Who should buy the Merrell Fiery GTX

The agile and aggressive Merrell Fiery GTX is created for rugged mountain trails. This running shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You are a neutral pronator/supinator looking for a trail running shoe
  • You have a moderate to high arch and want a cushioned trail shoe
  • You want a long-distance trail shoe that works with any type of footstrike pattern

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Updates to the Merrell Fiery GTX

  • The Gore-Tex performance shell provides a comfortable and breathable waterproof material that works in wet and dry conditions

Merrell Fiery GTX tongue

Durable traction with GRIP

The M Select GRIP outsole is integrated into the Merrell Fiery GTX. This component of the shoe aims to deliver an outstanding amount of durable traction. This material is essential in preventing any slippage during the running session.

Merrell Fiery GTX outsole

Comfort and stability for responsive runs

Utilized in crafting the running footwear is the EVA midsole. The primary focus of this midsole compound is to provide comfort and stability. As a result, a more efficient and responsive running experience is enjoyed by the runner. 

Merrell Fiery GTX midsole

Featured in the shoe is the EVA removable footbed. This material is focused on delivering additional comfort and cushioning during the running activity. Described as the inside part of the shoe, the footbed lies underneath the bottom of the foot. It has structural elements that provide a better fit, as well.

Breathable and waterproof coverage

The Gore-Tex waterproof membrane is integrated into the upper area of the Merrell Fiery GTX. The primary purpose of this is to deliver a waterproof performance. It is also focused on providing exceptional breathability during the run. When the shoe is breathable, the foot is kept cool and dry at all times. 

Merrell Fiery GTX gore-tex

Used in making the running shoe is the synthetic leather and mesh upper. This component of the shoe is meant to provide added breathability and durability.

Merrell Fiery GTX upper

When compared to the Merrell Trail Glove 5, which uses the ghillie lacing system, the Merrell Fiery GTX utilizes the traditional lace closure. This system is essential in achieving a lockdown feel during the running activity.

Merrell Fiery GTX laces

Featured in the shoe is the Bellows tongue. This tongue unit is vital in keeping debris out of the footwear during the runs. 

The protective synthetic toe cap is integrated into the Merrell Fiery GTX. The primary goal of this is to provide protection to the foot against hazardous materials that can be found on the trails. 

Merrell Fiery GTX toecap

Utilized in the platform is the hyper-lock synthetic heel counter. Merrell added this feature of the shoe to ensure security and lockdown feel throughout the runs.

Merrell Fiery GTX heel counter

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 22.9oz / Women 20.1oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Merrell Fiery
Forefoot height: 27mm
Heel height: 35mm

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