Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A few online commenters loved the thick and stretchy material used on the upper of these sneakers. It expands and permits a more snug fit without pinching toes.
  • One user who is suffering from a bunion and foot injury appreciates the roomy toe box of the Merrell Ceylon Lace. Likewise, the shoe can be laced tightly for a more secure fit.
  • One reviewer gives high appreciation on the shoes’ removable inserts as it can easily be replaced with other insoles.
  • Majority of the testers were able to walk and stand for long periods of time with these sneakers. It only proves that these sneakers offer adequate cushioning and are very comfortable to the feet.
  • The style of these sneakers is versatile as it can be paired with a casual dress or work uniform, according to one user.
  • Some users who were able to use these for light workouts found the shoes comfortable.
  • These sneakers offer superior arch and ankle support.
  • According to one tester, the price of these shoes is worth it given its quality.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers noted that the shoe rubs at the ankle.
  • The tongue of these sneakers, which is made of a stiff and comfortable material, comes up high and rubs on foot.
  • These shoes are not advised for strenuous walking.

Bottom line

With the comfort and style that the Ceylon Lace offers, loyal fans and first-time users of Merrell sneakers were not disappointed with their purchase. The thick and stretchy material and lace-up closure incorporated on the shoe works to its advantage as it creates a customizable fit and permits more room for the feet.

More so, it is comfortable enough to be used all-day because of its arch and ankle support. Those looking for a classic and comfortable sneaker that can also be used outdoors can consider these.

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Good to know

The Ceylon Lace comes with traditional lace-up closure, but instead of regular laces, it sports thin ones that add to the sleekness of its overall aesthetics. These low-top sneakers come in women’s sizes ranging from US 5-11 M. According to online reviewers, these shoes fit as expected, so ordering the usual size is recommended.

The Merrell Ceylon Lace is a combination of casual and sporty comfort. Its upper is composed of a mix of breathable and mesh upper, making these sneakers simple but sleek. These sneakers come in four colorway options-- Cayenne, Logan Berry, Teal, and Black. Styling these sneakers are quite easy as it is made for everyday wear.

Staying consistent with the brand’s mission of letting its users enjoy the outdoors, the Merrell Ceylon Lace exhibits the same qualities. Its fabric upper incorporates a mesh lining, which makes the shoe breathable and lightweight. More so, as it is composed of a stretchy material, it gives enough room for the feet. It is then seated on an M-Select GRIP outsole which enhances its durability and makes it resistant to slippage whatever the condition of the terrain is.

The company Merrell started with a customized pair of hiking cleats. One of its founders, Randy Merrell, attempted to make the shift from an industrial shoe-making school to applying his knowledge in making cleats. In 1981, he started the company with Clark Matis and John Schweizer, former ski executives. The fusion of the three people complimented as Randy Merrell provided his product expertise while Matis and Schweizer had athletic instincts and industry know-how.

The company applied a no-compromise philosophy when it comes to cleat-making. In 1983, the company produced their first products. It was also in that year when Merrell launched the first hiking cleats for women with QForm Technology. This advancement means to suit the distinct bone structure, stride, and profile of women hikers.

Currently, the brand carries not only hiking cleats, but it expanded on different product lines, even lifestyle footwear. One of its releases, the Merrell Ceylon Lace is a lifestyle sneaker that is ideal for traveling, walking, and everyday use.

  • The Merrell Ceylon Lace is incorporated with EVA removable footbed and EVA midsole for maximum comfort.
  • This shoe features a Remember Me™ foam footbed which cradles the feet for all-day comfort.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.