Merrell Agility Peak 4
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Overview of this review
Merrell Agility Peak 4: Run all terrain with protection
There are three elements of the Agility Peak 4 that make it such a versatile and protective shoe: (1) copious amount of cushion, (2) rock plate, and (3) grippy Vibram Megagrip outsole. Combined altogether, they help mute out impact shock and keep the foot well-shielded from harsh ground elements.
And to make the Agility Peak a true multi-terrain trail shoe, it's made with a very clingy outsole. Throw just about anything at it, and it can handle it with ease.
Who and what is it for?
Since the Agility Peak 4 has a lot of cushion, it's suited for beginner to intermediate trail runners, heavy runners, and can even accommodate ultrarunners. It may tackle a lot of surfaces, but it also has its limitations. To find out, read on.
- Mountain running
- Trail running
- Trail walking/hiking
Distances: Middle to long distance
- Rough and rocky terrain
- Woodland trails
- Steep, technical terrain
Conditions: Wet and dry
- Steep, muddy terrain
- Long, flat trails
- Wet rock
Merrell Agility Peak 4 vs. 3
Lighter, more protective ride: This is owed to the more featherweight but more abundant FloatPro foam of the shoe. It cradles the foot and absorbs impact effectively without adding any bulk.
Better grip: With an updated Vibram Megagrip outsole, the shoe has better traction than its precursor, and can handle more terrain.
More protection: Designed with a rock plate, the shoe keeps the foot safe from any abrasive and sharp ground elements.
Enhanced lockdown: With a new tongue design (gusseted/attached to the sides), the heel and midfoot are made more secure.