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

7 reasons to buy

  • Most buyers found the Merrell Brevard Oxford comfortable.
  • The shoe comes with a Merrell air cushion placed in the heel for shock absorption and additional stability.
  • A few users said that these shoes look nice.
  • The shoes may be slightly expensive, but some users are impressed with their quality.
  • There are reviewers who said that they can go from casual, smart casual to formal with this pair.
  • The Brevard Oxford from Merrell is quite durable.
  • A handful of purchasers noticed how light the shoe is.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users noticed that the Merrell Brevard Oxford has a squeaking sound on each step.
  • One of them noted that the shoe needed to be broken in to stop the noises.
  • According to some purchasers, the Brindle colorway may look brownish in photos but is actually greenish.

Bottom line

The essence of the Merrell Brevard Oxford is quality. With a full grain leather upper, users get a long-lasting pair of shoes. These shoes improve their appearance with the patina layer that develops over time.



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Merrell Brevard Oxford History

Drawing concepts from the American footwear label’s hiking shoes, the Merrell Brevard Oxford is a combination of street style and hiking shoe performance.

Merrell has been manufacturing footwear for the hiking scene since 1981. The three great minds behind the company’s beginnings are Randy Merrell, Clark Matis and John Schweizer. Merrell’s skilled craftsmanship merged with the athletic knack and industry experience of Matis and Schweizer became an excellent combination.

The company concentrates on four core values when creating their footwear (including the Merrell Brevard Oxford): comfort, design, durability and flexibility. The company centers on making product innovations that allow people to enjoy the outdoors.

The Merrell Brevard Oxford features innovations from the footwear company’s M Select line. They went available in 2013. These technologies are applied to Merrell shoes so they can outlast the elements.

Merrell Brevard Oxford Style

The Brevard Oxford has a rugged casual look that gives protection and comfort using a sleek design. It can be paired with everyday casual clothes and smart casual outfits. It also looks formal enough to match men’s khaki pants.

Fit & Sizing

The Merrell Brevard Oxford is a men’s shoe offered in sizes 7 to 15 and in average width. It comes with a traditional lace closure that can be adjusted to have a secure foothold. Its upper material is made of leather which can stretch and adapt to the shape of the shoe owner’s foot. The Brevard Oxford is generally true to size.

Notable Features

The full grain leather upper gives the Merrell Brevard Oxford a classical and premium look that is hard to come by without busting the wallet. It offers the shoe a look that exudes confidence and go-get-it attitude.

Merrell also uses 4mm lugs in the outsole for added grip on a variety of surfaces.

Additional Info

  • Infused with the M Select FRESH. It is in the form of antimicrobial agents that maintain the freshness of the shoes.
  • The pair features a mesh lining that provides breathable comfort.
  • The M Select MOVE is a midsole which combines contoured cushioning and natural flex.
  • Merrell’s M Select™ GRIP is an outsole that provides slip-resistant support. Wearer’s get a pair that can be walked on various terrains and surfaces.