Updates to Merrell Siren Edge Q2 Waterproof

  • The Siren Edge Q2 Waterproof replaces the Siren Edge Waterproof. This second version is Merrell’s answer to female hikers looking for a shoe that balances gender-specific stability, support, and alignment. The technology behind such combination of qualities is called Q Form 2.
  • Two Merrell-owned technologies make a return in this iteration. They work hand in hand to keep the user’s feet feeling fresh and dry: the M-Select Fresh for odor management and the M-Select Dry for waterproofing.

Size and fit

A fairly true-to-size, lightweight hiking shoe specially made for women is the Siren Edge Q2 Waterproof. Its decent range of half and full sizes are intended for individuals with standard-width feet. The shoe’s classic lacing system enables users to set their desired fit. The heel pull loop, on the other hand, quickens on and off.


Providing hikers with adequate traction over mixed terrain is the M-Select Grip outsole. Rain or shine, this hardwearing Merrell-exclusive component can produce and maintain grip, thanks primarily to its 4.5-millimeter, diamond-shaped lugs. Outside traction, this grippy layer also provides toe protection with its extension covering the tip of the footwear’s toe box.


The Siren Edge Q2 Waterproof’s cushy midsole is engineered with Q Form 2—a heel-centering technology that promotes balance and comfort underfoot. It is also built with a molded nylon shank at the arch for improved support around the footgear’s medial section.

Sitting snugly on top of this chunky platform is the shoe’s Kinetic Fit.Tri insole. Besides extra cushioning, this default footbed also provides additional arch support.


Mesh chiefly makes up the Siren Edge Q2 Waterproof’s lightweight upper. It has adequate protection against abrasive hazards thanks to synthetic overlays covering its vital parts. It stands up against intrusive debris with the help of the shoe’s bellows tongue. It also has proper water protection as its liner is imbued with M-Select Dry. This waterproofing technology offers moisture management as well.

Its traditional closure system uses standard laces made of a synthetic material. It has fabric loops for lace holes, with the exception of the top-most pair consisting of regular plated eyelets.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 9.7oz
Base model: Merrell Siren Edge Q2
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof

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