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The Merrell Solo AC+ has a tonal lacing and a medium width. It runs true to size with enough space on the toes to move. The hiking-based sneaker comes in US size 7 to 15 for men and 5 to 11 for women.
The Merrell Solo AC+ comes in modern colorways of Frost, Dusty Olive, and Black for men and Legion Blue, Andorra, and Falcon color choices for women. The color combinations mix and matches in the sole and upper and supplemented by tonal lacing making the hiking-inspired kick more appealing even to younger audiences who are often left unimpressed with the neutral tones of most Merrell cleats. The shoe looks suitable for casual wear and can also be mixed with sportswear because of its exciting color combinations.
Most impressive among the features of the Merrell Solo AC+ is its heel-to-toe air ride system that offers lightweight running shoe comfort coming from strategically placed lugs. The EVA midsole elevates the overall satisfaction with a FIT.ECO contoured footbed with organic control.
American shoe brand Merrell has been in the business of footwear manufacturing for more than three decades. Initially known for its custom cleats, the brand has eventually branched out into creating performance, hiking, all-terrain, and even running shoes.
Based in Rockford, Michigan, Merrell started out making custom cleats in 1981 and more than 35 years later produces more than 10 million shoes yearly with stores and retailers in 151 countries and annual sales and revenue amounting to more than $500 million.
From utilitarian and performance shoes the Merrell has branched efficiently out to lifestyle sneakers resurrecting some of their older designs into trendier retro recreations. And what better way to draw inspiration for the shoes than the 1980s or the early years of the company.
The Merrell Solo AC+ takes its design stimulus from the suede and mesh combination of the original Merrell Solo. While the latter looks similar to the old cleats released in the early years of Merrell, the Solo AC+ features trendier color combinations and a lighter feel with the air ride cushioning system. The mesh and microfiber combination in the upper keeps a breathable in-shoe comfort while the footbed material controls unwanted odor away.
- The Merrell Solo AC+ features a breathable mesh lining complimenting the microfiber and mesh upper materials.
- The rubber outsole approximately measures 1-1.25 inches thick.
- Traditional round lace closure keeps a snug fit.