DiscontinuedUpdate: Merrell Siren Edge Q2
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Updates to Merrell Siren Edge
- Merrell guarantees that the Siren Edge is equipped with features that are ideal for long hikes and can keep the feet comfortable. The mesh upper with 3D print mesh overlays offers a breathable combination. The bellows tongue blocks detritus from entering the shoe.
- A Merrell-patented footbed with odor control, the M.Select FIT.ECO, retains the freshness of the shoes and provides comfort. Also, the EVA midsole keeps the foot cushioned. The heel reinforcement and molded nylon arch shank stabilize and give a secure foothold on terrains.
- The Vibram outsole incorporated in the Merrell Siren Edge is a robust component that promises optimal performance. It provides traction on mixed terrains.
Merrell Siren Edge fit and size
Siren Edge from Merrell is a woman-specific footgear that is offered from 5 to 11.5 plus half sizes. It fairly runs true to size and comes in medium width. It has a traditional lace-up closure and a heel pull loop for a more straightforward fit adjustment. The tongue and collar are padded for plush comfort.
These low-cut hiking shoes are fitted with a Vibram outsole. Providing underfoot protection, it has deep lugs which grip on different types of terrain. The multi-directional tread pattern of this outsole makes it slip-resistant, thus enabling users to have a secure footing on wet surfaces.
The Siren Edge's footbed is called M.Select FIT.ECO from Merrell. Made from blended EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), it has an organic odor control feature, keeping the foot dry and fresh. This insole is also contoured to provide support and comfort.
The EVA foam comprises the midsole. It gives a cushioned and comfortable feel. This type of material is also known for its resistance to abrasion. It is able to absorb shock and minimize impacts as well. The air cushion in the heel further enhances the shock absorption.
The Siren Edge by Merrell is also equipped with a molded nylon shank which adds firmness. A nylon shank is lightweight. It is also flexible yet supportive. It allows the enables users to move naturally while not compromising the support for the foot arches, thus reducing the likelihood of foot fatigue.
The upper is crafted with a breathable mesh and 3D print mesh. This design does not limit the breathability of the material used. The 3D print overlays add support and structure to the footgear without the increase in weight.
The Merrell Siren Edge's tongue is connected to the sides of the upper to form the bellows tongue. It prevents trail debris from entering the hiking shoe.
- Its successor is the Siren Edge Q2.