask Sol features a tough midsole which utilizes the MBound technology. The MBound technology gives the wearer an accelerated response from the ground to the foot, which in turn enhances the user’s walking/running technique. The shoe’s lining is treated with the M-Select Fresh to reduce sweat and suppress odors by eliminating odor-causing microbes. An EVA footbed gives the shoe stability.
- Weight is 8.5 oz per shoe or 17 oz per pair.
- Colors available for the Merrell Bask Sol are Navy, Moss, Cafe, and Black.