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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

Price
$100

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A high number of consumers rave about how comfortable these sneakers are. Although not a performance sneaker, they were able to walk on different terrains for an extended period without complaints. One described the feeling similar to walking barefoot.
  • Several testers highly appreciate the style of these shoes as it is not too flashy and not too casual.
  • Few commenters admire the zipper closure as it makes getting on and off the shoe quite easily.
  • One user loves that these sneakers can shed dirt and dust. More so, these shoes held up well for snow storms and muddy areas.
  • These shoes are offered at an affordable price, according to some consumers.
  • Fans of Merrell sneakers particularly enjoyed the Ceylon Zip.
  • These shoes suit different age ranges. The convenience, comfort, and ease of wear of these sneakers satisfy even a 94-year-old woman.
  • One commenter noted that the slight heel and gripping soles are great accents on the shoe’s aesthetics and functionality.
  • The upper of the shoe expands but does not stretch out, said one reviewer.
  • A couple of users appreciate the removable insoles as they substitute orthotics suited for their feet.

4 reasons not to buy

  • One user had issues with a defective zipper closure.
  • These sneakers lack ventilation, said one tester.
  • Few commenters noted that these lack arch support since the soles are too thin.
  • Several mentioned that these sneakers have a narrow fit.

Bottom line

Constructed for everyday wear, the Merrell Ceylon Zip fuses style and comfort in an affordable sneaker. Most of the users appreciate the simplistic design and the more dressed-up look that upgrades any casual wear. It is then backed up with a shock-absorbing EVA midsole and Remember Me Foam bed, which enhances its comfort. More so, its slip-on design is much appreciated by people of different age ranges because it's easy to put on and off.  


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Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 111 ratings

5 star
59%
4 star
18%
3 star
16%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

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Merrell Ceylon Zip History

As a well-known maker of handcrafted cowboy boots, Randy Merrell thought of putting his expertise to great use by teaming up with Rossignol Ski Company executives John Schweizer and Clark Matis in 1981. The skill of the three fused into making the Merrell company, combining expertise in footwear craftsmanship and business savviness and connections.

In 1983, Merrell launched its first product. Along with it was the launch of the brand’s women’s hiking shoes with QForm comfort technology that is specialized for women’s bone structure, stride, and profile. From then on, Merrell continued to expand not just in footwear but also transcended to apparel and accessories.

Along with its release of the Merrell Ceylon Zip, the brand stayed consistent with its mission of permitting its audience to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. With that, the values it upholds to-- comfort, durability, design, and versatility, all linked to its success.

Merrell Ceylon Zip Style

Style is certainly not sacrificed with the  Merrell Ceylon Zip. Composed of a delicate fabric with breathable mesh lining, the shoe is not only well-ventilated, but it also makes the design sleek and simple. Additionally, the subtle patch detailing on the upper gives this shoe a more unique and futuristic look. Its slip-on style makes these perfect for everyday casual wear. Pairing clothes that match this relaxed vibe are ideal. These sneakers come in three colorways, Cayenne, Monument, and Teal.

Fit & Sizing

Merrell Ceylon Zip is a women’s sneaker that is built for women who are on-the-go. Its zipper closure instead of the traditional lace-up closure allows a more convenient wear of the shoe. More so, the fabric and mesh upper allows more toe room and at the same time, provides a snug fit. The sizes of this sneaker range from 5-11, with half sizes available.

Notable Features

This lifestyle sneaker is ideal for traveling, walking, and everyday use. Combining style and comfort the Merrell Ceylon Zip is backed up with technologies which allow users to experience heightened comfort. These shoes feature an M Select™ FRESH system which eliminates odor-causing bacteria and breaks down sweat, which keeps the feet fresh all day.

Staying consistent with the M Select technology is the use of the GRIP outsole. This advancement allows the user have a more confident stride which provides durability and slip-resistant stability suitable for mixed terrain.

Additional Info

  • The Merrell Ceylon Zip features footbed called Remember Me™ Foam which enhances comfort to the shoe.  
  • A shock-absorbing EVA material is incorporated on the sneakers’ midsole which absorbs impact and protects the foot.