Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Most users like its casual style and trendy colors that are always fashionable and mix well with various types of clothing such as denim or khakis.
  • Many reviewers praise the Merrell Duskair Lace for being comfortable and ideal for city walks.
  • Several wearers love them for being lightweight and well suited for wearing after getting feet tired after a hike or sports.
  • Some buyers claim the colors of the canvas upper made their footwear stand out in casual gatherings.
  • Customers like the airy feel of the shoe particularly in the toe box as it gives an added comfort and breathability to the feet.
  • A good number of reviews recommend this as a comfortable after sports shoe that is a great fit after a long day of walking or hiking.
  • Quite a lot of customers enjoyed wearing the sneakers even without socks as they never encountered any heel slip while wearing these kicks.
  • A good deal of reviewers like the flexibility of the sole and padded footbed suited for various types of movement.
  • Customers are keen on wearing them because of the M Select outsole that provides a steady stride for different types of terrain.
  • The Merrell Duskair Lace has an affordable price.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some customers want a softer air cushioning and arch support for their shoes as they comment these are a tad too firm for their sore feet.
  • A couple of commenters claim the shoe would have been perfect if not for the uncomfortable insole, a portion of the inside stitching, and limited arch support.
  • A handful of negative comments in the sneaker’s in-step as consumers finds them too tight.
  • Some commenters prefer the Merrell Duskair Moc as it is less complicated slip-on without worrying about lacing up the shoe.

Bottom line

Merrell Duskair Lace is the ultimate comfort shoes. The lightweight sneakers are breathable giving that needed ventilation. It is also a great buy due to its affordable pricing that does not compromise casual style and trendy designs.

While the sneakers are flexible enough for short city walks on paved streets and other terrains, reviewers remarked it could be uncomfortable on extended wear. Because of its firm sole and limited arch support, users might ask for an extra layer of cushioning and arch support in the insole.

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Good to know

For a casual lace-up sneaker, the Merrell Duskair Lace has enough space in the toe box for ventilation. It is available in sizes for both men and women. These shoes are secured by a traditional lace-up system.

The Merrell Duskair Lace Style is casual lace-up sneakers that feature a breathable canvas upper with an equally stylish detailing of leather accents in a chukka-inspired silhouette that is a perfect fit for those tired feet after a long day of hike or sports. The casual sneakers are available in hip colors for Men and Women. They are extremely lightweight and flexible to help your tired feet recover after heavy sports and long hikes and transition to a relaxed stride on city streets or run some errands.

Perfect for kicking back after that long trek or simply just when your feet are tired, the Merrell Duskair Lace is equipped with air cushioning in the heel for the needed comfort during hike recovery. The shoe features M Select Grip outsoles that deliver durable, highly slip-resistant stability on the wet and dry ground and over mixed terrain. The extremely lightweight and flexible EVA midsole, canvas upper and airy toe box makes tired feet relaxed after a long day’s hike.

From being a custom cleats manufacturer in the 1980s, American footwear maker Merrell has certainly come a long way as it diversifies its designs to cater to the younger generation.

Since it was established some 36 years ago, Merrell shoes were able to produce impressive shoe designs built for the outdoors. Shoes coming out of their design pool include dust, water and mud proofing, lighter materials, improved grip and traction, shock absorption and flexibility that are built for trail hiking or running.

The Duskair line was first released in January 2016 with the casual lace-up version launched together with the slip-on moccasin version called the Merrell Duskair Moc at the time when Merrell has been pushing itself as not only a hiking or outdoor footwear maker but a producer of casual shoes as well.

A popular hiking and trekking shoe manufacturer, Merrell has also begun dabbling into casual sneakers production in recent years.

  • The Merrell Duskair Lace features an M Select GRIP outsole for a reliable grip over mixed terrain.
  • The shoe is fitted with a padded footbed and air cushioned heel for comfort and stability.
  • Equipped with a very lightweight and flexible midsole for casual walks after a tiring hike.
  • Secured by the lace-up enclosure and supported by a nylon arch shank.
  • Affordable regular price at $70 per pair that is now sold on sale for as low as $39 to $55.
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.