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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.

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    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.

  • Collection

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    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.

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Fit & Sizing

The Merrell Freewheel Chukka is only offered in men's sizes that range from 7 to 16. This stylish pair fits true to size, but several shoe users said it is a bit big than expected. Fitting this shoe in person is recommended.

Merrell Freewheel Chukka Style

Take a comfortable and stylish stroll throughout the city in the Merrell Freewheel Chukka. This shoe is a pedal-savvy pair that exudes an on-trend design perfect even for casual business gatherings. Pair it with your casual favorites like jeans and shorts for a laidback day or dress it in chinos and a dress shirt for a more dapper look.

Notable Features

The Freewheel Chukka's upper is crafted from a rich, soft pig suede material that is durable and stylish. It has perforation detailing right before the first eyestay for breathability purposes. A pull-tab is placed on the heel as an aid when putting it on.

It also features some of the brand's signature technology such as the CycleTread sole for pedal power and flexibility for walking, M Select FRESH to keep odor at bay, and M Select GRIP for excellent traction and grip.

Merrell Freewheel Chukka History

In over three decades ago, Randy Merrell became a famous and go-to shoemaker for outdoor enthusiasts. His penchant for creating and providing premium quality handcrafted boots specially built for harsh terrains made him famous. Randy's dedication to producing high-quality performance-based shoes earned him the recognition of "best hiking boots" by the Backpacker Magazine.

Years later, the company decided to widen its inventory and expand into other market groups without straying too far away from their core value. Since then Merrell has been creating more lifestyle-based footwear that efficiently marries their outdoor-inspired designs and performance-based features.

One of the brand's latest releases of the label is the Merrell Freewheel Chukka. This shoe is manufactured primarily for casual city cycling and commutes. It features a stylish design and necessary elements for a decent cycling shoe. It is available in a few colorways.

Additional Info

  • The shoe’s insoles are removable.
  • It is a direct successor of the classic Merrell Freewheel Lace, which is a low-top iteration.