Verdict from 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Numerous Merrell Accentor 2 Vent Mid reviews say that this hiking boot is comfortable right from the box.
  • Many people find this lightweight hiking footwear to be very supportive.
  • Lots of customers are satisfied with the quality of the Merrell Accentor 2 Vent mid hiking boots. Some say this boot can last 1,000-1,500 miles.
  • A handful of hikers give it top remarks for its great traction. 
  • Many verified buyers agree that this hiking boot from Merrell is reasonably priced.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several people are disappointed that this shoe runs narrow.
  • The boot squeaks, which is an annoyance for some.

Bottom line

A tough hiker meant for traversing moderate terrain in the summer, the Accentor 2 Vent Mid gets tons of great feedback for being downright comfortable. It also ticks the box for lightness, grip, and quality. What's more, many buyers are satisfied with its price. It's an affordable, reliable hiking boot for its class.

This suede boot is definitely crafted for all-day comfort on the trail. Too bad it runs narrow. But overall, this hiker is a wonderful choice for anyone looking for a lightweight, breathable hiking boot.

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Good to know

  • A comfortable hiking shoe made for easy to moderate trails, the Merrell Accentor 2 Vent Mid features a sturdy upper that offers protection against the elements. It has the Merrell Air Cushion in the heel that absorbs shock and keeps the shoe stable. Reinforcing the protective upper is the bellows tongue that keeps the debris out and a rubber toe cap for added strength and protection.
  • Ready for adventures on the trail, the Accentor 2 Mid Vent uses a compression-molded EVA for lightweight cushioning along with a nylon arch shank for durable support.

A mid-top hiker available in medium widths, the Merrell Accentor 2 Mid Vent has a mesh upper that cradles the foot snugly. It uses a traditional lacing system with hooks on top for a customized fit. There's also plenty of padding to keep the ankle feeling supported. 

For the outsole, this Accentor 2 Mid Vent has the M-Select Grip with 5mm lug depth for an aggressive grip. Soles with deep lugging such as this perform really well on soft and uneven ground, including mud, gravel, and loose dirt although they can be a bit uncomfortable when walking on smooth, hard surfaces like concrete or pavement. 

Touted for its lightness, this hiker from Merrell uses EVA midsole which is a foam-like material that has good shock absorption and impact reduction qualities. For added cushioning, it comes with a removable insole that is contoured to the foot and provides absolute arch coverage. This footbed has an advanced heel lock for a protected and supported movement.

The Accentor 2 Vent Mid is made of breathable mesh with suede overlays. It comes with a rubber toe cap that protects against trail hazards and an air cushioning system in the heel for shock absorption. This boot doesn't have a waterproof membrane so it's best used for hiking in mild conditions, particularly during the summer season. Completing the upper is a traditional lacing system with bellows tongue.

-This model also comes in a waterproof version which makes hiking in wet conditions a breeze.



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