Who should buy the Agility Peak Flex 3

The Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 is built to help runners survive the trail no matter the distance. This running shoe is for you if:

  • You want a vegan trail shoe that is constructed for neutral pronators or supinators
  • You need a long-distance running shoe that can support moderate to high arches

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 print

Updates to the Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3

  • The upper of the shoe features a Jacquard mesh that is durable and breathable at the same time. It provides the foot a comfortable and well-ventilated coverage, which is essential in warm conditions.
  • Along with the new mesh upper is the TPU overlays the provides foot security while enhancing structural durability.
  • The outsole also features the Vibram Megagrip material that aims to provide durability and grip. It is configured to withstand soft and hard trail surfaces.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 vibram outsole

Guaranteed durability and traction with Vibram

In the outsole of the Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 is the notable Vibram Megagrip, which is also used in other trail running shoes. This rubber compound is a well-known material in the running world because of the durability and traction it gives. This Vibram Megagrip is strategically placed from the heel to the forefoot.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 vibram

The outsole of this shoe is also configured with flex grooves, which are designed to provide flexibility without sacrificing cushioning and durability.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 flex grooves

Long-lasting underfoot comfort

The 3rd version of the Agility Peak Flex also features a very responsive cushioning. It uses a compression molded EVA that also delivers high-energy return and long-lasting underfoot comfort.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 midsole

For midsole flexibility, the shoe uses the FLEXconnect technology. It is a midsole technology which is composed of flex grooves that are designed to deliver flexibility and speedy ride on uneven terrain.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 flexconnect

The TraiProtect rock plate is also placed between the midsole and outsole. It aims to provide durable underfoot protection from sharp rocks and other trail debris.

For added cushioning and increased responsiveness, the shoe also uses a removable PU insole.

The shoe has the M Select Fresh anti-microbial agents to provide the foot an odor-free wrap. It also reduced the presence of microbes, making the shoe clean and fresh.

Glove-like fit of the Agility Peak Flex 3

In the upper of the Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 is the new Jacquard mesh upper that provides the foot a comfortable, glove-like fit. It also delivers a lightweight and durable foot coverage. Along with the breathable upper is the mesh lining that also provides the foot a smooth in-shoe feel.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 jacquard

The Hyperlock TPU film heel counter offers comfortable heel security while the TPU overlays provide enhanced fit and added structural integrity.

Merrell Agility Peak Flex 3 heel counter

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 314g / Women 255g
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 25mm
Heel height: 31mm

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