Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • A majority of wearers couldn’t help but gush over the comfort they felt while wearing the Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh.
  • Several individuals who wear orthotics appreciated that this hiking footwear accommodated their particular needs.
  • More than a few outdoor lovers found a dependable walking shoe in the Hex Q2 E-Mesh.
  • Many buyers said it offered decent support.
  • Numerous owners attested to the lightness of this gear.
  • Lots of people said these became their everyday footwear.
  • A large percentage of reviewers loved that this shoe didn’t need breaking in.
  • Plenty of verified purchasers were impressed that this hiking gear fits great.
  • A good number of people said that this shoe is worth the investment.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several adventure seekers did not like that some parts of the shoe were not amply padded.
  • A good number of verified buyers were disappointed as their pairs manifested wear and tear just after a few outings.
  • Some individuals reported that it felt a bit too stiff.

Bottom line

Merrell Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh is much appreciated for being comfortable. Its walkability, orthotics compatibility, support, lightness, and fit were also acknowledged. However, despite the good characteristics, there were also bad things that wearers complained about. It was most notorious for the lack of padding. There were also criticisms about the manifestation of wear and tear after a couple of outings and the insufficient padding. Potential buyers are advised to try a pair in stores to get the right size and determine if they like how the shoe feels on their foot.

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Good to know

  • Merrell Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh offers gender-specific stability, support, and comfort. Its engineered mesh upper allows ventilation and is resistant to mud.
  • Merrell used its Kinetic Fit Base technology as the shoe’s removable contoured insole for support and comfort. It comes with a Q FORM 2 dual-density midsole that keeps the heel centered and provides a gender-engineered alignment. Merrell’s Air Cushion in the heel also helps in absorbing shock and adding stability. Affording wearers grip on a variety of surfaces is the M Select Grip outsole with 3.5 mm lugs.

The Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh is a relatively true-to-size Merrell hiker specifically made for women. It is offered in standard width and regular lengths. Its traditional lace-up system gives a secure fit.

Merrell equipped the Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh with its proprietary M Select Grip outsole with 3.5mm lug depth. It affords wearers slip-resistance on both wet and dry grounds and a variety of terrain. It extends to the front tip, acting as a toe bumper.

Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh is furnished with the proprietary Q Form 2 dual-density midsole. Its heel-centering technology helps in keeping the foot stable and comfortable. Working with it is a removable contoured insole with Kinetic Fit Base technology that supports the arches of the foot. Merrell’s proprietary Air Cushion (found in the heel) also helps in shock absorption and stability.

The Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh is equipped with a breathable engineered mesh upper that keeps the foot dry. A bellows tongue prevents the intrusion of debris.

Its lace-up closure is made up of a flat lace and webbing eyelets. Overlays are connected to the loops on the eyestay so laces can run through them, giving a lockdown fit. A heel counter increases support while a toe cap protects it from scuffs. 


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