Size and fit

The Merrell Ashford Classic is a casual sneaker for men. Women may still grab a pair of this shoe by deducting at least 1.5 from the men’s sizes. It features the traditional lacing system that helps lock the foot down in a secure and comfortable fit. A removal insole, which contours to the natural shape of the foot, is also included in the shoe for tailored cushioning.

Merrell Ashford Classic Style

Boasting a stylish vintage design, the Merrell Ashford Classic was created to pay homage to the brand’s heritage. This timeless silhouette has a distinctly classic appeal that makes it suitable for more relaxed activities in an urban environment. 

The Ashford Classic is constructed with a leather top that delivers durability while boosting the shoe’s casual and sporty style. It exhibits a versatile design that goes along well with any casual attire. 

A hiking-inspired shoe, the Ashford Classic is designed to hold up against day-to-day wear and a more adventurous lifestyle. The sneaker can be a perfect complement for a simple t-shirt or long sleeves and denim jeans for casual day weather. Some users also pair this Merrell shoe with skinny jeans, a shirt, and a coat. It is suited for long walks, holiday trips, work, and other ordinary occasions.

Notable Features

Crafted with top-quality materials, the Merrell Ashford Classic is specifically designed to stand the test of time. It is built with a premium leather material that promotes durability while enhancing the shoe’s fit.

This Merrell low-top shoe features a hiker-inspired lacing system and grippy outsole that gives stability when traveling on uneven surfaces. The Merrell Air Cushion is also utilized for shock absorption and added protection.

Merrell Ashford Classic History

Merrell is an American footwear company founded by Randy Merrell, Clark Matis, and John Schweizer in 1981. Each member of the trio had their own expertise. Randy is the master craftsman, John is the industry expert, and Clark is the Olympic athlete. Together, they designed high-performance footwear that fit the needs and lifestyles of various consumers. 

In 2007, the company decided to expand into the lifestyle market and included apparel and accessories in its product line. In 2010, Merrell products were already being sold in more than 150 countries. 

Since the establishment of Merrell, the brand has been known for providing high-quality footwear for outdoor adventures. They create all their products with four cour values in mind: Comfort, Design, Durability, and Versatility. 

Today, the Merrell Ashford Classic is one of the brand’s silhouettes created to continue the company’s legacy. Using the newest technology, the Ashford Classic sneaker is manufactured with a versatile design that ensures the highest level of comfort and performance.

Nice to know

  • For additional comfort around the heel, the Lycra collar is incorporated into the shoe. This component also allows for easy on and off. 
  • Kinetic Fit™ Base removable insole is placed underneath the foot for flexible support. It contours to the natural shape of the foot for protected and connected movement. 
  • The Merrell Air Cushion is positioned in the heel to help absorb shock and deliver added stability.
  • EVA midsole and outsole are used for excellent underfoot cushioning and protection.


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