Verdict from 66 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Merrell Wraith Fire is very easy to wear, said few buyers.
  • Most reviewers shared that this sneaker is very comfortable.
  • Many buyers applauded the high-quality materials used in this sneaker.
  • Few users commended the versatility of this kick that suits any casual ensemble.
  • A nice pair to use when traveling, said a couple of reviewers.
  • This pair runs true to size.
  • A couple of buyers liked that the Wraith Fire looks very sharp and stylish.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Merrell Wraith Fire is considered tad narrow by some reviewers.
  • A reviewer found the lace non-durable. It broke the very first time he used the shoe.

Bottom line

Just like most of its siblings in the breadth of Merrell impressive kicks, the Wraith Fire Casual Lace-Up features Merrell trail-inspired elements re-engineered to fit the city pavements. This shoe highlights the advanced technologies inserted on its sole to deliver excellent comfort when exploring the cities or nature's trails. The Merrell Wraith Fire is a practical addition to one's collection of sharp and zappy looking pair that suits the city streets as well as the campsite.

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Good to know

The Merrell Wraith Fire is available only in men's sizing from 5 to 15 US in medium width. Women can also enjoy the comfort of this model by purchasing a 1.5 size down their regular size. Example, if their usual shoe size is 7, she is advised to grab size 5.5 in the men's sizing for a more secure fit.

Meanwhile, this shoe has a breathable mesh lining with molded nylon arch shank for ample support and comfort. The brand inserted the M-Select MOVE technology for maximized comfort and flexibility apt for the city pavements and nature trails. Merrell equipped this model with a lace-up closure for a personalized, secure fit to further enhance the comfortable strides.

The low-top Merrell Wraith Fire features trail-ready look with the comfort that suits the city cruising. Its upper is composed of premium leather, suede, and mesh materials rested atop a chunky sole, a reminiscent of its hiking-footwear forerunner. While this shoe looks too rugged for the urban streets, many still prefer donning it with any casual ensemble. To style this, most recommend pairing it with jeans, chinos, or khaki shorts matched up with plain tees or button-down shirt.

The upper of the Merrell Wraith Fire is made of mixed materials that amplify the outdoor features of this sneaker. The upper is made of premium leather, suede, and mesh to provide a variety of texture as well as boost the outdoor vibe of this kick while delivering superb support and protection to its wearers.

Outdoor footwear has been the forte of the Merrell since 1981. As the needs of the outdoor adventure lovers have transformed, Merrell also altered their approach to attending those essentials. From the mountains, they are now offering shoes suitable for urban use to keep up with fast-paced evolution in the sneakers market. They have incorporated various technologies in a wide array of shoe models to cater to various needs of many consumers - from the all-leather hiking cleats to after sports footwear called the Moc.

The brand launched the Wraith Fire model that suits the city cruising with elements apt for the easy trails. The brand inserted various technologies such as M-Select Fresh, M-Select Grip, and M-Select Move to deliver superb comfort, durability, and reliable traction.

  • This product weighs 340 grams.
  • Merrell included the M-Select MOVE foot frame that follows the natural flex of the foot. This feature is integrated with the Return Foam cushioning that provides all-day natural support, stability, and comfort to the foot.
  • This shoe is protected by the M-Select FRESH that reduces the bacterial formation that produces odor thus interrupts the freshness of the shoes.
  • The M-Select GRIP is the sticky lug pattern pushes the debris out of the outsole which keeps the rocks and dirt from sticking to the outsole. Also, the lugs are angled which help the wearers sure-footed on various rough and smooth terrains.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.