Merrell Rubato: Max cushioning, bouncy ride

A max-cushion shoe from Merrell, the Rubato offers long-lasting performance, miles after miles. Everything on this shoe, from the upper to the outsole, aims to keep your feet comfy as you hit the trail eagerly. 

Who is it for?

The Rubato is best-suited for trail runners looking for a pair of zero-drop shoes with plenty of cushioning. Designed for less aggressive trail surfaces, the shoe performs well on long-distance runs and uptempo training.  

Likable features of the Rubato

  • Maximum, bouncy cushioning - It features the FloatPro Foam that gives a springy ride in each stride. The soft, maxed cushioning delivers underfoot protection for long-distance runs.
  • Comfortable, locked-in fit - The upper offers a smooth, cushioned coverage. The internal bootie and external rear strap hold the foot securely from the forefoot to the heel.
  • Sturdy, grippy outsole - The Vibram MegaGrip sole unit offers durability and traction on both dry and wet surfaces.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.4oz / Women 7.9oz
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 31.5mm
Heel height: 31.5mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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