Who should buy the Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof

Outdoorsy ladies are very likely to appreciate this hiking shoe from Merrell if they are after the following:

  • a waterproof shoe to keep the foot warm and dry in wet and cool weather
  • a lightweight hiking shoe that doesn't drag the foot
  • a budget-friendly option that doesn't fall short in performance

Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof Upper

Who should NOT buy the shoe

If you hike exclusively in dry conditions, opt for the non-waterproof Siren Edge 3 instead.

Reliable waterproofing of the Siren Edge 3

A lot of women have tested this Merrell offering in demanding conditions such as the rainy weather of Oregon and Alaska, muddy areas, deep puddles, wet grass, and downpours. Here is what they have to say:

  • "shoes love the rain!"
  • "hiked through mud and water and felt no soak through"

Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof Ankle

Snug fit for her

Unlike in unisex hikers, your feet will not be swimming in this pair, as its confines are engineered to give a firm and secure hug.

Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof Insole

Siren Edge 3 is nice and light

More than a few reviewers have taken note of how light yet supportive this Merrell shoe feels on the foot. Tipping the scales at 9.7 oz (275 g), it is 19% lighter than women's waterproof hiking shoes on average (12 oz / 341 g).

Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof Collar

Grippy outsole makes you surefooted

Based on the general wearers' feedback, the Merrell Siren Edge 3 WP performs admirably when it comes to traction. Ladies attested to its gripping capacity on the following surfaces: rocky, steep hills, tree roots, rocks, river crossings, cobblestone streets, wet wooden planks, stone steps, grassy fields, etc.

The only caveat is that the rubber grooves tend to hold mud more than desired.

Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof Outsole

Keeps you comfortable for long miles

Be it hiking or daily walking, this Merrell Siren shoe proves to be a blissfully comfortable companion. The reviewers report feeling free of pain and fatigue after wearing the shoe for hours. In the words of one lady, "each step feels like the bottom of my feet are being massaged."

They mentioned that it is not a plush and spongy kind of cushion but a fairly firm and supportive one.

Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof Midsole

Affordable shoe in its category

Hiking shoes with a waterproofing feature tend to be more costly than their breathable counterparts. The average asking price hovers around $150 for this type of footwear.

The good news is that the Merrell Siren Edge 3 Waterproof is priced a bit more reasonably, at $110. With sales under way, it can be a great bargain!

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 9.7oz
Base model: Merrell Siren Edge 3
Use: Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Merrell Siren
Features: Lightweight / Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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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.