Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $100
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Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most testers who tried the Merrell Versent found it very comfortable. One particular individual said he wore it right out of the box and it proved super comfortable for walking around all day.
  • Many users described the shoe as lightweight, sleek, and streamlined. A buyer stated it was the perfect shoe for running around town.
  • People commended the shoe's stylish appearance. A customer described it as having a vintage look with a sporty feel.
  • A consumer was pleased that the Versent came looking exactly as pictured.
  • Several users were happy to note that the shoe fits true to size.
  • The shoe's colors were noted by a few people as cool looking.
  • A few reviewers said the Versent seemed sturdy and made of good quality materials.
  • According to some, the shoe's price is reasonable, and it is worth the money.
  • One person reported that the shoe cushions well despite being light.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Versent does not provide much in the way of support, both arch and side wall, according to a user.
  • An unhappy customer reported that the shoe's synthetic material provides poor ventilation.
  • One disgruntled buyer stated that the shoe’s tread wore out quickly, leaving a very smooth bottom with little traction.

Bottom line

The Merrell Versent, true to the brand’s tradition of quality, is a comfortable and lightweight shoe that is perfect for any casual trip. The shoe is cushioned well for walking and has a stylish look that will serve you well on most occasions.

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Merrell Versent History

The Merrell company is a trusted shoemaking company that has been producing quality footwear since 1981. The company started from the collaboration of two ski company executives, John Schweizer and Clark Matis, with Randy J. Merrell, a known maker of customized boots.

Merrell was founded with the intention of making high-performance boots more affordable for consumers. This venture proved to be successful. Their first products were made specifically for hiking and were well-received by consumers. In 1986, the company sold its 25,000th pair of shoes, although, in that same year, Randy Merrell left the company to continue making custom shoes.

In 1997, with sales volume totaling $23 million, the company decided to foray into making lighter weight shoes. It started with the launch of the “Jungle Runner,” a trail running shoe followed in 2002 by the “Jungle Moc,” which became a huge success. The latter being a casual slip-on shoe with a trail-running outsole and an upper made of pigskin suede. Owing to the Jungle Moc’s well-received release, the company soon added new lifestyle footwear models to its catalog of products and in 2007 expanded the line to include accessories and apparel as well.

The Merrell Versent belongs to this casual footwear category. It is trail running-inspired, but is explicitly designed for hard and flat surfaces. It was released in 2016 and comes in several bright and striking colors such as Coriander, Teal, Black, Red, and Green. The Versent is a lightweight trainer with fabric and synthetic upper, mesh material for breathability, and a traditional lace closure.

Merrell Versent Style

The Versent has a rugged good look that is perfect for casual days at the office or walking about. Pair it up with shorts and jeans, and you’re ready to go.

Fit & Sizing

The Versent is available in men’s sizes ranging from 8 to 15, with half sizes offered as well.

Notable Features

The Merrell Versent features the MBound midsole that provides cushioning while giving you quick feedback from the ground to your foot which in turn enhances agility and stability as well as helps you improve your running or walking technique. Meanwhile, the M-Select GRIP outsole gives you the stability you need, preventing slips whether you’re on dry ground or wet. An M-Select Fresh technology applied to the shoe breaks down sweat and fights against odor-causing microbes, keeping your feet smelling fresher, longer.

The Versent is also one of Merrell’s vegan-friendly footwear which means it uses 100% synthetic materials. They also use soy-based inks as well as recycled packaging for the shoe.

Additional Info

  • The Merrell Versent has a removable EVA footpad that offers support.
  • Available at a discounted price at select retailers.
  • There are moderately-sized lugs in the outsole that should be perfect for walking on light trails.