Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • According to many Merrell Range AC+ reviews, the shoes’ soft and stretchy fabric gives an incredibly comfortable feel.
  • These sneakers by Merrell need no breaking in, according to a handful of purchasers.
  • These lifestyle sneakers provide ample support, several testers have noted.
  • A small number of consumers are happy with how light these Merrell shoes weigh.
  • A few individuals are pleasantly surprised at how sturdy these kicks seem to be. 
  • The Merrell Range AC+ colors are “amazing,” users say, and they also stay bright even after tons of wear.
  • The modern casual styling of these low-top sneakers by Merrell is commended by some reviewers.
  • Several buyers have stated that the shoes are extremely versatile and are perfect for jogging, working out in, wearing about town, or just lazing about in for the rest of the day.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some are unhappy that the laces of the Merrell Range AC+ shoes won’t stay tied. 
  • One person has noted that the soft fabric upper on top tends to hold on to socks and pull them down.

Bottom line

Casual athletic styling combined with pure right-off-the-box comfort makes for pretty amazing kicks. But that’s not all these Merrell Range AC+ shoes are about. They’re also lightweight enough to be worn all day, supportive and stable, and durable. Best of all, they come in terrific color schemes.

The laces can be frustrating as they keep getting untied unless you do double loops. The fabric of the shoes also has a tendency to snag on the socks. However, if you do an advantage vs. disadvantage list,  you’ll find that the pros greatly outweigh the cons.

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Good to know

One of Merrell’s lifestyle offerings, the Merrell Range AC+ shoes are sold in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoes have a low-top and lightweight build that speaks all-day comfort especially when you combine that with the stretchy, knit uppers.

The lace-up sneakers use three pairs of metal D-rings and flat laces to provide a secure fit.The back pull tabs give you an easy on and off access.

Merrell Range AC+ shoes have an easy, sporty look that’s perfect for everyday living. Take these with you to the gym and pair with sweatpants or gym shorts and a plain tee. For errands or trips around town, match with jeans and a long-sleeved knitted top. Hiking trips might entail some shorts, plain tee, and a plaid shirt on top.

The sneakers come in many colors ranging from dark and understated to bright and fresh. We’re sure you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.

Merrell Range AC+ shoes are designed to handle all your adventure needs. The 3D stretch knit uppers will adapt to the shape of your feet for a comfortable wear. The contoured insoles feature Kinetic Fit Base technology that gives flexible support, while the outsoles have an M Select GRIP that will provide you exceptional traction and grip when you need it.

The Air Cushion+ midsoles give heel-to-toe comfort and cushioning. 

Merrell is a trusted shoe manufacturer with a focus on the outdoors. Since the establishment of the company in 1981, the brand has been known for its no-compromise-on-quality stance. A Merrell shoe is one that has been painstakingly manufactured and designed to be durable while providing unceasing comfort to the wearer.

In the 90s, the well-known hiking brand decided to foray into the lifestyle market. It took its expertise in shoemaking and translated it into engineering sturdy footwear. The shoes would take cues from the company’s hiking background but would be designed for the urban landscape. 

Merrell’s success in its endeavor started with the release of the Jungle Moc, which to this day is still being produced and still on the brand’s user base’s most favorite list.

After the Jungle Moc came plenty more designs. Lighter shoes geared for the urban dweller but still carrying that unmistakeable Merrell stamp. It seemed the public could not get enough of these as the brand’s constant product output has been met by them enthusiastically.

The newest line to come out from the Merrell lifestyle division is the Range collection which looks to be another winner in terms of public reception. The shoes in this series, such as the Merrell Range Laceless AC+, Merrell Range Slide AC+, Merrell Solo AC+, and Merrell Range AC+, are meant to be used for any adventure you might be on. One shoe to cover all bases. These kicks are made tough and ready to be taken with you on any travel journey you have planned.

One defining feature of the Range AC+ series is the Air Cushioning system that all of the shoes contain. The Air Cushion+ tech provides exceptional heel-to-toe comfort without the heavy weight. And indeed, one often commended characteristic of Range shoes is how light each weighs.

  • Merrell Range AC+ shoes are offered in these colorways: teal/orange, black/gum, dusty olive, grey, navy/gum, triple black, and bleached aqua.
  • Each shoe weighs about 255 grams.


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