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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.

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.


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.


We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers were satisfied about how the Merrell Brevard Lace feels so comfortable on their foot.
  • The shoe was lighter than expected, said a handful of buyers.
  • A good number of users were highly appreciative of the versatility of the shoe.
  • The shoe was comfortable right out of the box, according to most of the reviewers.
  • Some of the reviewers loved that the shoe is really accommodating especially to those who have wide feet.
  • One user expressed how the shoe is better than other office-type shoes since it provides great grip especially on slippery grounds.
  • The shoe didn’t need a break-in period, according to a user.
  • Most of the buyers said that they would definitely recommend the shoe.
  • A variety of colorways for the shoe is available to choose from.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers pointed out that the Merrell Brevard Lace easily falls apart even just after a few weeks of use.
  • The shoe is sold at a slightly expensive price.

Bottom line

This casual shoe from Merrell, the Merrell Brevard Lace, with its EVA midsole provides great comfort and stability for the foot. Its M Select GRIP provides great traction and grip. The shoe offers versatility when it comes to style and allows the wearer to use the shoe along with various outfit choices.



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Merrell Brevard Lace History

Since 1981, the Merrell brand has been offering some quality and high-performance shoe. The brand has evolved throughout the years and successfully conquered the world.

Although Merrell is mostly known for their high-performance outerwear, the brand also has released some casual shoes that are favored by many. One of these casual shoes that the brand offers is the Merrell Brevard Lace. The shoe showcases an oxford shoe look covered in a nubuck leather upper which allows the wearer the choices of using it for a formal occasion or for a more casual event.

Merrell Brevard Lace Style

The Merrell Brevard Lace represents a combination of rugged and formal casual style. The shoe also proves being versatile when one can wear the shoe along with an appropriate attire in various occasions. It looks dressy enough for when going to work in an office. It can also offer the wearer a more rugged appeal when paired with the appropriate combination of outfit. One can also use the shoe along with a casual attire when out and about running some errands. It works perfectly well with a pair of jeans or with an office uniform as well.

Fit & Sizing

The shoe was designed with a lace-up closure system that allows the wearer to adjust the shoe in a comfortable fit. The shoe is more favourable to those who have wide foot than those with narrow foot since the toe box provides more space for the foot. The shoe is offered in men’s sizing from size 7 to size 15 with half sizes also available. It is also offered in medium width.

Notable Features

Most of the buyers gushed about the comfort offered by the shoe for the foot. They loved how the shoe keeps their foot from hurting even after a long day of walking or moving around wearing the shoe. The style and design of the shoe are also getting praises from buyers as they appreciate how they can use the shoe in various occasions.

Additional Info

  • The shoe weighs approximately 13oz.
  • An M Select MOVE footbed is provided in the shoe.
  • The breathable fabric lining of the shoe showcases an antimicrobial M Select FRESH technology.
  • The shoe is made with a molded nylon arch shank.