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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 is a low-top performance sneaker with a classic desert cleat 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.
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.
The Merrell company was founded in 1981 by renowned custom cleat 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 cleats 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 casual 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.
- 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.