Who should buy the Merrell Siren 3 GTX

Designed specifically for women, the Merrell Siren 3 GTX has won the hearts of outdoorsy girls who want a lightweight and comfortable shoe. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides grip on wet and dry surfaces.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that has proven waterproof performance. 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides gender-engineered alignment and comfort.

Merrell Siren 3 GTX logo

Excellent grip and durable

Much of the great qualities of this Merrell hiker can be attributed to its rugged outsole system. The Vibram Megagrip is made of a proprietary rubber compound that is very long-wearing. Its major qualities include stickiness which makes it easy for hikers to walk on rocky or uneven grounds. 

Merrell Siren 3 GTX outsole

Excellent traction

The lugs are 4.5mm deep for strong traction. The Megagrip outsole is also touted for its high level of traction on slippery, muddy, and wet surfaces. And just as it’s good on trails, the Siren 3 GTX also performs well on city streets.

Merrell Siren 3 GTX outsole 1

Comfortable cushioning

Women’s feet are biomechanically different from that of men. Aside from being shorter and narrow, they tend to have a low instep height and a slimmer heel. For the Siren 3 GTX, Merrell has integrated QForm Technology in designing the midsole. It is meant to provide stride-specific cushioning for female feet. 

Merrell Siren 3 GTX midsole

Shock-absorbing cushioning

The QForm works by absorbing shock in the heel and centering it on contact to improve stability. It also provides cushioning on the toe area for added comfort.

Merrell Siren 3 GTX heel

Excellent arch support

The shoe also comes with a removable EVA insole that offers support to all three arches of the foot.

Merrell Siren 3 GTX arch support

High abrasion resistance

This women’s hiker has an upper made of TPU and mesh. TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) has special properties that make them a popular choice for footwear products. These include high abrasion resistance, high shear strength, and high elasticity.

Merrell Siren 3 GTX upper

Breathable and waterproof

The mesh fabric has significant breathability and quick-drying properties. The Merrell Siren 3 GTX has the Gore-tex lining that acts as a waterproof barrier. 

Merrell Siren 3 GTX upper 2

Secure fit

The Merrell Siren 3 GTX has the Gore-tex lining that acts as a waterproof barrier. Lastly, the shoe features a molded TPU heel counter for protection, bellows tongue for keeping the debris out, and a web lacing system for a secure fit.

Merrell Siren 3 GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 10oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Merrell Siren
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.