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Much like the lace-up version of this shoe, the Merrell Primer Laceless Canvas slip-on is exclusive to men’s sizing. Lining the padded heel counter is a breathable mesh textile that provides enough ventilation for an odor-free foot.
Thinking of outfits to style with the Merrell Primer Laceless Canvas comes in a multitude of options, especially with the availability of basic hues of brown, navy blue, black, and gray.
For a casual meeting with some colleagues, one can put on a plain white button-down polo tucked into khaki trousers, a pair of gray Primer Laceless Canvas, and a navy blue blazer.
Much like the Merrell Primer Canvas, this, too, has a 3-stitch feature visible on the lateral side that complements well with the colorway. This detail serves as an accent against a predominantly solid color.
Also, while not visible, this slip-on sneaker has the Merrell air cushion. This exclusive technology is a sealed unit in the heel section, which absorbs four times the weight of the wearer. Additionally, air cushioning also provides more stability.
Merrell was established in 1981 by Randal Merrell and former ski executives Clark Matis and John Schweizer.
With Matis’ athletic experiences, Schweizer’s business acumen and Italian connection, and Merrell’s customized outdoor boots, the trio released its first shoe in 1983.
The year 1983 also saw a shoe range for the woman lover of the outdoors.
Every crafted shoe infuses Merrell’s core values of comfort, durability, design, and versatility with a “no compromise” approach. Moreover, this Indiana-based manufacturer melded American cowboy with an Italian flair of the boot manufacturing process.
Merrell sold his shares in 1986 and decided to go back to his first love of customizing boots, and was bought by Montreal-based Karhu. After expanding to 22 countries, the company was acquired by Wolverine World Wide Inc.
Ever since its first release, Merrell has then expanded its products to lifestyle apparel and accessories, that opened up to the casual shoe range.
The Merrell Primer Laceless Canvas, which is among Merrell’s low-top selections, features a slip-on sneaker design and has spawned other editions like the Merrell Primer Laceless Leather.
- There is a suede patch on the heel for that added contrast to the canvas texture.
- The midsole comes over the top of the heel for that added support.
- A debossed “Merrell’ branding bleeds to the midsole by the heel counter on the lateral side.